Working working working…

Hey, folks!  I just want to let everyone know I am writing!  As for when the book will be released, as per my previous post, I am not going to set a date again.  I will make an announcement when the book comes out.  I am doing this to avoid setting people up for disappointment if I say it will be out on such and such a date and then miss my deadline, as I did with the mid-December goal.

It takes time to write a full-length novel!

As for updates, I couldn’t think of anything new, so let me do this.  If you have questions about the Shattered Isles world, ask them.  I will be glad to provide more background.  I don’t want to talk about the plot of Book III.  That must remain a secret.  But I will talk about the world, starting with this:  Rook’s Rock.

One reader pointed out it is not on the map.  That was an oversight.  Rook’s Rock lies across the straights between Ansey Isle and the mainland– it is a port town on the mainland surrounded otherwise by the Fawnea territory.  I will update the map at some point, but as the book described, it is reached via land and did not require a boat trip.  Ansey Isle rises from the ocean as sheer cliffs and lacks a deep water port of its own, meaning larger merchant ships can’t dock directly to the Isle.  Therefore, they dock at Rook’s Rock, and supplies are ferried to the island on schiffs that do not draft deep, so they are able to reach the island.  Because all supplies must be delivered, Ansey Isle is not cut off and the citizens must survive only on what is already there and what little they were able to grow during the summer.

Concern will grow among the citizens, of course, as food grows short, though many feel the bigger concern will be the impending lack of beer!

27 thoughts on “Working working working…

  1. okay 😦 It will be done when it is done. FOr you to set a date of Dec 15 I assumed that if you wernt done by then, it would be extremely close but I guess not and you have no idea when. Are you close or not, I am guessing not since you cant even set a date but most authors can so I wish I knew what was going on but okay.

    So rooks rock is off of ansleys isle but the port is in Fawnae land. Thats odd but I am guessing that can work in peace time but not during a rebellion but how did Ansay troops occupy a city in another familys land and how are they allowing it
    thats very odd but that can happen if it is seized which is why the rebellion
    but during that war and that book, I was rooting for Ansay because they were the only ones opposing this horrific usurpation of power and the total destruction of a young boys future, and the theft of his crown. Even if lady ansay wanted it for herself and didnt care about the boy, at least she was fighting this and I was rooting for her, because I couldnt stand Pattenia at all and I wanted someone to fight pattenia over this. I wanted Serren to fight her and raise his army to fight her.
    I was actually wondering if serren could have snick into ansays land, marry that boy and give that family the support and wonder how many other familys owuld rally then to the legal heir
    that may have been a good twist and such a betrayal of Pattenia, but deservidly so
    but, serren was loyal to his sister and would never have considered such a betrayal of his family. ONce she got the crown, he supported her. He was such a great brother and such a great boy which is what made the wole thing so painful to read at times, he loved and supported his sister
    she cared nothing for what did or the destruction of her brothers entire life
    he would have gladly took the sword up and fought by his sisters side. He said so, but she hates him
    she coudnt risk letting him fight because he may have fought her, or even if he didnt, others may have fought her on his side even if he didnt want that
    but thats stupid, he wouldnt have allowed it and would have fought them on his sisters side. She had no reason to fear restoring his manhood by the second book
    it was just her cruelty, fear and her amusement at his suffering a womans life
    its going to backfire in her face because they are fighting for womens place in society, and as a woman, he will become a greater threat to her than he ever would have been as a man.
    I can hardly wait to read it all
    but since its really taking its time being released, I have to wait

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  2. i tried to post a comment but it wont let me. I wanted to comment about the plot, some of my thoughts and the goddess in general and I hope you can tell me something more about the goddess and how can she possibly be a force for good if she is so willing to destroy a boy simply because hes a boy, and she wants a girl to become the king for her
    how can she be good

