Hey everyone. I’m sorry to say that I’m not yet at 100% to posting and updating, but I did want to let everyone know I am still alive. On some months I had been busily working on costumes, so I could attend an anime convention. After that, I’ve picked at Rise of Heretics between odd bouts of depression. Not sure what’s going on with me, but if there is one thing I can promise, I’m not giving up on Fatesbane or Rise of Heretics.
I don’t remember if I have fully explained my intentions with the revision, but I’ll say it here one more time: I will be revising The Rise of Heretics and it will be posted here and on fictionpress as I go. The original version can still be purchased on Amazon, and when the revision is done, those who have purchased it will get a free download to get the new version.
I also decided to split the story into three books, so it will be a series. I’m currently at chapter 9 of predicted 10 or 11 chapters of book one, and my beta readers are still slowly going through the earlier chapters. I intend to post chapters 1 and 2 together for the debut, since they were originally chapter 1 of the original version. The rest will be weekly updates as soon as I finish with the revision of all of book 1.
Now, here is the ultimate plan when it’s all finished: All three books will be sold on Amazon and Barns and Noble’s Nook, and I am contemplating using lulu.com so people can request printed versions of the books. But the last thought will only happen if there are enough people demanding printed copies. I will set book 1 to be given away for free, but books 2 and 3 will have a price (I am only a substitute teacher- I don’t make much money, after all). As for those who already bought the book, yes, the free update will happen. What will happen is that ‘product’ that’s for sale now will become the ‘omnibus’ of all three books and I will raise the price to reflect that. So, if you buy the book now at its current price and can wait for the revision, you will get a discount on all three. ;)
As for the Fatesbane series, I will slowly add to book 4, but I can safely say it’s on hiatus until the Heretics series is done. Some part of me wants to start a revision on book 1 of Fatesbane, but I’ll wait and see how everything is when I get there. I would imagine everyone would rather see book 4 over a cleaned up and improved book 1.
Finally, I’m sure some people are wondering how well this revision is going. What changes will there be? Is it worth waiting for? Well, as you can see, there is a sample of the original first chapter posted on here. For now, and on this site only, I will release revised chapters 1 and 2 for your reading pleasure. Go compare the difference for yourself- and if you also would like to take the time to comment on your feelings of the revision differences, that would be great.
Just head on over to ‘The Rise of Heretics Series’ tab on the menu. It’s not a lot, but I hope this little bit makes up for the silence.
NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS – To view the stories, hover over ‘fanfiction’ or ‘originals’, then over the story you want to read. The chapters should appear beside the title. Each chapter has a link to the next one at the end and if you want to return to the homepage, simply click on the header picture. For any chapters that require a password, you can find the password in the title page of the story.