One of the highlights of last year was having a sample piece of “Seeker” analysed by the Writership crew. Thank you so much for the thoughts and pointers, and of course , the wonderful audio experience!
We were actually able to put some of the Writership advice into use and gave the first chapters a few tweaks.
In this video we discuss some of the work process, the goals, and the achievements that this project has given us. Namely, the work routines practice, the consistent creative output, an outside look to the greater story arcs of the ChaosNova universe, and just some plain fun.
(Sidenote: what ever happened to October? Moving on.)
We continue editing (sometimes adapting) our forum posts into reading samples. Stay tuned for a designated post with links and rants.
We are also working on several short stories for a future collection. Here is some video evidence.
The rest of the short story worksessions can be found in this playlist.
We’ve managed to maintain consistent presence and content flow on some social media places. Check this forum post for links and details.
While all this is going on, “Seeker” is still available on Amazon, as well as Draft2Digital!
You can find a handy preview under this link.
We’ve also crafted some image quotes for each chapter (prettiness may vary).
The purpose of our reading samples section is to show off what we’ve got.
What we’ve done so far, is to pick a story or an excerpt, and clean it up so that it is suitable for general consumption. (Getting a little ahead of ourselves, the material going through such “proper cleanup” will most likely end up in our upcoming short story collections.)
In the meantime, there is a rich trove of material that hasn’t normally been exposed to the public viewing (or – sometimes – even daylight). Namely, the roleplay-writings of our forum’s “inner compound”. We’ve decided to change that, and will begin featuring the various entries from different eras and different collaborators. We won’t fully edit these “leaked from the forums” reading bits, although we shall tidy up some spelling & grammar, make some cuts for clarity, and occasionally amend names and vocabulary to fit the longer-running story-threads.
We shall kick off with the roleplay thread called Deja Vu that twists together some older and newer settings and characters, and adds an important dimension to our growing story-verse.
Now that “Seeker” is out, we’re channelling some energy into the promo work, mostly on Twitter. We’re also sharing the best of behind-the-scenes snippets. You can view them all here.
On the writing front, we’ve began work on several short stories, selecting viable candidates from among the many drafts, assessing the amount of refinement needed, and doing the edits co-op style. We’re also recording some of that work; you can view the short-story progress here.