Sunday, June 8, 2014
Bad Elements revisions
So, things are certainly underway with the changes to the original novel, Bad Elements: Crystal Dragon. It looks much better, and I have to say, I'm very happy with the changes. Several things are happening with it right now.
1. Crystal Dragon has officially been split in half and is turning into two books, the first half titled, Crystal Dragon (of course, we can't change the original title), the second half titled, Blood for Blood.
2. I'm very excited to say that the re-editing has been completed on Crystal Dragon. YAY!
3. The edits are in mid-conversion of being applied to the print copy. The E-Book has already been completed, so for those of you who have been to Amazon, and have noticed a change in the number of pages, yes, that is the revised manuscript. ;)
4. The cover has been completed, but has not been applied to the book yet. Very soon though!
As soon as the book is complete, I will set the release date. I hope you are excited! I know I am.
I presume you might have more questions in regards to the second installment in the Bad Elements series, Blood for Blood. Please keep in mind that Blood for Blood is the last half of Crystal Dragon, so if you're looking forward to reading the original sequel to the original Crystal Dragon, remember that book is going to become the third book, The Hybrid.
FAQ's for the Bad Elements Series
Q. Is Blood for Blood going to be re-edited like Crystal Dragon was?
A. Yes, it is. That is the next project on the agenda. As a matter of fact, I have already started re-editing it. My other writing projects have been put on hold.
Q. Why are you having the books re-edited?
A. Unfortunately, there were some things in the original manuscript that should have been edited but were not. I'd like to apologize to you, my fans, for putting the rest of the series on hold while I have the books revised, but I'm hoping you are excited for the changes just as much as I am. Once the first two books go through their changes, everything will be back on track.
Q. I heard the cover to Crystal Dragon is also going through a revision? Is that true? And, if so, what is happening to the original artwork that was on it?
A. Yes, the cover is also changing. The original artwork that was on the cover is remaining, but is also going through a change. The original artwork, "Butterfly", which was drawn by my daughter, Bridget, has been picked up by a fabulous graphic designer, who has added his artistic talent to her artwork. Yes, Bridget, has already seen the finished project, and is very happy with it, as well.
Q. I heard the sequel to the original novel was already started. Have you started it, or is it finished?
A. The original sequel, The Hybrid, which is now becoming the third installment in the series, is finished. It too, just needs to go through editing.
Q. How many books are going to be in the series?
A. Hmm, as far as it stands now, there are going to be four books in the series. I'll leave it at that for now. ;)
If you have more questions, please let me know, and I'll make sure to answer them for you.