It’s been a little while since my last post so I thought I would give an update as to where I am with my current works.
Demon’s Blood sequel
The proof-reading has now been completed so I’m currently going through it myself again to make absolutely sure I am happy with everything. Over the new few weeks I’m hoping to finally be able to confirm the title! It does have a title, I just want to reveal that to coincide with blurb and cover if possible. The cover and blurb are the next two things I will be working on. I’ve had the draft ideas for the cover for well over a year so I know exactly what I want on it so it shouldn’t take too long to do. I’m also working on some character-based posts which will lead up to the release date. The release date should be the latter part of the year. I’m hoping to confirm this in the next couple of weeks too.
Demon’s Blood universe
This project is turning out bigger than I had anticipated! I have at least 3 more novels planned which are set in the universe featuring various characters from it.
Perfect World 3
This is currently my work in progress so still very much in the early stages. I am aiming to get the draft done by the end of the year which scarily enough is not that far away now!
One of the hardest parts for me as an author is saying goodbye to characters. Whether they die on the page or the novel comes to an end, I find it sad and sometimes very difficult. Due to this completing a novel always brings about mixed emotions for me especially when the character has been with me for a long time.
My oldest character is my vampire Taku Kokawa. I originally created him in 2005 as another character’s antagonist/occasional lover and have been writing stories about him since then. So that’s 14 years and the majority of my adult life dedicated to one character. And as silly as it might sound, he’s become a part of me. In some shape or form, Taku is as much a part of my day as my family, friends, cat and work colleagues are. He is always there and it will be really strange when there comes a time that this ends.
So needless to say I am partly dreading the day that I finally complete his story. Of course another part of me is going to be proud of my work and achievement, and will not be able to wait to share my finish novel with everyone. But I’m honestly not going to be surprised if I shed a couple of tears over it too!
As I have mentioned, my sequel to Demon’s Blood is currently with my proof-reader, however this is not the final end that I am referring too. There is another novel in the works and the Demon’s Blood universe is ever expanding as new characters appear to shape and change that world. With this in mind I know that Taku will be with me for a few more years yet. I just wanted to touch on a subject that I know affects many authors and readers, and would love to hear stories of your beloved characters and what they mean to you.
I’ve just started using Pinterest for my novels and have created this storyboard for my novel Demon’s Blood. It’ll provide some insight into my ideas, characters and settings for the story as well as the Demon’s Blood universe as a whole. Please do check it out 🙂