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Wednesday Update Time!

- I'm still focused heavily on the redundancy pass for The Cult of Evaran, Book 14 of Evaran. It goes to Eliza in four days!

- I hit 41k on Shadowverse, Book 4 of The Inspector Dalton Files. RIck finds himself in a situation he didn't expect, and Valerie, Saldis, and some Earth Ward Raskarians encounter something startling. I'm in the mid point, and it's been fun writing it so far!

I did go back and enhance the discussion between Dalton and Lucas when they're driving to Blacksburg. It gives a historical context to where Strigoi originated and why they're in Blacksburg. It also covers the Raskarian stance in regard to other nonhumans, and why Lord Noskov and Blake Brown were so feared back in the 1600s. Don't mess with gargoyles, an ancient vampire ally!

- I've listened to 24/30 audio chapters of The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles. Only six more to go!

- I've been watching an interesting show called "A Discovery of Witches." It's based on a book series. It's a fun show so far. I'm on season three which is airing weekly on Shudder. There is quite a bit of vampire and witch smooching, so beware!

https://www.shudder.com/series/watch/a-discovery-of-witches/e17a9c50ba4b3ce0?season=1

I hope your week is going well!


Sunday Update Time!

- My main focus has been on reviewing The Cult of Evaran, Book 14 of The Evaran Chronicles. It goes to Eliza on the 23rd, a week from now. Redundancy checks take a lot of time, since you have to gather the context in which the repeated word is used, then see if there is a better way to do it. Nonetheless, I'm on track here.

- I caught up on the Chronology for Shadowverse, Book 4 of The Inspector Dalton Files. I only got 1k in to put me at 39k. I'm officially in the mid point now and put some time into further refining the plan there. I had outlined something slightly different, but I like the new approach for the midpoint.

- I listened to 20/30 audio chapters of The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles. I wanted to be further along here, but my focus has been on book 14's review. With the three day weekend, I'll make some progress here though!

- I watched the three Peacemaker intro episodes and loved it. I mean, how can you not like this intro!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WQ3BxSe93A

I hope your weekend is going well!


Wednesday Update Time!

- I hit 38k on Shadowverse, Book 4 of The Inspector Dalton Files. I'll need to focus some time on this next writing cycle to getting my chronology up to date. I'm behind about by six chapters on that!

Dalton, Evot, Lucas, and five Earth Ward guards are at an abandoned junkyard with Blood Brood Detective Roger Dell and the Displaced Detective brothers Henry and Arthur Wearington. This is the last scene before the midpoint! Lucas sees his first Displaced.

- I'm still on the redundancy passes for The Cult of Evaran, Book 14 of The Evaran Chronicles. I enjoy these passes as they highlight places for me to tighten things up.

- I've listened to 19/30 audio chapters of The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles. So far, so good!

- If you have Disney+, The Eternals is now streaming there!

I hope your week is going well. Only two days until the weekend!


Sunday Update Time!

- I hit 36k on Shadowverse, Book 4 of The Inspector Dalton Files. Todd, Brad, and Gizmo have the information they need, and Brad helps out with an issue. He's surprised to see a modern security force in the King's castle but learns that it has been a stabilizing force across all the realms the King's Castle connects to such as Oz and Wonderland.

Dalton, Evot, Lucas, and several Earth Ward Raskarians are in Blacksburg. Dalton and Lucas have a good chat over vampire politics. The current scene I'm writing sees the return of the Facilitator!

- I'm still going through my redundancy passes for The Cult of Evaran, Book 14 of The Evaran Chronicles. The most used word so far was "about" at two hundred and seventeen uses. I'll whittle that down to twenty.

On the plus side, I'm more aware of common words when I write, so there's less to clean up. However, sometimes other words sort of fill in, so I have to watch that.

- Michael has uploaded the rest of the audio chapters for The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles. I've listened to sixteen chapters so far, and it's been great. I have another fourteen to go. I think I'm still on track for a early February launch.

I hope your weekend is going well.


The first Wednesday Update of 2022!

- I hit 33k on Shadowverse, Book 4 of The Inspector Dalton Files. Todd, Brad, and Gizmo visit Faerington and meet Hansel and Gretel, Prince Charming, and the Sheriff of Nottingham. They also see the Cheshire Cat! This has been a fun chapter to write, and I still have one more scene to go.

I reached out to Tom for the cover of The Inspector Dalton Box Set: Prequel and Books 1-3, and he is good for March. I need to get him a list of the other covers needed for the year as well.

- I finished my heavy pass on The Cult of Evaran, Book 14 of The Evaran Chronicles. I'm now doing my redundancy pass. I reached out to Eliza, and we've agreed to a late January edit date. I'm thinking somewhere around the 23rd.

- I've listened to 14 audio chapters of The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles. I've found a few issues in the manuscript that I'll need to republish later, but Michael has been spot on so far.

