Hi folks! It has been quite some time since I updated the blog here. Those of you who follow me on other social media or twitter might have gotten an inking of what is happening with the books. So let me put it all officially here.
Book 2 is complete, for the most part. It is not yet available because I decided to do two things:
- Create a map for the world setting
- Have my new editor go over Wracked and re-release it along with Book 2
Item 2 also has had a great deal of progress. It is merely waiting for me to do the final pass over the edits and then layout the book.
The first item is where my frustration lies.
Over the past few months, I have been working with both Illustrator and Photoshop to create a vast map of the entire world. My goal was to use vector images to give me the freedom of putting pieces of the map in books instead of the whole thing. The reason for this is simple: Each book is part of the great puzzle of the story, and so too should the maps be. In theory my goal was something very doable, reasonable even. In practice I have learned a lot about the way these programs and image types work together. Unfortunately this has led to hours upon hours of work that have turned out half useless.
So, now I am shaking off the disappointment of my failures and soon I will move forward with the maps to give the books, and their readers, the content they richly deserve.
I only ask that you bear with me as I try to bring more of the dark world that hums in my thoughts to life.