Guild Makeover

f you aren’t aware yet, I have a private Facebook group where readers can partake in giveaways, get sneak peeks at unpublished works, talk about books, and generally have some fun!

Above is our new group banner. With 400 group members, it’s becoming a wonderful place to interact with other fans of my books, and general bookworms.

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V-Log Update: Savage Book and Last Healers Book Talk

Healers’ World Book Layout

Hello everyone, I’m into the last round of the Savage revisions, and I wanted to say that I’m now writing the series as novels rather than novellas. I’m about to go back and rewrite Bear Heart as a novel also. This brings me to an important point, the timeline of the world and how it relates to each series.

So far I have 14 books planned in the healers world. Savage will be the 7th book currently published in the Healers’ world. At the end of book 6 in the Klawdia series, Frozen Huntress (the first draft is already written) the perspective of the world shifts to Adenine’s perspective. And at the end of the Healers series, we’ll be seeing two first-person, and opposing, perspectives narrating the world.

So here is the layout:

Klawdia series:
Book 1: Wild (Formally Bear Heart)
Book 2: Refuge
Book 3: Savage (October 2016 release)
Book 4: —
Book 5: —
Book 6: Frozen Huntress

Healers of Meligna
Book: 1 Concealed Power
Book: 2 Blood Healing
Book 3: Blood Sacrifice
Book 4: Forsaken Power
Book: 5 — (The Queen of Arcania is a title I’m considering)

The Princesses of Arcania
Book: 1 —
Book: 2 —
Book: 3 —

Depending on how well the Princesses of Arcania does in terms of popularity, there may be more than three books.


12 Hours of Writing Yesterday

Yesterday I put down 6 chapters on Savage: The third book in the Klawdia series, yesterday. That’s about 8,000 words of pretty decent writing. Hoping to type three more chapters today (I’m exhausted from the big day yesterday). This story is writing itself so it might be released first. If I hit a road bump with the plot I might swing back to Frozen Huntress, if I’m still not happy with that plot I’ll put some chapters down on Book#5 in the Healers series.

This is basically my process of productivity. It means I spend more time in the writing phase and less time agonising over plot which has happened to me in the past.
Take care all.

*** Update: 28th of May.

The first draft of Savage is now half-finished.

11 chapters written. My goal is to have the first draft finished by the end of next week. These are just the bare bones, the revision time takes longer.

I’ll update once it’s completed.

May, 2016 Update

Greetings all,

**Excuse typos, this post was written hastily.

I’m deep in writing books and look the part of shabby author today, so no V-log!

To those who keep asking. Book #5 in the Healers Series has an expected release date of December, 2016. It follows on into the next series called The Princesses of Arcania. Which is a kind of spoiler for the end of Book #4, but it doesn’t tell too much now, does it? *smile*

I’m currently three chapters into Savage, book #3 in the Klawdia series (6,000 words). This is where Margan and Klawdia come into contact with the hidden tribe in the mountains and meet the Vuglugs for the first time. This book will contain Nallael’s birth! This book may be a longer book than Refuge given the intensity of what needs to be written. I’m guessing about 75,000 words: a novel.

Lastly I’m writing another Klawdia book called Frozen Huntress, I’m about 25,000 words through the first draft for that one as well. Although this book is written in first person, and Klawdia narrates it, we get to see a lot of Capacia in this story. There’ll also be a doubling up of information you already know from the healers series since it will be a prequel to the healers and to Klawdia’s story. It will likely be 55,000 words give or take: a novel.

Savage and Frozen Huntress should be out before October. I’m hoping for an end of June release for one of them (whoever makes it to the finish line first). I’m also looking at Death Plague again, since now we know a little more about the Takers,  so that might pop up among my published works in the future as well. I can’t give you a word count on Death Plague, but so far I’ve written about 25,000 words on it.

Unrelated releases:

There are two other short stories – about 15,000 words that are about to be released. These are for the Chronicles put out by Samuel Peralta. I’ve contributed four pieces to these bundles by now, the next ones coming up are Not Quite Her which is a story about a shapeshifter. Then Anthea Sharpe who created the Feyland series organised for some authors to write in her world, and since I have a bent for the whimsical world of fairy stories, I wrote a story called Glitchy Goblin for her.

I’ve also been working on a new urban fantasy series on the far side, developing a plot line for what I want to be another sprawling fantasy series (set in the current world) just like the healers one. I’m not sure if I’ll launch it under a pen name, if so, the pen name will be Kylie Colt which is very similar to my K. J. Colt one so you won’t have trouble finding it. (I promise to let you know on this website if it eventuates anytime soon).

So never fear, I’m writing my toosh off and you’ll have plenty to read very soon. In the meantime check out the Chronicle series by Samuel, I promise you’ll find some excellent reads in some of those volumes. In the recent Doomsday release I wrote a piece called Rmemebering Hannah. Which is about a pandemic virus which mimics the long term progression of Alzheimers but in about 10 days. It’s written first person and it’s a combination of one mans journey into his psyche as he suffers from white matter degradation.

Have a great week! I’ll V-log as soon as I feel less messy.