So, for those of you that pay close attention, yes- this project is still very much alive! I know it's been a while since I've updated, let me get you up to speed.
First off, the reason things slowed down is because I ran off and played baseball all last year. Okay, I didn't "play" but it was about as close as you could get. Amazing experience that will eventually be developed into another book- a nice little "tell all" of the inner workings of Major League Baseball. However, with that going on, I didn't have much time on my hands to push forward with this book. Rest assured, that may have been the best thing because the story has grown tremendously in my mind and I feel has gotten A LOT better.
There is now an official title- The Final Book will be name of the series and the first installment will be Gods. The series will without a doubt be at least a trilogy, with the ability for spin-offs or a continuation should I not get sick of this world. I have a pretty solid outline for all three books, though I expect it to change as the story develops (just how that works).
I am currently 24 chapters into the first book, the remaining portion is "act 3" where things come to a pretty epic head and a lot is revealed for the following books. I've halted forward progress on the book and have returned to the beginning for an extensive rewrite / review. Once I get caught up, it should make the final draft a breeze.
To keep from going insane from looking at white word processing screen all day, I've also begun development on a website for the book. The website will be an extension of the series and an additional "experience" to go along with the books. The website will be very rich with content and provide a lot background or side stories not in the books. To be honest, it's pretty large undertaking and has taken a lot more time than I anticipated. However, I think it will be really cool once it's done and be a very unique experience for the reader / fan. The site will also be highly visual and I hope to incorporate some fan art- I think that'd be a fun way to show appreciation and get people involved in the world.
So, that's the update since we last talked. 12 chapter deeper with a strong, workable draft so far. There is an official title- The Final Book: Gods. And, a website in the works to be released when the first book drops.
Speaking of drops… I'm not prepared to give a release date yet. You'll just have to hang in there… Expect more regular progress updates and teasers though.