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After two years of hard work, The Chronicles of New Eden book 2: Sunrise Sapling is finally out!
The book has 143 880 words (compared to Awakening’s 316 560), allowing for a much tighter and smoother narrative that will still provide plenty of twists and turns.
The book will be available for FREE on Smashwords and it’s affiliates, but will cost $0.99 on Amazon. This is due to Amazon having a minimum cost setting. Therefore, if you just want to read the story, go to Smashwords. If instead you wish to support me as an author, head over to Amazon.
If you enjoy the book, please leave me a favorable review at your online retailer of choice. Every star counts, and I’ll really appreciate any positive feedback!
If you didn’t enjoy the book, please email me at email@example.com with any feedback or advice on how I can improve and deliver greater content to you in the future.
Thank you for all of your support so far, and I can’t wait to share my next work with you!
And remember, no matter the cost, The Seed must be Saved!
Shoot for the moon, and, if you miss, your frozen corpse will be a monument to your failure…
So, all things considered, editing is going really well. I have completed my second pass of the content, and have only a handful of steps remaining.
They are, in order:
If all goes to plan, Sunrise Sapling will be released on March 24th!
Obviously, if there are any changes or delays I will inform you thusly.
Thanks for listening, and I hope that you are as excited for Sunrise Sapling as I am to release it!
So, here’s a lovely little pro tip: before you go and read any of your previous work, prepare yourself.
I’ve recently started reading Sunrise Sapling in its entirety (for the first time) in preparation for editing. It’s good… but also bad. Keep in mind that I wrote the first chapter a couple of years ago, just after I had finished the first draft for Awakening.
In the time between then and now, my writing ability has grown quite dramatically, so I was expecting to see a difference in the quality and flow.
Thankfully, editing allows me to rewrite those early sections, brining them up to the standard found in the rest of the book.
TL;DR: The writer you once were would most likely be in awe of the writer you have become. Don’t give up!
Thanks for listening, and remember, The Seed must be Saved!
After years of long nights and countless setbacks, I have finished writing the first draft of Sunrise Sapling!
As it stands, the book has roughly 141k words spread of 380 pages, a massive improvement over Awakening!
With the shorter length, I hope to remove a lot of the clutter and filler that plagued the first book in The Chronicles of New Eden, making for a more enjoyable and engaging read.
However, there is still a lot to do before I can get it out to all of you. Editing, my old nemesis, must be fought and defeated if I wish to claim the treasure he guards: Publication.
If I am able to make good use of my time and the editing stays on schedule, I hope to have Sunrise Sapling ready for publication before March 2018. Realistically speaking, I know that unforeseen events might delay the release, so I will endeavor to keep to my internal roadmap as far as I can.
Please stay tuned for more updates, and remember, The Seed must be Saved!
P.S. I have a tradition of starting a new book on the same day I finish writing the old one, so work on Be Good has officially started!
Chapters 20, 21 and 22 are done!
Praise the Avatars!
So, all that’s left is the epilogue.
Honestly, I’m super excited to share my creation with all of you. When I think of people reading my book, my soul is uplifted.
It might not be on the same level as the latest Dan Brown bestseller, but it is something that I’ve poured my heart into. I’ve spent years toiling away at this, and at long last, the end is in sight.
And although I’m somewhat saddened to be closing another chapter of The Chronicles of New Eden, I’m excited at what is still to come.
Stay tuned for more updates, and remember, The Seed must be Saved!
So, here’s the thing: I planned out the entirety of The Chronicles of New Eden when I was 17 (8 years ago). I knew the general story direction, character arcs, twists and the ending.
But there is a big difference between what you plan to write and what you end up writing.
Since I started writing Sunrise Sapling, I’ve added and removed characters, changed key plot points and altered the details of the ending.
Over the weekend, I had to make another change.
I split a chapter in half.
After completing the first draft of chapter 19 (hooray!) I saw that the planned content for chapter 20 would make it more than double the length of the preceding chapters. Instead of suddenly having a super long chapter, I decided to instead split the chapter and improve the general reading flow.
I’m a stubborn writer by nature and I generally dislike deviating from the original plan, but I believe that growing as a writer includes learning when to change and adapt your plan.
So, although Sunrise Sapling is now 22 chapters long, there isn’t any new content and my original roadmap still holds true.
Writing is still progressing smoothly, and I will keep all of you updated.
Stay tuned for more info, and remember, The Seed must be Saved!
I am happy to report that the first draft of chapter 18 is done!
Obviously, there are still 3 more chapters and an epilogue to finish, but progress is progress!
Due to the nearing holidays, I’m unsure if I will be able to keep up this pace, but my optimistic roadmap puts the completed first draft by the end of December, leaving January and February for editing. If all goes well, I would like to have Sunrise Sapling published on the 24th of February 2018 (2 years to the day after Awakening).
That’s all for now, but stay tuned for more updates!
And remember, The Seed must be Saved!
Another week, another chapter.
So the writing is going well, which is good.
And I’m happy with what I’ve produced, which is great.
The bad news?
Well, there isn’t any.
Just goes to show that in this world full of chaos and strife, it doesn’t always have to be doom and gloom.
Now there’s a cheery thought.
Stay tuned for more updates, and remember, The Seed must be Saved!
So, clearly, there hasn’t been a poem a day to keep the darkness away.
The reason is quite simple. I’ve been allocating time for my other passion in life:
At the moment, I am writing chapter 17 (there are 21 in all) of Sunrise Sapling, the sequel to Awakening. Writing has been progressing smoothly and I am quite happy with the work I have produced. While there is still a long road ahead to publication, it is growing shorter with each passing day.
After Sunrise Sapling is published, I plan to begin writing a new book, separate from The Chronicles of New Eden. It is a fantasy story with a heavy religious bent, and I can’t wait to start working on it.
As for my regular poems, I will try and post them when I can, but for now my entire creative presence is being directed towards my writing.
I hope that you understand, and I look forward to sharing more progress with you in the future.
Thank you for listening… and remember, The Seed must be Saved!