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It's been a few days since my last update!

- I've hit 23.5k on The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles, and also caught up with the chronology. The first act is done, and is usually meant to set up the rest of the book and introduce the new traveling companions. With that said, the two traveling companions for this book are:

Dr. James Bryson - close friend of Dr. Snowden, and knew Emily as she grew up. He has appeared throughout the series, either as a parallel universe version, a virtual simulation avatar, and as himself. His presence on the Torvatta is not by accident, and his enthusiasm is infectious.

Kess - One out of a hundred Orions, an advanced race from AD 514,723. Functionally immortal, mastery of a nanoswarm suit, and the ability to absorb information with ease, she was chosen to travel with the crew. That's not something the Orions usually do since they can physically project themselves across the Galaxy wherever they have a projector satellite setup. She has chosen a somewhat sassy personality!

It's been fun writing them and their interactions with the crew so far. The second act begins, which is where the crew is now off to the far reaches of the galaxy.

- I'm halfway though the second pass of Rimworlds, book 3 of the Earthborn. I'm excited to get this one into MS word over the weekend hopefully, and begin my third pass.

- No update on the audiobook for the Cosmic Parallel, book 8 of the Evaran Chronicles, but the pronunciation guide and first fifteen minutes will hopefully be ready by end of month. As always, I'll update when I get either!

Onward and forward!


Just a small update!

- I hit 22k on The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles. Although I made some progress, I slighly redid some scenes due to the tech-heavy nature of them. Everything is going smooth now, and the second traveling companion has already made their impact. Their personality is a little different than what's been seen before, and I'm enjoying writing it.

- I'm about one third of the way through the second pass of Rimworlds, book 3 of the Earthborn. I'm hoping to get it to MS Word by next weekend, and ready for edit by the week after. I still need to finalize my editor choice, but that won't be as big of an issue as I thought. I always find it interesting when you let something sit, then go back over it and wonder how did I miss that? :) Nonetheless, it's reading smooth so far.


I'm participating in a Prolific Works (formerly Instafreeebie) promotion! The Arrival, the Evaran Chronicles prequel, is in it. The deal is you get a free book or books of your choosing, and if you like what you read, you can opt in to that author's list later if you want. It ends Dec 4, so if you're interested, you can visit the link below:

https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/qPumqEy6sNsHArcUXNXW


It's been a while since a full update, so here we go!

- I've hit 18k on The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles. The two new traveling companions have met each other, and I enjoyed writing the scene. It's a tech heavy scene as well, since it's a civilization from AD 514,723. Once I wrap up the first act, and solidified the new travling companions, I'll reveal them then.

- I've begun the second pass through Rimworlds, book 3 of the Earthborn. I'm also continuing my editor search and have narrowed it down to a few. Ideally I'd like to get this out this year, but with holidays and some unknown, we will see!

- I've started working on the paperback cover for the second edition of The Awakening, book 1 of the Evaran Chronicles. I have the PSD of the cover, so it's a matter of me tweaking it.

I also have the PDF interior, but what's new is CreateSpace, who I published paperbacks through before, was merged into Amazon KDP Print. I've never used KDP Print before, so it will be a learning experience. From reading other authors journey into KDP Print, it doesn't sound like it will be easy :(

- As mentioned in a previous post, recording begins this month for the audiobook of The Cosmic Parallel, book 8 of the Evaran Chronicles. Also discussed was what the lineup is for next year. So far I have this on the list for 2019:

--The second edition of The Awakening, book 1 of the Evaran Chronicles (note: I'll have to update ACX for both book 1 and the Box Set)
--The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles
--Book 10 of the Evaran Chronicles
--Freelancing, Earthborn prequel
--Earthborn, Book 1 of the Earthborn

That's it for now. I had a small lull and enjoyed the recent BookBub, but now it's back to writing, publishing, and marketing!


I know it's a small thing, and fleeting, but I always get a kick out of seeing the orange tag on Amazon for my genre.

On another note, I talked with Michael, and recording begins on The Cosmic Parallel, book 8 of the Evaran Chronicles, this month!


I hit 16k on The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles! I went back and added a scene, then redid three others. The new scene I added details Evaran and crew's night out at a restaurant prior to going to a summons, which does not go as planned.

The new scene I'm currently working on introduces the second traveling companion. This companion is probably the most alien of the companions to date, with maybe the exception of Draxus, the Draven Praetor, from The Human Factor, book 7 of the Evaran Chronicles.

Ok, back to my writing den!


