Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The First Empire Series is Done!

I was shooting for April or May and got it in under the wire in March.  Well, that's not entirely true, I still have to take another pass before my alpha reader (Robin) can put eyes on it, but her birthday is April 8th and I'm shooting for that.  But I've "wrapped" the series and now know how it all ends. I'm really happy with how it's come out, and I hope others will be as well.



Writing an entire series before publishing any books is a lot of work, but I really think it paid off.  I have a few changes to make to the first book one that came up in the last few pages!  Now we just have to get the first book released - but it's Del Rey that has the remaining lifting for that book. Still, can't help but be excited about being done.

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  1. I cannot wait. Thank you for the heads up!

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  2. You're not kidding when you say writing an entire series before publishing any books is a lot of work. I'm still amazed by that level of dedication to the story, but I can completely appreciate how it allows you the freedom to go back, tweak, and edit all 3 books to maintain continuity with late-stage developments. Can't wait to read it.

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    1. Thanks - but it's even more than 3 books - the series if 5 full-length novels ;-)

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  3. Congrats! Not that I need to add to my "To Read" list, but I think I can find room (near the top, of course). (-:

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    1. Thank you !! No worries about the order of the TR list - it'll be awhile before it comes out. Del Rey is anticipating the first book to come out in the summer of 2016

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  4. How exciting, 5 full length novels.
    I'm thinking Robin's going to LOVE this birthday present.

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    1. It's a great feeling having 5 books done. I hope Robin likes her gift - I gave her book #4 for Christmas ;-)

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  5. Finding out that you have five new books on the way just made my day. Thank you Michael!
    Bekki

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    1. You are very welcome - and you "made my day" by being interested in it.

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  6. Big congrats to you! :D Can't wait till it hits the shelves! Loving the fact that you finish a whole series before publishing it, as I find myself losing interest in series if I have to wait for a year or more for the next book. Great work, you're awesome, keep it up!

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    1. Thank you. Writing the whole series is certainly something that most authors don't do - and I don't recommend that they try - but for me, it works well.

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  7. Congrats!! Cannot wait for the release of Book 1!

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  8. This is the best news I've had all week! Excellent! Very excited to read this series. :)

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  9. I'm excited to read more books in the world that you've created! Do you expect to publish a new book each year in this series, beginning next summer, or will it be more frequent? Is it pretty typical for books to take a year to publish after authors turn them in? Can't wait to read them!

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  10. Looking forward to this new adventure with you! My 16 year old hopes that Riyria will be Peter Jackson's next movie series. :o)

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