- The Final Evolution, Book 15 of The Evaran Chronicles, is still in the high-level outlining phase. I don't plan to begin writing this one until around March, so I have some time. I have some interesting scenes in my head!

I hope your first week of 2022 has been going well!


Happy New Year to everyone!

This post will be a bit different as I wanted to list out the publishing schedule for this year. It is a slower year in terms of publishing due to the last book of The Evaran Chronicles being published.

February
- The Cult of Evaran, Book 14 of The Evaran Chronicles
- (Audiobook) The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles

April
- Shadowverse, Book 4 of The Inspector Dalton Files
- The Inspector Dalton Files Box Set: Prequel and Books 1-3

June
- (Audiobook) The Cult of Evaran, Book 14 of The Evaran Chronicles

October
- The Final Evolution, Book 15 of The Evaran Chronicles
- Prequel to new series

December
- Book 5 of The Inspector Dalton Files
- (Audiobook) The Final Evolution, Book 15 of The Evaran Chronicles

I hope you had a good weekend and stayed safe as you rang in the new year!


Wednesday Update Time!

- I hit 29k words on Shadowverse, Book 4 of The Inspector Dalton Files. I've enjoyed writing from Saldis's perspective. He is leading a team with Rick, Valerie, Earth Ward lieutenant Gunther, and several guards deep into the ship to explore some points of interest that Evot had marked. Saldis's investigative approach is covered.

- I've reviewed 25/28 chapters of The Cult of Evaran, Book 14 of The Evaran Chronicles. The big fight is over, and so far it's been clean in terms of changes. I hope to finish this pass by Sunday, then will move on to the redundancy passes.

- I've listened to 10 audio chapters of The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles. It's been smooth listening so far!

- The Book of Boba Fett's first episode is now streaming! I really liked it, and it answered a big question for the fandom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOJ1cw6mohw

I hope your week has gone well. This has always been a quiet week for me, and I'm looking forward to the new year! This is the last post for 2021! Be safe and have a great New Years!


Sunday Update Time!

- I hit 27k on Shadowverse, Book 4 of The Inspector Dalton Files. The team has split up to pursue other leads while Saldis, Rick, Valerie, and Evot go back to the ship along with some Raskarian vampire support. Todd and Brad are off to Faerington to meet Prince Charming. Dalton, Evot, and Lucas are off to Blacksburg to meet with a Blood Brood representative as well as two Displaced detectives. Lot going on!

- I've reviewed 22/28 chapters for the heavy pass of The Cult of Evaran, Book 14 of The Evaran Chronicles. Although it was only two chapters since last Wednesday, it was five scenes and they were hefty chapters!

- I've listened to 8 audio chapters so far for The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles. It's been a treat so far! I found a few missed errors in my manuscript I need to correct, but Michael had the right spoken part. Thankfully, its only been a few.

- Speaking of errors, I recently updated The Portal Effect, Book 10 of The Evaran Chronicles, The Time Cube, Book 11 of the Evaran Chronicles, and The Evaran Chronicles Box Set: Books 1-3. An astute reader caught a timeline discrepancy with the timeline on Earth. The paperbacks and audiobooks won't be updated, but the eBook was.

- I've been off and on planning for The Final Evolution, Book 15 of The Evaran Chronicles. There is a lot going on there, but I really like the antagonist!

If Santa visited you, I hope he was kind to you! Regardless, I hope your weekend went well.


A Short Wednesday Update!

- I hit 24k on Shadowverse, Book 4 of The Inspector Dalton Files. Rick, Todd, Valerie, Saldis, and Lucas enjoy a night on top of one of the buildings at the garrison. Saldis has a lot of questions about nonhumans and their role on Earth. From a cosmological perspective, this is a deep dive on nonhumans. Saldis also tries a cigar that Lucas offered. It's an experience Saldis won't soon forget!

- I've reviewed 20/28 chapters of The Cult of Evaran, Book 14 of The Evaran Chronicles. The last chapter was a heavy action one, so there was a few tweaks needing done. I'm on track to finish this heavy pass by end of month.

- I've listened to the audio chapters 3 & 4 of The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles. Michael has uploaded chapters 13-16, and I've downloaded them. I've got some catching up to do!

I hope your week is going well. If you celebrate a holiday in the coming days or weeks, and spend time with your family, crew, or gang, I hope you have a great and safe one!


Sunday Update Time!

- I hit 22k on Shadowverse, Book 4 of The Inspector Dalton Files. The team has left the ship and are back at the regional Earth ward garrison. The chronology is all caught up, and I revamped some of the story up to this point. It flows much smoother now, and certain arcs have been set up!

- I've reviewed 18/28 chapters of The Cult of Evaran, Book 14 of The Evaran Chronicles. So far, everything has been solid!

- Michael has uploaded the first 12 audio chapter for The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles. I've listened to the front matter, prologue, and chapters 1 & 2 so far. I'm looking forward to listening to the other chapters!

- I hope your weekend is going well. These next two weeks will be busy. Stay safe and enjoy the holiday season!