Overdue update

Well, it’s been far too long since I’ve updated this site.  I have a pretty good excuse.  In order to avoid any competition between my Riyria books and this series, I had to get the third Royce and Hadrian book  (The Death of Dulgath) out before the end of the year.  Well, that task has been accomplished, and now it’s time to get back to work on this.  So here goes.

  1. 4/28/2015 – The book was “officially” submitted to Del Rey for their editorial commentary
  2. 5/28/2015 – New Naming – I’ll write a blog post on this soon.
  3. 6/11/2015 – Contract “officially” signed.
  4. 7/06/2015 – Preliminary work on cover design.
  5. 8/17/2015 – Official Release date set for first book: June 7, 2016
  6. 8/30/2015 – Cover Artist selected – I’ll write a blog pos on this also.
  7. 8/31/2015 – Copyedit of Chapter 1 performed so it could be included in The Death of Dulgath
  8. 9/15/2015 – Rough sketch of cover received
  9. 9/16/2015 – Editorial feedback on book #1
  10. 9/17/2015 – Pre-order pages go up
  11. 9/25/2015 – Proposed Jacket copy
  12. 9/29/2015 – Jacket copy finalized – I’ll write a blog post on this.
  13. 10/14/2015 – Revised Cover Artwork received
  14. 10/19/2015 – Structural edit begins

I know that last time on the list is actually in the future – tomorrow to be precise. But I’ve put my house in order so that I can start on this tomorrow.  My plans are as follows:

  • Need to re-read Book #1 from start to finish looking for opportunities to add the changes from Del Rey’s structural edits.
  • Need to write three pieces of additional content.
  • Once that goes back to Del Rey I’ll read and edit Book #2
  • Hope to have book #2 ready for beta reading by the end of the year.
  • Hope to have books #3 – #5 fully edited by Summer 2016
  • Start a new writing project Fall 2016

As you can see, things have been moving forward even if I’ve not been posting. Now that I’m “off” The Death of Dulgath, I’m back “on” The First Empire and updates will come more frequently.