Updated: Nov 12, 2018
I have now finished the first book of the trilogy, The Wand Chronicles.
The working title of 'Book One' has now been set in stone as 'Elfistra the
A friend asked me how the book was going. I was about to start the
final chapter, which is called 'The Decision', and without realising what I was
saying, I told her, " It is so exciting, I can't wait to compose it."
"Why?" she asked.
And I said, "Because I know what's going to happen."
( This is where you can laugh, snigger or cry)
Together with my illustrator, Magdalena Adic, we are going to add a
splash of colour to the beginning of each chapter, and on each reverse facing
page an Illustration of the characters that you will see and read about.
Also at the start of each chapter, the Prologue and the Epilogue I wanted
a quote, not just any old quote, but an original quote, a quote that I have come
up with that encompasses life both on the Earthan dimension, but mainly from
the Elvish Laniakeean perspective.
Funnily enough, I know so much about Laniakeea, it's Elves, their
aspirations, way of life, likes and dislikes, and even their humour (Yes, Laniakeean
Elves have a sense of humour,) 'Humour not as we know it Jim', but humour
I wanted the quote to be in Elvish, and the English translation underneath,
but I didn't want 'high' Elvish, as in 'Lord of the Rings' , it would have to be in the
Laniakeen Elvish dialect. ( see image of an example)
In any case, coming up with quotes for each chapter (21) the Prologue
and Epilogue, is no mean feat, but I have done it.
What do you know about Empaths? Well, maybe you know quite a bit,
but I guarantee, it will be about Human Empaths, right? Well, an Elvish Empath
has significantly more powerful and magical powers than any Human, particularly
a Laniakeean Empath. She is also an Empath very close to our hearts.
I can't wait to get started on book two which will be titled, 'Kia the Empath'.
So whats happening with book one at the moment?
November the 11th, 2018, it all goes off to a brilliant professional Editor called
Drew Rose. She could have it as long as a month, I mean , it is now 107,000 words!
I will have my work cut out getting the word out everywhere. This is where
you could all graciously help. Reading groups, Kickstarter, nearly all social media
platforms, including live Facebook broadcasts.
It is all exciting stuff, but you know, although I have written two previous
books of completely different genres, and they have been successful, this is a
massive project to me.
And although I have always maintained that I am writing this trilogy for
me, I do hope everybody else will like it as well. I will have to just wait and see.
All going well, hope it will be published mid January, 2019...fingers
Live long and prosper everyone,
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