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Wednesday Update Time!

- I hit 64.5k on The Portal Effect, book 10 of the Evaran Chronicles. I would have been further, but I had to verify some aspects from previous stories. When you get Pozarra, Max, Sandas, and Evaran and the gang together, things get interesting!

One of the fun aspects about being in the Fredoria region is Jake getting to know more about things he only heard about growing up with Jells. Meeting Pozarra, Max, and Sandas was a highlight for Jake. He also knows of Killikin, a rough place that is featured in the Earthborn series.

- August 4th is the official edit date for Rogue, book 4 of the Earthborn, so roughly about two weeks away. I finished my third Microsoft Word pass, and am now on the fourth pass. One of the great aspects of working with a new editor is updating my author voice, which I have, and incorporated that into Rogue. The Unification also saw it as well.

- I have reviewed 16/32 audio chapters for the audiobook of The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles. That's halfway through, and I plan to be done with it by next week. Everything is smooth sailing so far, and Michael mentioned that there were a lot of voices in this one relative to other books in the series. It's fun to hear sassy Kess and eager Dr. Bryson mingle with the gang.

- I plan to make a box set for Books 6-9 of the Evaran Chronicles. The cover will be similar to the first two box sets, but with a different color. It still surprises me that there is an audience for just box sets after the first one, but there is.

That's it for now. Onward and forward!


Sunday Update Time!

- I hit 62k on The Portal Effect, book 10 of the Evaran Chronicles. I'm enjoying writing an alternate timeline Sandas and the group's interaction with him. I'll need to do chronology in the next pass.

I did tweak the main plot slightly to adhere to the Evaranverse rules.I think the new change fits well, and for those who have read The Human Factor, book 7 of the Evaran Chronicles, you'll understand why I made the slight change when you read it!

Snippet:

Evaran bowed as Sandas stood next to the robot. “It is good to see you Sandas, in any timeline.”
“You know my name,” said Sandas. He waved his weapon around. “If deception is in your eyes, I can be quite dangerous!”
Emily giggled.

- I finished the second Microsoft Word pass of Rogue, book 4 of the Earthborn. That was the last heavy pass, and now my focus will turn to the lighter passes that look for patterns, redundancies, and the like. I have about two to three weeks before it goes to my editor, so it should be in top shape by then!

- I have reviewed 10/32 audio chapters for The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles. It's such a joy to kick back and listen to it. Listening to the book in audio format pointed out several minor errors in the manuscript. MIchael fixed them in the audio, and I did the same for the manuscript.

Once I'm done with the full review, I'll update the eBook on all retailers. As an example of an error, I have Br. Bryson in the manuscript, instead of Dr. Bryson, but Michael spoke Dr. Bryson correctly beacuse he's good like that.

- I've received the final PDF's for The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles, and Rimworlds, book 3 of the Earthborn. I'll begin working on getting the KDP Print process going next week .

It's hot out here in midwest! I hope you're enjoying your weekend!


Wednesday Update Time! Quite a few things going on.

- I hit 59k on The Portal Effect, book 10 of the Evaran Chronicles. The group has had time to rest and relax and take a breather from the time travel chaos up to that point.

Their next goal is simple: find Sandas in an alternate timeline. The downside is Sandas has never met Evaran and the gang in the alternate timeline. This will be the first crossover mention of a location from the Earthborn into the Evaran Chronicles.

The cover is done and I will add an official page for The Portal Effect once the blurb is ready and edited!

- I finished 22/25 chapters of the second Microsoft Word pass of Rogue, Book 4 of the Earthborn. Everything is solid to this point, and I'm on track to finish this pass by the weekend. The third pass will focus on some redundant words/phrases I've seen across chapters.

- I've reviewed 4/32 audio chapters for The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles! MIchael has uploaded all the audio files to ACX for review and I'm making my way through them now. Everything sounds great so far, and I love the voicing on the killer clown!

- Yesterday, I crossed the 3000 units sold mark for audiobooks. If you had told me when I started that I would cross that threshold, I would have had a good laugh. Nonetheless, audio continues to grow, and I can't wait to get the Earthborn series going with it.

- I have an Ereader News Today (ENT) promotion on The Evaran Chronicles Box Set: Books 1-3 tomorrow, and then on Friday, an international Bookbub. I'm eager to see how the international Bookbub does as this will be my first one by itself. I usually get the US and international one together.

I hope you're week is going well so far!


I got the cover for The Portal Effect, Book 10 of the Evaran Chronicles! It shows the Torvatta approaching a land ribbon with portals that is common in a junction dimension. I've also updated my upcoming page on my website:

http://www.adairhart.com/Upcoming.aspx


Sunday Update Time!

- I hit 56k on The Portal Effect, book 10 of the Evaran Chronicles. The chapter I'm working is much calmer, and allows for the group to talk amongst themselves. Tom has finished the cover and is doing the final touches on it, so I'm hoping to reveal it here shortly!

- I've finished 19/25 chapters of the second Microsoft Word pass on Rogue, book 4 of the Earthborn. I plan to be done by next Saturday, July 13, with this pass. That will give me a few weeks to put the final polishing on the manuscript before it goes to my editor.

- My interior formatter is moving fast, and I'll begin the paperback publishing process this coming week. I used to go through CreateSpace which made it easy to do, but they closed and now I have to use KDP print which is a nightmare. I have thought about looking at Ingram Spark, but more research is needed there.

