Here we are in October and I thought it was worth an update to let everyone know where Spark of Truth (Book 3 of The Hidden Wizard) is up to.
I expect to get the manuscript back from the editor soon, which means I can most likely release this book this month as planned. There may be a delay getting the paperback out though, since I am adjusting the layout of the cover and spine for all books to be more consistent.
While I am waiting for the feedback on Spark of Truth, I have been reading through and making edits to Book 1 – Pool of Knowledge. This is for a few reasons:
- There’s been a lot of review feedback on the narration style, which I successfully addressed in book 2 (based on the reviews) and hopefully book 3. For a better reader experience, I want the whole series to have a consistent style and flow and I would like to improve book 1. This will also make it better for new readers seeing my series for the first time.
- I am interested in producing audio books for the series, and I want to make any possible changes to the text now before that process begins.
- In preparation for book 4 (the end of the series) I am populating a detailed story bible. This will contain all the key characters, locations, notes etc throughout the whole series. The series bible will ensure that there’s nothing missed in the last book, and will make it faster and easier to write without having to look things up. I started writing Pool of Knowledge in November 2015!
That’s it for now, I’ll be in touch soon when Spark of Truth is ready to be released.