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  3. I am not sure why you are so reluctant to give us a date, or even a generalized idea of the timeframe. that can only mean you are so behind that you have no idea when it will be done. But you said you are a very quick writer before and you never missed a deadline so I really wonder what is going on
    but if its more difficult now, or perhaps the manuscript is so huge now that you really dont know. Its something we can accept, I can accept
    I just like to know
    you can give us a generalized tetrameter. perhaps the month like next month, or the month after
    and tell us how big is it, how many words you have in the manuscript and the percentage its done, and how much more you have to go
    so at least we know
    why cant you tell us that

    but, I do hope that he gets its independence back to be able to determine his own life, or her own life as serrenina
    and the freedom that pattenia now has to go on campaigns and camp in the wield with her men and that freedom she loves, I hope Serrenina can get that
    but I do have a feeling that she will be forced to fight for her life and her freedom and it will be such a fight she wont want that kind of life anymore
    she will want a life of safety and comfort for her and her child
    and that will be fine but I still hope she has a life of great importance and respect where people must look up to her, and respect and obey her even her cruel sister pattenia
    and I thik that may happen
    she may become the voice of the goddess or something like that
    but only the novel will tell and this is taking suhc a long time

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  4. I fear you have a problem with the tale, and im not sure if you are aware of it or what you plan to do with your tale but this is a problem
    and it has to do with the character of Pattenia. I remember months ago you said you worried that you didn’t make her hateable enough
    but you made her extremely hateable. I hate her and many people hate her. She is very hatable
    she is cruel, sadistic, malicious and horrible. she crushed her brother’s spirit and destroyed his entire life. I know she was under pressure but this is still inexcusable. She stole his life from him and trapped him in a life he hates
    I have a friend I read this story with and she also hates Pattenia. She is trans and was abused by her own sister. She identifies Pattenia with her own sister
    the problem is that so many of us hate her so much that I think if you plan on having some sort of redemption arch planned, we may not accept it. WEe want to see pattenia destroyed and defeated so Serren can reclaim his life back. I doubt we will accept Pattenia redeemed in any way. she went too far
    the noble parts of pattenia at war and leading her army are parts we hate. I can’t read about her, I skimmed those parts, I didn’t care how she lead or what she achieved because she was an abominable and cruel malicious character that crushed her brother’s spirit and his life,
    she stole his life simply because she was hungry for power. he wasn’t ready but there are ways around that that dont involve stealing it from him and forcing him into a life of meaninglessness.
    so i don’t know how you plan on solving that and I doubt you really can solve this problem

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      1. Then write and make something amazing you’re a very skilled Arthur. Thank you for making these books even though brother Bewitched books are my favorite I have a special place in my heart for warrior girls it’s an amazing book Thank you for writing it.

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  5. its nearly another week now and I dont know if you are getting close. But if you cant release it this weekend, and im hoping
    but if not, I hope that you have the courtesy to give us something solid. Something like a time when you may be able to finally release it
    or some progress report on how close you are, how much you have already written on the manuscript and how much more you think it will be
    some solid timeframe and a reason you wernt able to make the dec release and what happened and why it has gone weeks passed that date
    and I hope it doesnt go passed the January 15, a month past your prediction but if it has to
    at least tell us what is happening
    please give us some specific details aside from
    “im working on it”
    something more solid to go on
    how much have you done how many pages, how many more to go

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    1. I would like to update but I don’t want to pressure you as well so I will say thank you for taking your time to write this great amazing trilogy.

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  6. Thank you for the update I’m excited to read third book and also to find out it has a great ending instead of one gender topping the other they work together in peace equality. And also can you tell me who made spell that turns a man into a woman how did the person create the spell and who did they use it on first a brother-father -husband-uncle and why were they stuck like that and become wives pregnant with a baby or where they turned back into men by earning it back some way and what happened to the guardian that attack from the sky who was attacked by his bigger sister and said mother wants to talk to you and will that cruel nobleman that’s tried to attack serren attack him again will he be stopped and be turn into a girl for all his crimes against women amazing series and I hope there will be more books like this one you made it’s all amazing. Oh PS when are you going write more Captain Kirk now a woman.

