Happy Friday everyone!
I have previously made mention of new content that I would like to debut on this blog. That includes, but is not limited to, introductions of nations, cities, geographic regions, characters, religious & politic institutions, and mythology — in other words sections of world building explanations. It is essentially companion material that I will be offering for free on the website.
The first of which will go up next week with Wednesday’s update.
I will also be re-skinning the blog.
I also made mention that I will be re-branding my works (not the individual book titles, do not worry) but my franchise name of Existence to something much more fantasy-ish. That announcement will be made in next Friday’s update. I have come up with a few different names that work, and I am just in the process of whittling those down.
Enjoy your weekend and I will see you next week when I debut free companion content!
To start, I apologize for the lack of an update on Monday. I have been really busy around my place with renovations and guests. It’s made putting in writing time alone fairly difficult. That should clear up for awhile, and certainly the remainder of this week.
So let’s talk about de-mystification.
I write with a lot of brevity in the mystical elements of my world. Mostly in the form of energy-to-matter extrapolations of Darkness and Light. I will limit the specifics to that for the sake of spoilers. While this has served admirably as a story telling device, it has, in some respects, pushed the narrative into a comic booky realm — that is to say that the engagements are power vs power instead of mortal vs mortal.
That I will be changing.
I am looking for those extrapolations of power to be neutered, but more nuanced and subtle except in moments that truly demand it. Glamours and illusions are good examples of this. Streams of Darkness and Light reserved only for principal battles for each book. I’m hoping this will make it seem more grounded, and common enough that it adds variety and flair to what would otherwise be repetitive battle sequences.
Now for the free content advisement.
In June I will be taking down the free, first draft copies of Darkness Rising, Sea of Storms, and Heart of the Sand. This is all part of the ramp up towards publication. In its place you will start to see character, locales, and mythology information go up on this website. These will be introductions, not spoilers. You will see when they go up.
Have a good night everyone. I shall see you on Friday!