Welcome to those who may be coming from BookBub! The Evaran Chronicles Box Set: Books 1-3 does have an audiobook although the Amazon page doesn't have the link. The audiobook links are at:

http://www.adairhart.com/Audiobook/BoxSet.aspx

To see all books in the Evaran Chronicles, you can visit:

http://www.adairhart.com/series/AllBooks.aspx

Below are the books in the Evaran Chronicles:

Book 1 - The Awakening
Book 2 - The Fredorian Destiny
Book 3 - The Purification
Book 4 - The Time Refugee
Book 5 - The Evaran Origin
Book 6 - The Shadow Connection
Book 7 - The Human Factor
Book 8 - The Cosmic Parallel

The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles, is currently being written.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Just a small update this time. I hit 13.5k on The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles. I took the last two days to get all the chronology lined up.

Although Dr. Snowden and Emily were abducted in The Awakening, book 1 of the Evaran Chronicles, on Feb 4, 2012, The Unification starts on Dec 8, 2012. Of course, the crew has spent more than ten months out and about, but to an observer in the time period they started in, only ten months have passed.

The first of the two traveling companions for this book is aboard the Torvatta and has settled in. They have made quite a few observations of Evaran, Dr. Snowden, Emily, and V, as well as the Torvatta.


Cosmology Tidbit

You may have seen the term "Arilian Power Rank", or APR, used throughout the series. The Evaran Origin, book 5 of the Evaran Chronicles, goes into some detail, but it doesn't fully cover it. It's a way of ranking relative strengths between characters. I thought I would post the heirarchy from my design document!

BEGIN

The Arillian Cosmic Heirarchy uses a scale of 1-100 to rank beings. This is known as an Arillian Power Rank (APR). The higher the number, the more powerful the being is. The ranks are as follows:

• API 100+ Arillians
• API 90-100 Eternals
• API 80-90 Celestials
• API 70-80 Ancients
• API 60-70 Elder Cosmic Beings
• API 50-60 Greater Cosmic Beings
• API 40-50 Intermediate Cosmic Beings
• API 30-40 Lesser Cosmic Beings
• API 20-30 Quasi Cosmic Being
• API 10-20 Ascended
• API 0-10 Mortals

END

If you may or may not recall, Evaran, when in the Cosmic Medium, the space between planes, has an APR of 94, even though he is a Celestial. It is higher due to being Ariilian-touched. Diaz, Evaran's friend, is 73, an Ancient, and the Hoxscarus are around mid twenties.

Plane denizens are 0-20, except for those Hoxscarus that should not be in the plane due to their APR. Technology can enhance mortals to ascended level as well (another topic and you see it more in robots/AI's). Evaran's plane form was 17, then 14 (Shakes fist at the Overlord), and now 18. In contrast, Lord Vygon is 14. Blake Brown is 12 while Dr. Snowden, and Emily started at 10 (peak mortal), then went to 13 thanks to Levaran, and now 11 (Emily is really feeling the loss!)

After the events of The Cosmic Parallel, Evaran is now 18. Caltorus was an example of the power of something that has an APR of 18. It's why sheer physicality in Caltorus's domain did not work.In The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles, they will meet a being with an APR of 19.

Another example of APR difference is when Evaran fights a Dominion champion in The Human Factor, book 7 of the Evaran Chronicles. The Champion is 12 (Peak Mortal + technology) versus Evaran at 14 the time. Emily called it early since she knew she could take the champion at that point :)

Nonetheless, I thought it might be interesting to post some information of this type from time to time. I have quite a few pages on the topic!


- I've hit 11k on The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles! I find it interesting that whle I plan everything out before writing, sometimes the story goes a slightly different way as I write. Part of that is because each scene in the outlining/planning phase is just a bullet point listing of what I plan to accomplish.

However, once I'm in there writing, the personalities sometimes change things, or an observation of the situation does. Nonetheless, the crew, including the additional traveling partner, are headed to the future. AD 514,723 to be exact.

- As you may or may not know, I've been catching up on the DC universe via the series of shows on the CW via Netflix. Out of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash is by far my favorite.

One of my favorite scenes is this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEbjq1Fop-o

Up to this point, Arrow and The Flash had met a few times and assisted each other. Arrow is a gritty and dark series, while The Flash is somewhat more light hearted in nature, although it gets darker a bit later on.

This scene stuck out to me because of how easily Flash resolved the situation just by being an option. Note that at 11 seconds in, the Flash music begins to play. The somewhat goofy Flash is dropped into a serious arrow situation: freeing the arrow team from the League of Assasins homebase.

It is a what-if scenario for me, I asked myself as I always do, what would Evaran do? V would perform resonnaisance, then the crew would probably sneak in with camouflage shielding, then repulse/stun everyone on the way out, with V handling isolated groups.

Fun thought experiments! Ok, back to writing!