A LOT of stuff gets revealed and some major plot lines get resolved in Redemption of the Sacred Land, Book 3, but the final battle for the Sacred Land will be in Book 4 Legacy of the Sacred Land. coming later this year!
This is my first actual blog entry (other than announcing the new website look) that I have written since the new website look has gone live.
Well, It's 4:20 am on Friday Morning January 16, 2015. I usually do not like to write on my blog after being up all night because I forget what I wrote and end up repeating myself later, but here goes anyway.
I have stayed up all night writing and editing the first 10 chapters of Redemption tonight, so I can send them off to the editor so she can get started while I finish the rest of the novel. She needs to have enough time to edit and I think half a month is good. All I have to do now is write, I don't anticipate any issues that will prevent the novel from meeting its publication date at this time. However......
Because of the length and deadline, Redemption of the Sacred Land will NOT be the final book of the Sacred Land Saga after all. I just couldn't get it squeezed into one novel. It felt unnatural, I didn't like it, and I decided that I don't have to force it. As some of you know, I have played around with different formats and I believe the 90k to 120k word format works the best for me with this particular series. (this is the size of both Defenders and Exiles Books 1&2 in this series) I had Redemption planned for 30 some odd chapters when I usually write around 20 to 24 chapters. It would have been about 150k plus words. Also, Redemption chapters are turning out to be about 1k words longer than Defenders and Exiles. In order to tell the story and end it the way I want to, I moved the remaining chapters to a fourth book I call Legacy of the Sacred Land. (A title I had originally planned anyway) The fourth book will also be full length and it will still come in at about 23 chapters, which means 100k plus words.
So, here is my Progress: Redemption will be released on February 11, 2015! it will tie up some plot-lines (you finally get to see what the deal is with Fayne and Vesperin. You get to find out who Lady Shey was married to etc.) But the final battle for The Sacred Land and it's aftermath (what happens to everybody) will be in Book 4
Book 0.5 Dawn of the Sacred Land (the new series beginning) should be released shortly after Redemption of the Sacred Land. It is about half the size of the rest of the books in the series but it's gonna be good!!
Book 4 Legacy of the Sacred Land is already partially written as it includes the final battle for the Sacred Land (which I have already written) so I plan to have it in the editor's hands by the end of February so I am guessing a March release. That should end the Sacred Land Series.
Also in March, I plan to finish and release Wielder: Adept. Some events referenced in the Sacred Land Saga, like Lady Shey meeting her future husband, Morgoran's curse, and others will be visited in this prequel series. Wielder: Apprentice is already available.
Well, that;s it. I am really busy. (does anyone read this far down my blog?) I am getting some sleep now!
Mark E Tyson