- I approved the first fifteen minutes on the audiobook for The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles. This means that Michael can now upload the single chapter files in the ACX project. As soon as they come in, I'll be on them!

- I watched "The OA" on Netflix a while back. It was one of those series I saw, but never checked out. I was surprised when I did though. It is a parallel timeline series, and oddly enough, had its own version of a junction dimension. I would have never guessed that was what the series was about based on Netflix's image and description. Nonetheless, I liked it, but to be fair, anything involving parallel timelines and dimensions I'll probably like. :P

https://www.netflix.com/title/80044950


- The PDF for The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles, is almost done. In the meantime, I filled out the rest of the paperback cover. Once I have that, I begin the KDP print dance!


Friday Update Time!

- I hit 53k on The Portal Effect, book 10 of the Evaran Chronicles. I took some time to catch the chronology up, but also reordered the scenes and chapters. One of the things I love about Scrivener as a writing tool is it is easy to do that.

As there is a main plot along with four sub plots all running together, I made it a bit clearer as to what's going on. I'm just past the midpoint, and the subplots have joined into the main one. I'm currently working on a chapter where Evaran brings everyone up to speed in terms of the situation using cosmological and time travel knowledge. Those tend to be my favorite type of chapters outside of ancient beings/groups meeting each other.

The cover is making good progress and looking good. I hope to show it here soon!

- I've finished chapters 17/25 of my second Microsoft Word pass of Rogue, book 4 of the Earthborn. Eight more to go!

- I've contacted my interior formatter, Ampersand Interiors, to do the PDF for The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles, and Rimworlds, book 3 of the Earthborn. This will allow me to do the paperbacks for them. I'll need to have Tom tweak the Rogue cover some to support the paperback version when I get there.

You may notice I don't put too much focus on paperbacks overall since my audience tends to be digital and audio. I still do paperbacks though because it's cool to hold it in your hands and someday I may do signed copies!

- Stranger Things, season 3, released on July 4! I binge watched it and liked it overall. Then again, I am a sucker for eighties nostalgia, melting flesh dimensional beings, and underground bases.

As always, I ask myself,"What would Evaran Do?". He would close the breach for one thing! If this were the Evaranverse, the mindflayer would be an Outsider, and El (girl in the center in pic) would be a Wildborn, two types in the Evaranverse who do not normally get along. I won't spoil the ending, but it is sad. On the plus side, Winona Ryder is awesome as Joyce!

https://www.netflix.com/title/80057281

I hope you had a great fourth! The weekend is upon us!


Some Tuesday Updates!

- I received the pronunciation guide back from Michael for The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles! As always, it sounded great. As of this morning, the ACX project is live and updated with the cover and manuscript. The audiobook for The Unification is now officially in development!

- The cover for The Portal Effect, book 10 of the Evaran Chronicles, is looking great so far! I love showing the odd and exotic places the Torvatta can go to.

- I'm at 48k on The Portal Effect, book 10 of the Evaran Chronicles. I caught up the chronology and cleaned up a few things. I enjoyed covering the concept of an information loop. In this case, hearing a recording in the future, then replaying it in the past, when it has never been uttered by the person in question.

- I finished reviewing/cleaning chapter 14 of 25 on Rogue, book 4 of the Earthborn. I'm chugging along and enjoy tweaking/cleaning up the chapters. Rogue dives heavy into the ice world prison Tokara and Xibian merc culture. The Android Resistance and it's politics/structure are also involved with in more detail.

- I'm part of a promotion starting today on StoryOrigin, called "Edge of Tomorrow". I have the Arrival, The Evaran Chronicle prequel, in it. Check it out if you're interested!

https://storyoriginapp.com/to/b4mRCPy

I hope your week is going well!


I sent off my cover brief for The Portal Effect, book 10 of the Evaran Chronicles, this morning! I tweaked a few things after sending it, but overall, it is really cool looking.

I also got fired up last night and tacked on another 3.5k to hit 47k in the manuscript! It was one of those "In the zone" writing moments where everything fell away as the story came together. Evaran is playing 4D time travel chess while his opponent is playing checkers!

Side Note: The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles, is finally live on Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Adair_Hart_The_Unification?id=cGWfDwAAQBAJ&hl=en_US


Sunday Update Time!

- I hit 43.5k on The Portal Effect, book 10 of the Evaran Chronicles. I'm in the thick of writing the midpoint, and about halfway through that. Several time travel twists are involved, and I've had to step back and ensure that all the rules being utilized still fall within the setting.

Nonetheless, It's been fun to write so far! The PSD pattern builder sure has a work out, and quite a few names are mentioned from the past.

- I finished 13/25 chapters for the second Microsoft Word pass of Rogue, book 4 of the Earthborn. I did get a commitment for early to mid August for the edit date, so I have a month or so to go.

To that end, I plan to be done with this pass on July 13 instead of July 6. That'll give me a few weeks to do the other passes and make sure it's in the best shape possible before going to my editor.

- I haven't received the pronunciation guide yet for The Unification, book 9 of the Evaran Chronicles, but it has only been two days. I'm still hoping to get this going next week!

I hope you're enjoying the weekend. It's been nice and sunny over here, not to mention hot! Ok, back to the writing den with me!