So THIS is what’s been going on…
Broken Seraph Book II is up! I’ll take a break before I dive into my next project (I have one particular in mind). I’ll use this pause to promote my current books and see where that takes me. Stick around; there will be significant art updates regarding Broken Seraph.
2020/ 07 – Fallen Angels?
I have finally finished the first draft for book 2 of the trilogy. (YAY!) Before I get into details about it, I’d like to tell you that I’m considering a few radical changes to the whole series. Starting with the title itself. Fallen Angels is a nice-sounding title, but it’s vastly overused. If you google it in amazon, you’ll get a zillion books with the exact same name. I believe a slightly more original aproach would be Broken Seraph. It’s just as strong and makes sense, since the main characters are Seraphs. I have to decide between using the word Seraph or Seraphs (plural).
Then there is a funny issue with one of the characters. I named her Micah, without too much inquiry because it sounded good in my ear as a female name. In my country, it’s a widespread short for Micaela. However, adding that “angelic” h at the end makes it a variation of Michael and an absolute MALE name. So yes, I screwed up. I have to find a replacement and change it in the already published book 1 since she is one of the main characters in book 2.
I’m redesigning the cover for a less childish look, with better wings and cleaner text.
So about book II: I must admit I got carried away. I had an avalanche of plot ideas that came crushing down the mountain of my bald head and couldn’t stop it on time. Now I have on the screen a 32.000-word book when the first was a little over 20.000.
I usually say bigger is better, but it only applies to boobies and account savings. An extremely long book can suffer from wordy sentences, and those must be avoided like the plague.
The good news is that it’s always easier to trim an overgrown bush than growing the missing parts.
Last but not least: Adverbs. Those sneaky fuckers have the nasty habit of ruining the best sentences. If only I could search every word ending with “-ly” and erase it… but alas. Hard work of sorting the good from the ugly awaits me. And even when you get the smelly ones quarantined, you have to search for proper idiomatic replacements.
Boromir says it best:
When I publish, I’ll update the covers on my main page. Don’t forget to check on a regular basis (I was gonna say regularly, but Boromir is staring at me). I’m preparing something special to celebrate Book 2 as soon as it’s up.