Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Crossroads Update

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've decided to go back and do more extensive revisions to my first novel to give it a less trope-reliant plot. So far, it's been relatively easy to just cut out and rearrange old scenes, write in new ones, and then edit the old material so it's all consistent. I've just finished Chapter 1, and I have to say, I'm weirdly enjoying hacking up my old novel and stitching it back together like some fantastic Frankenstein monster.

A few months back, I posted revised sample chapters for Ebon City: Death and the Maiden, but have since taken them down after realizing I was going to reboot Death and the Maiden and convert it into Ebon City: Crossroads. I plan to post the rebooted sample chapters in a month or two, and hopefully, within the next six months, I'll start recruiting beta readers to review my rebooted manuscript.

I'm also going have my publisher Xlibris "retire" my original novel and remove it from publication, but previously printed copies will still float around on Amazon and eBay. When Crossroads is ready for publication, I plan to publish it through CreateSpace and IngramSparks. These self-publishing sites are vastly cheaper (CreateSpace is straight-up free) and I'll receive higher royalties.

Illustration by Chandra Pandhita.
Title Logo updated by John Nugroho.
Commissioned by Leo Featherstone © 2013.

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