In an attempt to keep myself more accountable to you, I'm going to try and keep you all as informed as I can about my progress toward Of Killers and Kings / Of Kings and Killers.
Today it's just a quick update: for the past few weeks, I've been in the planning/outline stage of development. In some ways, this is the most fun stage of the entire process, because it's when I get to come up with all the ideas that make it into the book. In other ways, it's difficult, because I'm not producing any measurable output. When I'm working on the draft of a story, I can say, "I wrote X,000 words today," and point to that number as a measure of my progress.
I don't have any such metric for planning. I just kind of try ideas, see if they fit, and evolve my outline around them.
So while there's still more planning work to be done (there's virtually always more planning and re-planning to be done), I am going to begin writing the first draft of Of Kings and Killers this week.
How will we proceed from there? Let's ask the Oracle!
"Oracle, will I finish these books early? On time? Or unforgivably late, in which case my blog readers will tear me apart in a furious frenzy?"
"Reply hazy; try again later."
Useless prognostication aside, I have actually made good progress so far. Just need to keep it up!
Also, over the past couple of weeks, I have alluded to something new in the pipeline that I've been working on. Here's the idea in a nutshell: I want to put up a new, original story on the site. This very site you're visiting right now.
Do I have further details? I do! And at some point I'll share them.
In the meantime...how would you feel about me releasing story content on the site? As always, I'm curious to hear your opinions.
Thanks for reading!
1/31/2016 11:14:49 pm
I am glad to hear progress is being made and would love story content on this site!
2/1/2016 08:35:18 am
Putting partial content on the site is like letting a crack addict smell the crack without actually giving it to him. You don't want to antagonize a crack addict, do you?
2/1/2016 01:26:44 pm
As long as you publish the completed product to Amazon so I can grab it and read it all at once, I'd be thrilled.
2/3/2016 12:28:02 pm
I am glad to hear about the progress being made with Of Killers and Kings / Of Kings and Killers. I can't wait to read them! I will wait for Will to finish..
2/6/2016 08:16:53 pm
I like you're books. Getting them out faster is fun! I have more things to read!! But just because they take longer doesn't mean I won't still enjoy them. Have fun writing!! I'll have fun reading!!
2/8/2016 03:46:27 am
Very exited to hear about the progress on the books really cant wait tk read them
2/12/2016 10:50:24 am
I don't mind extra content on the site as long as two things happen with it:
2/13/2016 07:50:11 pm
I work in sales and run complex campaigns that require multiple meetings that can drag a year or more. Whenever my team is inclined to deliver content in any format I always ask a few things.
2/14/2016 10:08:30 pm
Technically, you can do whatever your heart desires (unless the opposing good/evil Will disagrees), but since you entertain the masses, and thus bow to them, I say MOAR, MOAR STUFF EVERYWHERE.
2/15/2016 07:24:51 pm
Can't wait for the book hope evil will doesn't take over and ruin your progress loved the first two ones
4/25/2016 01:41:46 am
So when are the books coming out? Love the stories but I would rather have progress on of Kings and Killers.
9/18/2017 07:39:21 pm
Thank you for writing these wonderful books, I love your series and I also loved the Travelers Gate series
3/2/2018 05:41:26 am
It's 2018 and I'm very curious how the emperor has managed, and how the new guild head has coped. Any updates on a release date?
7/21/2018 07:51:58 am
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