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I hope you have a great Monday and rest of week!


Sunday Update Time!

- I finished my final self-edit, and I'm doing my final read of The Cosmic Link, Book 2 of The Evaran Chronicles II. It goes to professional edit next Monday. I like where the story's at, and hopefully everything should be solid in my final read. I may make a few tweaks here and there, but it's in a good spot!

- I talked with Michael and he has the pronunciation guide for Rimworlds, Book 3 of The Earthborn. His schedule has shifted by a few weeks, but at least it's still proceeding. I still think this will be a July release.

- I'll be starting back up on DragonRealm, Book 6 of The Inspector Dalton Files, this week and plan to use today to get the chronology sorted up for all that's been written so far. I already made sure the chronology lines up with the end of The Cosmic Link but need to adjust a few things. Dalton and Evot are involved in a few scenes in The Cosmic Link, with Kate and Evot bonding more, and Evaran helping out with an event that was discovered in WildBlood, Book 5 of The Inspector Dalton Files.

The first chapter has Dalton, Jake Melkins, and Dylan Townsend visiting a psychiatric hospital. Evot has one servbot with Kate, and the other with Brad, so she's not in the scene. Dalton understands the trauma Dylan has been through, and while Dalton wouldn't normally bring him on a visit like this, Dylan wanted to come, and Dalton wants to help where he can.

I hope your weekend is going well!


Wednesday Update Time!

- I've cleaned up 11/45 words for The Cosmic Link, Book 2 of The Evaran Chronicles II. I hope to be close to done by next Sunday. It goes to my professional editor in less than two weeks!

- I've reached out to Michael to see which date he wants to begin the audiobook of Rimworlds, Book 3 of The Earthborn. Hopefully it's this week, but I also understand how busy he is.

I hope your week is going well!


I hope you have a great Monday and rest of week!


Sunday Update Time!

I finished the third draft of The Cosmic Link, Book 2 of The Evaran Chronicles II, in Microsoft Word. ProWritingAid died on me near the end, but I was still able to complete it.

The next step is the longest and hardest and deals with ensuring specific words are at least 10 pages apart. As the book is 383 pages, that means the words can only appear 39 times at most. Thankfully, I'm cognizant of that as I'm writing, so the words and their word counts are significantly less compared to the past.

As an example, when I first started doing this a while back, the word "looked" was used on average over 250+ times. For this book, it starts at 101 and is the most used word. Another aspect I keep in mind when writing is how it will sound in an audiobook. I have until July 1st before the manuscript is sent to professional editing!

I hope your weekend is going well!


From my cover artist Tom Edwards Design. I'm glad to work with someone as talented as him and have been doing so for almost nine years now!


Wednesday Update Time!

I converted the first draft of The Cosmic Link, Book 2 of The Evaran Chronicles II, from Scrivener to Microsoft Word. Everything has been formatted, and I'm now going through every scene using ProWriting Aid and the echoes feature which helps me identify redundant words in close proximity. I've done 12/27 chapters so far and hope to be done by this Sunday. This is also the phase where I tend do to my heaviest refactoring, and the end result is a second draft.

After that, I'll enter the last phase of the self-edit phase and have two weeks to finish that before the manuscript is sent off to my professional editor. You may wonder why I bother with the self-editing phase at all if I'm just going to send it off to my editor. The idea is that there are some things that are hard to clean up, like the redundant usage of certain words over the whole manuscript. In some of my earliest books where I didn't do this, there were so many nods you would think you were in a dance club.

I hope your week is going well. It feel like it's flown by this week!


I hope everyone has a great Monday and rest of week!


Sunday Update Time!

- I've finished my first draft review of The Cosmic Link, Book 2 of The Evaran Chronicles II. Along with that, I now have a knowledge base document of every person, object, technology, location, etc in the book. The next step is to convert the manuscript from Scrivener to Microsoft Word. This doesn't take too long, and it will be in the final format that's submitted to my editor on July 1st.

As I convert to Word, I do some paragraph adjustment since in Scrivener, what may look like a 4 or 5 line paragraph is huge in Word, so I break it down some. I also check for things like double spaces, hidden spaces after a paragraph, etc.

- I've reached out to Michael to determine the date to begin the production for the audiobook of Rimworlds, Book 3 of The Earthborn. I hope to have this converted and published by early June!

I hope your weekend is going well!


Wednesday Update Time!

I've gone through 6/29 chapters for my readthrough of the first draft of The Cosmic Link, Book 2 of The Evaran Chronicles II. As I'm doing this, I'm noting all the characters, objects, etc for my future knowledge base project, but also for the pronunciation guide for the audiobook down the road. I plan to be done with this phase by Sunday, then it's on the conversion to Microsoft Word from Scrivener to continue the next steps.

I hope your week is going well!