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    1. I have plans to finish that Kirk story! I really do, but right now my mind is consumed with Serren and his struggles. He is really having a hard time dealing with the fact that he is to to be a mother, and he is mortified by all his crazy cravings! Good question about the spell. I will post something to the blog about that, since it is backstory!

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      1. Thank you so much for writing that short story of how the spell was made but I’m shocked The Wizard created to spell do not ever reverse one curious. Thank you so much I look forward to the book and if you can the second book I saw the sister who save a spirit woman from stag man how did they come two exist to begin with and are the elves in the third book please tell me.

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  7. please tell us what is going on. You keep saying it will come and you are working on it but you said that for weeks and months now with no sign that it will ever come. And you said it would be here last month but its weeks passed that and theres still no sign on when or if it will ever be released.
    Some of us want to know why and what happened? were you not happy with it and had to go though a major rewrite
    or is this book a lot bigger than you originally thought it would be
    you said that you write very fast so it would be out last month, but something had to happen, are you not writing as fast as you used to write, or did you have to rewrite it, or perhaps its a lot bigger than you thought it would be, as some have asked
    but its weeks passed the date and id like to know what happened and what is happening and when you think you may be finished
    you are reluctant to give a date which is even more troubling because that means you are really having trouble writing this book, or there are some problems with your progress
    im sorry for bothering you here but theres so much promise here, this story is so great even if it is painful at times for sarren
    and you ended it so abruptly a year ago we are so eager and wanting to see how it ends and what happens, what does Sarren do and who ends up in charge
    so many questions and you refuse to answer them we need the book
    and weeks keep passing with no sign of when it will ever be finished and what is going on that is preventing it from happening

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    1. Hey, Chloe– I am sorry for the long delay. One reason the book took longer than expected is that I was having health problems that prevented me from getting started when I first hoped. Then, as I was working on it, I got stuck. Literally stuck. I couldn’t figure out what was supposed to happen, what needed to happen, and I wrote myself down some into some dead ends.

      I had to tear up that material and go back. I can’t really tell anyone when it will be done because I don’t know. I am not a writer who plots everything out in advance. How I work is I have a sense of where the story is going, but then as I write I always try and honor the characters, asking myself what would Pattenia do in this situation? What would Serren do? The story then flows from their motivations. In addition, when I really get writing, my brain conjures up scenes and characters I didn’t expect and the story morphs and flows. Right now, I am writing passionately, the story is flowing along, and I am experiencing Serren’s latest struggles right along with him!

      I thank everyone for their patience, and I promise no one is more eager to see how this all ends than me!

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      1. okay. I understand. So you wrote yourself into a corner and couldnt get out, so you had to scrap it and restart. That happens in writing but you could have told us
        so now you have no clue when it will end. you just write and dont really have an outline or plot, you know your characters and let it flow. Thats good
        I am just so eager to see it, and i am tired of serren getting blocked into a corner and lose to pattenia. I want to see him kick some major ass, major massive beatings from serren
        and now hes pregnant
        he better really kick some ass and take his life back, and some power from those who stole his life
        pattenia stole his life from him
        but I think what ever he does wont be pretty and she wont like it one bit
        i cant wait to see it in print. I wish you could tell us but okay, we will try to have patience

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      2. I am curious to know when serren gives birth how many children will she have but if not what will he do to get his throne back and get his fiance back as well.

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      3. I am sorry to hear that you have health problems I hope you get better again and healthy soon I understand you’re frustrated thank you for being so thoughtful about the characters how you understand them make them so lifelike I enjoy both books because of it.

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    2. Someone loves you book a lot I am also excited to find out when the book comes out but I don’t want you to rush I will wait patiently for the book.

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