Sorry for lack of chapters
I haven’t disappeared. My city was under anywhere from one to four feet of water from all the rain, and the internet has been going in and out. We still have about 15 more days (of chances) of rain ahead of us, too. Next chapter should hopefully be published tomorrow morning or noon.
My wife had a 3-day weekend, so I spent my time with her. I gotta have my priorities straight! New chapters forthcoming Monday morning.
Over 80,000 Words!
Getting closer and closer to that milestone 100,000 words. It’s almost a quarter of the size of several of the published epic fantasy books, lol. Considering we’re about a little more than a quarter done with the first book, I’m right on track 🙂
Chapter 29 – An Old Friend can be read here!
Chapter 28 Published
Go read the next installment of the story here: Chapter 28 – New Mission!
The Drums of War…
…have not quite sounded yet, but they’ve definitely been brought out. Can you guess what’s being foreshadowed? I hope it wasn’t too blatant, lol.
Chapter 27 – Prelude to War
With the publication of this chapter, the story has exceeded 70,000 words so far. Considering most publishers choose to publish most contemporary novels in the 80,000 +/- 10,000 word range, this story can officially be considered a book (in my opinion, lol). That’s not taking the fantasy genre into account though, which is generally around 100,000 +/- 10,000 words (these numbers are for new authors). Fantasy genres have world building, and modern fiction books do not need to do so (the world already exists). Technically, I’m still in the world-building phase and introducing everyone to the world, its systems, and the geography. The world is much, much bigger than what I’ve so far shown you, and we’re just now getting out of the first city (minus the prologue) at chapter 26 and 70,000 words.
I hope you enjoy this next chapter! It can be read here: Chapter 26 – Striving Onward
Chapter 25 has been published!
I hope you enjoy the new chapter. Forgot to mention in the last upload post that Chapter 24 was more than double the usual chapter length. The average chapter is somewhere between 2,200-2,500 words. Chapter 24 was 5,145 words. Chapter 25 is only 2,793.
It can be found here: Chapter 25 – Training