It has been a while, so I feel as though I owe you an update on Mastering the Elements.
I wrote a draft of MTE that was over 191k words long. The reason you are not reading them at this moment. They were crap.
The plotting of that iteration of MTE was 10 years old, and my skills in the craft of writing have vastly improved since its creation. Rather than forcing out a reactive plot structure, I have reworked the plot for the rest of the series.
I apologize for the delay, but I can say unequivocally, this version will be worth reading. Currently, the new draft is at about 15k words and counting. I promise to get MTE to you as soon as possible.
Thanks for your patience!
I am happy to announce that By the Blade is finally available for kindle and print.
Love it or hate it, please write a review!
Elwin’s world is quite large, and we have only seen a small piece of it in the story so far. In Taming the Elements, we saw the Island Nations and some of Alcoa. By the Blade takes place in the desert nation of Kalicodon.
Where else on the map interests you? Can you guess the cultures from the names? I would love to hear your thoughts!
Who are some of your favorite authors in epic fantasy? I love to write, but I am also an avid reader, so I would like to hear from you. What author or series would you recommend for my next great read?
Having two careers slows progress on my novels. After selling thousands of copies of Taming the Elements worldwide, I am considering moving to writing full time.
If this idea excites you, consider becoming a benefactor to my future novels. If this campaign does well, I’ll get Elwin’s story to you much faster.
If you give to me, I’ll give you my works first. Get a canvas map of my world, Arinth. Be the first to receive my new novels.
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The “final” rewrite is going well. At over 200,000 words, there will still be many rounds of edits before this book is finished, but I am quite pleased with how the story is unfolding. Thanks for reading!
The next novel to be released is called “By the Blade.” Although the writing is finished, we are still waiting on final edits and last touches. I’ve been told by my select few beta readers, that this story is worth the wait!
I will give the blurb soon, and sample chapters will follow shortly thereafter.