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April 26, 2016

Holy shit, where do I begin? It has been a while since I have given everyone an update on where we are in regards to books. Sorry about that, but things have been pretty crazy as of late.


Sara and I purchased our first home and; while buying a home is stressful in and of itself, doing so while trying to release a book at the same time was/is borderline insane. Pile those facts onto the idea of me publishing my first two books back to back within six months of one another and we have a recipe for a chaotic lifestyle. Don't get me wrong, as I have said many a time before, I thrive on the chaos. Staying busy and stretching my sanity is a healthy exercise that some people may never fully understand. We are now moved into our new place and Emotive is now available to the public. So, let's get back to the better part of being a writer and for me, that's not editing or formatting for months on end, it's fucking writing!


So, the dust is settling. What's next? Project Nidus?
You bet it is! The last time that we spoke like this, Nidus was planned as the next adventure in terms of published writing. I had made the commitment to focus on writing a single book within a six-month timetable and, while I will indeed be focused on writing Nidus for the next six months, the book has evolved into something much bigger. I have just now begun converting my ideas onto paper, but given I have been mapping it out in my head for a couple of months now, it is safe to say that the project is going to be massive. I do not recall off of the top of my head, but I guesstimate that Future Winds was about 270 pages in length & Emotive was about 210. The book that I have temporarily named Nidus is looking like it will be my longest yet. It should be a little over 350 pages.


Here is an honest look at where we stand with current projects that are planned for publishing. 
(Keep in mind that this is merely an estimation and this order could change in time, but as of right now, it is fairly accurate)


1: [Title: Project Nidus] [Status: Story arc is mapped out & writing has begun] [Release Date: To be determined]
The arc is shaping up to be something pretty crazy and I am excited to share more with you all going forward.


2: [Title: Unnamed Short Story Collection] [Status: 10-15% written] [Release Date: To Be Determined]
The plan for this unnamed project is for it to be VERY long; definition of which I would consider to be just shy of 400 pages. This is something ambitious and insane that I think will define how and what exactly I write in the Future.


3: [Title: Future Winds: Episode Two (name may change)] [Status: Not started] [Release Date: Unknown]
I want the Future Winds sequel to be longer than the first, but I have no idea how long exactly that will be. Because it is a sequel, the attention to detail, story arc, and character development has to be otherworldly. I wouldn't be surprised if I even dedicate a lot of time rewriting segments that I do not like prior to publishing.


4: [Title: Dust (name may change)] [Status: 15-20% written] [Release Date: To be determined]
Dust won't be a terribly long story. Page wise, it will likely be somewhere in between the length of Future Winds & Emotive. This story is unlike anything I have ever done before, or anything I ever really will do going forward for that matter, but I feel like I have to craft and tell this story. It is really cool.


If the writing process for Nidus grows stale over the summer, I may switch over to one of these other three projects for a few weeks, but the likelihood of that happening is slim. Nidus is fucking incredible and I don't think it will be difficult for me to write.


Now, going forward, what are the best ways to keep up to date with where things are? Here is a cheat sheet of how to stay connected:


Twitter: I use Twitter a few times a week for personal & professional use alike.


Instagram: I use Instagram weekly for mostly personal use.


Facebook: Facebook sucks and I only plan on using it for professional use. Because it is strictly used for business, I only plan on updating that account when there is something to say about my books. Facebook posts will be limited to a bi-monthly occurrence.


Website blog use: I never plan on posting to the blog, it is just something that happens/will happen from time to time. In regards to how I treat my own blog; I am a firm believer in saying nothing at all unless I have something of substance to say. This means, essentially, I am not fond of opening my mouth before there are words within it to which I wish to be spoken. But, that is not to say that I do not wish to speak, I do. I would simply rather provide information when it is needed over blubber-blabber about nonsense constantly. So don't be surprised if I only post to the blog once ever 2-3 months. I am, after all, an author, not a blogger. lol




In conclusion: 
Follow me on Facebook for the long term updates & follow along on Twitter & Instagram for a more frequent/personal experience. As for the blog; I will always let you know via Twitter & Facebook when a new post goes live. 


Stay tuned, exciting and powerful things are in the works!





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