Progress: Fall of the Spectrum

Hello, lovely people of Word Press! ^^

As promised, I’m keeping you all apprised of my progress on the Whispers of Nowhere trilogy. As of today, Chapter Seventeen of “Fall of the Spectrum” was completed, while simultaneously reaching (and surpassing) a word count of 100,000.

Though I’m not entirely sure how many chapters are left before the first draft is done (if I’ve learned anything about outlining by chapter, it’s that I can’t trust the scenes to be as short or as long as I assume them to be) my estimate sits somewhere between eight to thirteen. Regardless of how many chapters are left, two-thirds of the book is complete.

Provided I’m able to keep the forge hot, I shouldn’t have any trouble finishing the first draft before summer–ideally by May, if I can swing it.

So, to recap on my plans, once FotS’ first draft is complete:

-Start and finish the third draft of “Whispers of Nowhere”, which I expect will take any where from 3-9 months, depending.

-Start draft two for “Fall of the Spectrum”.

I won’t list my bonus goals again, but I will make a mention of my side projects, which tie in with the main one. Currently, “Shattered Time” has been relegated to the back-burner. What I originally (and quite mistakenly) labelled as “the first of the prequels” is, in point of fact, not. Considering the time line I have planned for it (200 years prior to 2014), it wouldn’t make sense–not when the prequel I’m most interest in outlining right now (Forneus’ story) goes back 900 years. Thus, “Shattered Time” will take place in the year 1814, which means it will coincide with some of the events of Forneus’ story (which includes Phenex as well, due to their centuries of friendship). In a sense, “Shattered Time” will be like a companion novel (or series) between Forneus’ story, and Phenex’s–the latter of which starts when Forneus becomes guardian, (as his guardianship involves 75 years of solitude). Phenex’s story will illuminate on his first encounter with Reeves, the main antagonist of the Whispers of Nowhere trilogy, and ultimately what led to their hatred of one another.

Well, I’ve rambled on long enough. I’ll be sure to post more updates in the future, and once I get the side projects from paper onto the computer, I’ll be sure to share some snippets.

In the meantime, thanks for reading, and take care! ^^

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About rebeldynasty

Hello, there, and welcome to my humble little corner of the internet! My name is Shannon, and I've wanted to be a writer for the better majority of my life. In the last 4+ years, I've begun taking the steps necessary to get myself to that point. I am currently working on a trilogy under the title, "Whispers of Nowhere". I started outlining the first book, "Whispers of Nowhere" between late 2013 and early 2014, and officially began writing the first draft May 2014. As of Dec 2016, it has undergone a multitude of edits, and four complete drafts. I began outlining the second book in the series, "Fall of the Spectrum" in May of 2015, began the first draft September 2015, and completed it nearly a full year after outlining--May 2016. That same month, I began outlining the third book, "The Mythos Trials"; the first draft of which officially started early June 2016, ending in November of the same year. On the side, I am outlining two prequel origin stories, plus a spin-off prequel that serves as the bridge between the origin stories and the Whispers of Nowhere trilogy; Shattered Time. In sum, I'll be neck-deep in writing for quite some time. If you're interested in seeing some of my work, don't hesitate to ask. :)
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