WIP BLITZ: Tower of Gates Book 6

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  1. Paul Bellow

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    Talked to designer about cover...found a possible model...Will update once the cover is done...very broad strokes outline done...
     
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    Cover order placed. Model picked. Waiting on the proofs - Monday, hopefully.

    Woot!

    I'm excited about these next three covers.
     
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    If you ever need an overweight, middle-aged white guy to do model work for you, I offer very reasonable rates.
     
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    lol are you on the stock photograph website? that's where i found mine. not ready to spend big money on covers yet.
     
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    I tried to upload to the stock photography sites, but most of them had issues with full nudity. So...
     
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    The characters are moving to a different, more stable continent in this next trilogy, so I'm gonna need to do more maps soon too. I think I might do a detailed city map this time too. We shall see.
     
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    Broad strokes outline cleaned up and fleshed out a bit... added 4 chapters for 32 total in outline for this trilogy in the series...
     
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    Crank. It. Out. Good work!
     
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    Ad graphics. Will be writing this one as I edit ToG Book 3 (Hero) and let Roguelike sit for a while.

    Then I'll let ToG Book 4 (Spell) sit for a while as I edit Roguelike and write ToG Book 5 (Staff) or ToG Standalone 2 (Spider)...



    Spell-ad-1.jpg Spell-ad-2.jpg Spell-ad-3.jpg Spell-ad-4.jpg Spell-ad-5.jpg Spell-ad-6.jpg
     
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    Okay... the old book 3 is the new book 4. It'll be the start of the second trilogy in the series and tend to focus more on Sarah.

    I need to read this through again for continuity with book 1 and 2 changes then send it to the developmental editor.

    Then, after sending to the final editor for formatting, I'll publish this baby on June 15th - 30 days after book 3 drops and 15 days after Roguelike (first standalone/supplemental) drops...

    July through November will be one launch a month on the first of the month.

    In December / January, I'll go back to a book every 2 weeks to wrap up the first series of 12 + 3 standalones embedded within.

    There will be another standalone as a transition from series 1 and series 2... big plans.
     
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    I've got 90k of this one written. I need to add about 30k to 40k to the beginning after changes to the first three books. Looking forward to writing this bit, though.

    I'll be working on this as supplement book 1 (Brute) goes to editor...
     
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    Mapped out the chapters I'm adding due to changes in first three books + first supplement.

    90k words written. I'll probably add around 20k? Maybe less. We shall see.

    As I'm writing the new stuff, I'll be reading/editing the other chapters.

    I'll be raising the price at book 4 to $3.99, so it being longer is good.
     
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    Book six name changed. Outline finished. New cover will be made to fit the rest of the series. Have an idea for Sarah's new character.

    The previous 90k words was switched to book 5 (BOOST)...

    Starting to write this one while at the same time editing Roguelike...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Good luck.
     
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    Thanks.

    This is turning into a village builder - strategy war game type litrpg, fwiw.

    I'm having fun so far.
     
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    Roughest of drafts... Bit of Chapter One to show off new game mechanics. I'm still tweaking them a bit.

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    Awesome! Can't wait! I love Sarah. (This is Sarah, right?)
     
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    Yup. I probably shouldn't be dropping future books, but this is turning out fun. ;)

    How far in the series are you? Did you read book 3 yet? I'm working on fleshing out her character more in this book. Book 6 is Sarah's solo.

    I'm just waiting on the mobi from the formatter for book 4. I'll probably launch that this weekend or early next week.

    Thanks!
     
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    Yep, finished book 3 as soon as it came out. Looking forward to reading Josh's story :)
     
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