The Sorcerer’s Gamble’s second draft is nearly complete. I have partial artwork I am working on finishing, and I hope to get that cover art posted in the next couple of weeks. My wife is a pest so I don’t know how much of this update will be coherent.
Today is May Fourth (may the fourth be with you). Like many people all over the world I have enjoyed Starwars and it has had some influence over my creativity, much like The Lord of the Rings has. I am very much a “Fantasy” writer, but science fiction enters it on the fringes since it is something I am quite interested in as well. I hope to get more updates out as soon as I can, see you all again soon.
We began our journey following a young man named Cyan in search of adventure. He learned adventure is not carefree but often brings troubles and heartache with it.
We then heard a tale from Lucy, a young woman who found herself while on a different path then she had desired. She learned that who we are is discovered, when you fight for what you believe in.
Now, the story continues…
A new journey is coming, and a single voice will not be enough to tell it. Join Lucy, Cyan, and more on an adventure that was foretold thousands of years ago. Will Hytrae plummet into an age of darkness? Three must stand at the end of the age. In this climatic conclusion to the trilogy, a choice must be made. The Sage of Hytrae will determine the fate of the world.
I hope everyone has had a good week! Progress has been made on finishing the first draft. It’s shaping up nicely so I decided that next week I will have a little something special for all of you. I am working on writing a little promo for The Sorcerer’s Gamble, and all of you will get to see it first! Right now it will be just a written promo, but I am entertaining the idea of including some artwork as well. Let me know what you all think!
I know this is late, but at least its here now ha ha. TSH 3 will be having a new name (since it would appear that the name I mentioned back in Dec is already in use). The Sage of Hytrae Book 3 will be known as “The Sorcerer’s Gamble”! This was the previous working title I had for the project, and so I feel it is a good fit.
I have also been working on cover art for The Sorcerer’s Gamble, but it is still to early to share. The book itself will be released this summer, I need to set a date or I’ll never finish, and so I will be also announcing a release date today!
The Sorcerer’s gamble will be released June 26th! This will be the climatic conclusion of The Sage of Hytrae trilogy, mark your calendars the wait is nearly over!
My plan is to have the first draft finished by Easter this year (April 1st and this is no joke), and put it through the normal revision process I have used before (I think book 1 and 2 both had no less than 7 revs before release). I plan to get a version of the cover art out for everyone to see in April as well. Plus I will be going to more regular updates again starting this week (since this is the first post). Be sure to check back here on Fridays to see the most up to date announcements concerning TSH and other projects I’m working on!
I would like to take this time to reflect on how this year has gone. I must admit I have not been nearly as productive as I would have liked, but I know there is quality in what I have accomplished. I have made good progress in finishing getting The Sorcerer’s Choice written (yes, that is the name of the third and final installment of The Sage of Hytrae!), I have no reason to believe that I won’t be able to finish this climatic ending to a great trilogy on time next year (well, it was supposed to be out this year but again, not as productive as I would have liked).
Looking to my life in general, I have a beautiful new son, Zach who is growing fast. My first born is becoming more independent at the age of 2 (not far from being 3 now). My wife is obviously over worked with two hands full, so that has meant that I am also with my hands full a lot of the time as well. I have been blessed by God with this family, and I wouldn’t trade them for the world.
I hope that in the next year God would continue to protect and bless my family and all of your families as well. He has his work cut out for him in helping me write, but he gave me this nearly endless creativity for a reason and so far writing is the best way for me to share the wonderful stories he allows me to weave and tell.
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas, a safe and great holiday season, and a prosperous new year!
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