Progress Report

Posted: January 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

So it’s been a while since I blogged about the creation of Alchemy Reigns.  I thought it would be a good idea to give you all a little update on how things are going.  In truth it’s been hard going recently, there’s been so much going on both at work and at home.  I’ve had little time to write if truth be told.  However I am 10 chapters into AR, and have already committed 40,000 words to paper.  I’m really not sure how long AR will be.  It is proving to be fairly difficult to write in some senses but much easier than ED in others.  The fact that I don’t have to worry about time travel and its associated causality is useful.

I now have a fairly firm idea of where the story is going, which is good.  When I started writing AR I had absolutely no idea where it was going.  I had an idea for a scene a while back and I literally started from there.  I was playing with a concept in my mind and decided to link the two together.  Funnily enough AR is an amalgamation of two story ideas I have been playing with for a while.  In truth I don’t think either one was strong enough on its own.  In some ways I’m a little sad that one of the characters of one of the single ideas won’t come to pass, but I think I have pulled enough of her into AR to keep me satisfied.

There have been about three people who have already read the first ten chapters.  The response has been largely positive, which is good.  This is the first time I’ve opened up some of my writings to more than one person before they are finished.  It’s proven interesting to see what people think so early on as there really isn’t a lot to go on other than the introduction of characters, but I think largely people are excited o see how he story will progress.

There are many aspects I have to pull together in this book if I want to make it as successful as ED.  Whilst thinking and writing recently it is actually quite incredible that the sequel to ED has almost entirely fleshed itself out in my mind.  I love it and hate it at the same time, but I certainly won’t be writing till next year at the earliest.  I’d have to re-read ED all over again and that’ll take a while.

So sit tight people, AR is coming, I’m hoping that this coming week I’ll be able to spend some more time writing.

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New book, new story

Posted: November 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

So we come to the start of a new book.  I promised myself I wouldn’t start blogging until I had a substantial amount written already.  Looking at the current count, the book is a roughly a fifth of the length of Emblem Divide.  Now, don’t worry guys, as I’m most definitely not finished yet.

The book is called Alchemy Reigns.  More on the story line a little later on.  At this stage in the book I’m hesitant to say too much in case it changes.  Know this though, the reveals, the mystery and the suspense seen in Emblem Divide is still very much a part of my writing.  It’s what I do.

I’ll keep you all updated 🙂