So I’m still in the middle of my first few days of Patreon and getting ready for Camp NaNoWriMo. This led me to check out my other accounts and places where readers can see my work. I’ve recently updated my FictionPress page, adding the preview chapters for “Path of the Dragon”*, as well as a sneak peek at “Watching Shadows”**. I’ve also posted a vent fan fiction piece based on my struggles to make a likable character out of an egocentric jerk.
I am currently working on getting the rest of “Watching Shadows” ready for April just in case it turns out that’s what I end up working on. I’d rather be working on “The Windwater Pack” but if I don’t have the script by then I’ll have “Watching Shadows” ready as a back-up.
As for Rise of the Dragonfly…
I have the plot ready for the third book in the series. “Heir of the Dragon” takes place, again, two years after the events of its predecessor. Abby is finally going to college at Ohio Dominican, but finally living her dreams isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. “Heir” will likely be the last “Rise” book, at least for a while. I refuse to let any of my series become dragged on for the sake of it. Fanfiction exists for a reason.
Speaking of, in case I have not already made my stance clear: I support fan works inspired by my own. I got my start telling stories mostly by doing crossovers in my head. Sometimes its helpful to start out with the hard work already done for you. Characters, settings, rules… all that’s a real pain to create out of nothing. So more power to you. Unlike some authors, I do read fanfiction of my work. It’s highly unlikely I’ll ever use anything close to what my readers and fans come up with, so it doesn’t bother me. I’d actually like to one day publish collections of fanworks and pay the authors, but that’s a long way from now.
Thank you for reading. Check ya later.
*These were removed due to edits.
**Watching Shadows is Branded By Tears