Today is a good day. We just sent Heir to the Crown: Book 3, Heart of the Crown to our Advanced Reader team in preparation for a September 18 release. My Beta team did an amazing job on their read through last month, helping to identify some areas that needed a little more detail, so I am excited to share the finished book with the other half of my reading team.
And, yes, I have already started writing Book 4: Shadow of the Crown, and am on target for a winter release!
These past few weeks I have been busy with the final touches on Heir to the Crown: Book 3, Heart of the Crown. This time around I expanded my Beta Reader Team and they have done a stellar job of letting me know when I needed to expand on certain areas of the plot. I owe them a huge debt of gratitude for their willingness to be honest, even when it was tough to hear. The story is better due to their feedback, and I look forward to having them on my reading team for many more books.
After finishing book three, I was inspired to detail out more books (I already had up to book five outlined) and I now have all the way to book nine outlined, with a few more yet! Shadow of the Crown(Book 4) and Fate of the Crown (Book 5) are completely detailed chapter by chapter, and I have already started writing Book Four, working towards a late winter release.
Everyday as a writer, I am more and more inspired! As if I didn't have enough in the pipeline, over my holidays, I found an old Science Fiction story that I started about ten years ago, and I can't stop thinking about it. The Alexander Drake Saga will be my first foray into the Sci-Fi realm, but not until 2020, as I have two other Fantasy Series I want to write before. If only I had a time machine!
Paul Bennett is a self-published author of Epic Fantasy books.