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Wednesday Update Time!

- The Evaran Impact, Book 12 of The Evaran Chronicles, is now in Alexa's hands. She usually takes a few days for proofread, so I will probably get it back this weekend. Whenever the manuscript is returned, it's final cleanup, then launch time!

- I reviewed 17/26 chapters of Lightville, Book 2 of The Inspector Dalton Files. This is still on track to have the this heavy pass done by next week.

_ I hit 4k on The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles. Even though my focus is still not fully on this, I did get some writing in. Dr. Snowden and Emily found a new pattern to help them navigate the underground tunnels of an advanced city in ruins. What they did not expect were cat-sized cockroaches.

- As of February 1st, ACX updated their policies such that any audiobook that was paid as "Per Finished Hour" can move to non-exclusive after 90 days on sale. It used to be a year and is why the audiobooks for The Portal Effect, Book 10 of The Evaran Chronicles, and The Time Cube, Book 11 of The Evaran Chronicles, would have had to wait till next year to go wide. Now, it will happen this year!

I hope your week has been going well!


Sunday Update Time!

- I finished the revision for The Evaran Impact, Book 12 of The Evaran Chronicles. I enjoyed the revision as I always learn something new. I'll peck at this over the next four days, then it goes to Alexa on the 21st, just four days away! Assuming everything goes as planned, I plan to launch next week.

- I've reviewed 15/26 chapters of Lightville, Book 2 of The Inspector Dalton Files. This pass will be done by next week, then there are a few quick passes I'll do before handing it over to Miranda.

- I didn't get any writing done on The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles, due to trying to get The Evaran Impact revision done. That's okay as the revision is done now, and I can begin writing again.

I hope your weekend is going well!


Wednesday Update Time!

- I've revised 17/29 chapters of The Evaran Impact, Book 12 of The Evaran Chronicles. I'm on track to finish this by early next week. It goes to Alexa for proofread in 8 days!

- I've reviewed 11/26 chapters of Lightville, Book 2 of The Inspector Dalton Files. I've tweaked a few things, but it's going well. Definitely on track for February 10!

- I've written 3.2k of The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles! Emily learns a new pattern, and she and Dr. Snowden are about to discover what the timeline change they survived did to Earth. My writing has slowed down some here due to the revising/reviewing taking precedence.

- When book 3 of The Inspector Dalton Files launches, I'm going to put the prequel and books 1 & 2 into a box set. I usually do books 1-3, but I'm going to try something new.

I hope your week is going well!


Sunday Update Time!

- I've reviewed 12/29 chapters of The Evaran Impact, Book 12 of The Evaran Chronicles! Although I technically got a line and copy edit, there are some development aspects in there too. So far it's been going well. I have eleven days to get this polished now, so plenty of time!

- I've reviewed 8/26 chapters of Lightville, Book 2 of The Inspector Dalton Files! One of the good things about doing a revision on another book at the same time as a review on this one is it focuses my attention. This is on track for a March launch.

- I've written 2.5k on The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles. In The Time Refugee, Book 4 of The Evaran Chronicles, Dr. Snowden ruminates on being outside the Torvatta when the timeline changes. He worries about being caught inside a mountain. Well, his worst fears are realized in the first scene of The Cosmic Artifact! Thankfully, Emily is with him, and although Evaran is away, he is able to calm Dr. Snowden down.

- ACX now has the list of audiobooks I want to go wide. I don't know how long it will take them, but I've read it can be sixty to ninety days. I submitted everything from The Arrival, The Evaran Chronicles prequel, to The Unification, Book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles. The Portal Effect, Book 10 of The Evaran Chronicles, can go wide on March 26, and The Time Cube, Book 11 of The Evaran Chronicles, will have to wait until next year. The audiobook for The Evaran Impact, Book 12 of The Evaran Chronicles, will go wide right from production later this year.

- My next outlining project is Book 3 of The Inspector Dalton Files. I've begun the high level outlining process for this, and hope to finish the low level outline in February. I plan to begin writing on it in March.

The premise for this book is Dalton and team having to retrieve an exploratory team who went to a parallel Earth, and instead of observing and reporting back, they decided to enrich themselves. This will involve one of the rift portals Evaran gave the Earth Ward. I also plan to showcase the dimensional prison discussed in various books.

I hope you're having a great weekend!


Wednesday Update Time!

- I received the edited manuscript for The Evaran Impact, Book 12 of The Evaran Chronicles! I've revised the blurb, front/back matter, opening sections, prologue, and chapters one and two so far. Twenty-seven more to go! It goes to Alexa on the 21st for proofreading. Below is the blurb:

Even cosmic beings need help sometimes.

