Echoes of Chaos
August has been a fantastic month for editing my epic fantasy novel, Echoes of Chaos. Working with amazing beta readers, I’m now halfway through my last pass for major edits. One of biggest changes this month has been a rewrite of a chapter, swapping it to a different character’s point of view. This has proved a to be great change and is a brilliant example of how valuable beta readers are.
Key to Truth
I continue to work on the first draft of another epic fantasy novel, Key to Truth. Currently a staggering 235k words, I expect it to finish at over 300k, at which point I’ll split it into a duology. This story is also set in the world of Thellian, eras before the events of Echoes of Chaos, when magic saturated everything. Writing Key to Truth takes much longer because of the huge amount of world building required. The current section is set entirely underwater, and it’s a fun challenge to write.
Though I’m very busy with Echoes of Chaos, short stories aren’t forgotten, and I have several drafts and rewrites in progress. I hope to eventually have more published stories to share with you. One of my new drafts is a scifi story for a publication’s September submission window, which has the theme “Joy”.