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Month: April 2017

THE FIRST DRAFT IS FINISHED

THE FIRST DRAFT IS FINISHED

YO GUYS AND GIRLS! 2 POSTS IN ONE MONTH … SAY WHAAAAAT?

Only the grandest of announcements could make such a thing happen, and I’m sure you can tell by the title what exactly it is: After a staggering ~177,000 words, Erafeen #2‘s first draft has come to a close! I’m pumped. You pumped?

So here we are. It’s the end of April, and I just spent the entirety of my vacation at home writing the last chapters of Erafeen #2. I’ve already contacted my editor to share the great news—but mostly to serve as a warning. After all, this is a hefty project he’ll have to tackle. Of course; before I send my book to a trained ninja to be slashed and gutted, I must hack away at it first. My swings may not be as clean, but I’m hoping my retired 2nd-degree black belt will be of use.

I’m also on the hunt for a cover/jacket artist, but I’m keeping that on the hush-hush. I don’t know when I’ll reveal the book title. Expect that soon though. For now, it’s Erafeen #2.

P.S. Celebratory Goodreads Giveaway of The Jestivan (Erafeen #1) incoming! 5 winners, thousands of losers. Fun stuff.

I’M SO HAPPY.

It’s so close; I can taste it.

It’s so close; I can taste it.

The second book in the epic fantasy series, Erafeen, is almost finished.

How’s that for an opening line? And April 1st was five days ago, so I’m not fooling you.

The end is quickly approaching for the writing phase of Erafeen #2. With a few more chapters to go, excitement is swelling within me like it’s 2015 all over again—the year I finished the first installment, The Jestivan, and experienced the thrill ride that was editing, revision, design, more editing and revision, marketing, etc.

With that said, I wanted to share a little something. It’s not much of anything really. Some of you might find it interesting. I’ve been driving myself crazy over exactly what the book cover will look like, and there are a few ideas I have in mind. I’ll show you one of them. And remember, this isn’t supposed to be a work of art by Da Vinci, Picasso, or Salvador Dali … this is a very rough sketch.

It’s time for speculation. For those of you who have read The Jestivan, do you think you know who this is? Do you think it’s someone you’ve already met, or is it a new character introduced in Book #2? Or does it represent two different people?

Guess away!

I can’t wait to share the 2nd journey with the world. The Jestivan, of course, will end up in more life-threatening situations as they find out more about themselves and the world around them ……………. But that’s all I’ll say.

Look out for Erafeen #2 (not announcing the title yet) at the end of 2017.