Evaran and the gang travel to another universe to investigate something that should not have happened. What they find embroils them in a cosmic conflict. Although they’re happy to meet Sivaran, another one of Evaran’s plane forms, the situation is not good.

One problem is that Wardax, the supreme ruler of the Zayt Empire, has been sweeping across the galaxy with his enforcers and infected swarms. His assimilation has enveloped thousands of worlds, but he has also destroyed others, such as Drydris, the home planet of the ancient vampires.

Another version of Lord Vygon joins up for this outing, as does Q, Sivaran’s AI companion. The gang will need to not only deal with Wardax but also restore the galactic balance of power.

- I've reviewed 3/26 of Lightville, Book 2 of The Inspector Dalton Files! I would have been further along but The Evaran Impact landed in my inbox. I'm on track on wrapping up this pass before end of month, then I will have some time until February 10 when it goes to Miranda for edit!

- I hit 1k on The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles. That's mostly the prologue, but I'm in chapter 1 now. Dr. Snowden and Emily are visiting Kantris, an ancient outsider with camouflaging ability, at the Wildhaven Institute lIbrary.

- I've started the process of moving my audiobooks wide. It's exclusive now through ACX for Audible, Amazon, and Apple. Once I'm wide, I can add it to forty other retailers as well.

I hope your week has been going well!


Short Sunday Update!

- I've finished the outlining for The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles, and created the Scrivener file for it. I'll begin writing on it today!

- I've started the second heavy pass of Lightville, Book 2 of The Inspector Dalton Files. Prowriting Aid seems faster, so maybe the process will be as well.

- Still no word on The Evaran Impact, Book 12 of The Evaran Chronicles. I'll update once I know more here.

I hope your new year has started off right and you had a good weekend!


Happy 2021 to all! I hope it's good to all of us!

Below is my 2021 Schedule:

January
- The Evaran Impact, Book 12 of The Evaran Chronicles

March
- Lightville, Book 2 of The Inspector Dalton Files

June
- The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles
- Audiobook for The Evaran Impact, Book 12 of The Evaran Chronicles

September
- Book 3 of The Inspector Dalton Files

October
- Audiobook for The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles

December
- Book 14 of The Evaran Chronicles

Also, if you do watch Dr. Who, the New Years show is on at 8 p.m. EST on BBC America! The immortal Captain Jack is back!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9zcnNlMEBI


Wednesday Update Time!

- Lightville, Book 2 of The Inspector Dalton Files, is now in Microsoft Word and the first pass of formatting is done. This is my first time doing it in Office 365, but it hasn't been too bad. I had to install ProWriting Aid, and so far it looks like it will be a smooth process. I have about five weeks to get this polished, so I'm on schedule here.

- I finalized the high-level outline for The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles. I had already started the low-level outline, but now I have enough to complete it. I'm still on track to have that done by Sunday. Evaran and the gang will have their hands full dealing with Gothlic energy lords.

- I haven't heard back on The Evaran Impact, Book 12 of The Evaran Chronicles. Worst case scenario is I need to get another editor, and after 12 days of no reply, it seems I may need to go down that path. Hopefully not, but we'll see.

- This is my first post from my new Windows 10 system! It took me a while to move everything over from my old machine, and I'm still finding things I missed. One of the big changes is I now have Adobe's Creation Cloud subscription, so there are some new toys to play with. I also have the MIcrosoft 365 personal subscription. Although I dislike Software As A Service (SAAS), I can see some value if you need to pop it on another machine.

It's almost time for the New Year! I hope you stay safe until then!


Boston Dynamic robots getting wild!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn3KWM1kuAw


Sunday Update Time!

- I haven't heard back about The Evaran Impact, Book 12 of The Evaran Chronicles, so once I get an update, I'll update here. This looks to now be a January 2021 launch. I've rescheduled my proofreader to middle of January, but may have to move again depending on if the edited manuscript comes back soon.

- I'm back to working on the second Scrivener pass for Lightville, Book 2 of The Inspector Dalton Files. I'm about halfway through and plan to be done this week. It will go to Microsoft Word then for formatting, and then the heavy second pass will begin next week. February 10 is when it is due to be given to Miranda, so there is plenty of time to polish this!

- Now that the holiday season is winding down (still got New Years though!), I can put some time back into The Cosmic Artifact, Book 13 of The Evaran Chronicles. The goal for this week is to get the low level outline done so I can begin writing next week!

- I'll be moving my website project from an earlier version of my local development environment to a more modern one. I got a new machine, and it's time to update my Integrated Development Environment (IDE). For those curious, I'll be going from Visual Studio 2010 to Visual Studio 2019 (What I use at work). The last time I tried the update, all hell broke loose. I've got some time now, so it's time to debug and troubleshoot!

I hope your weekend went well and that you had a good time if you celebrated the holiday!