I’m a young writer, and I’ll admit I bit off more than I could chew by diving headfirst into self-publishing. When all those advice blogs tell you to write a few books first before you self-publish — or even go at it the traditional way — I figured I was good enough to beat the odds. And hell, Dominant Race was only a novella. But honestly? I hadn’t learned enough about how to properly tell a story. I don’t think I’ll ever stop learning how to improve my craft, but I can realize when I need to rethink my strategy.
In other words: I’m tired of the Modified Trilogy. Dominant Race needs a massive rewrite that, while everyone thinks I have a great premise (and y’all have been awesome for supporting me regardless), will greatly improve its attractiveness. As such, New Fate is on hold until I can get that done. There’s a difference between needing to force your way through something and losing all passion for it entirely. So for now, I’m going to work on Elves of Cenaire — finally. It was my original baby, and I’m missing it a lot.
I’ve been working on the Modified Trilogy for almost three years now. When it’s not working, it’s just not working. So I’ll slowly but surely work at Dominant Race and its sequel, but until I feel it’s really ready to be mentioned again, I’m taking it down from my sidebar and main menu. It’ll still be for sale on Amazon though, but I won’t be actively promoting it for a while. I’m really sorry to anyone who wanted to see the sequel, but know that you’ll be getting even better material.
Honestly? I’m learning a lot through this. It all goes back to learning when to bend with the situation. Instead of breaking myself in the process of trying to force things to go exactly how I expected them to, I’m just going with what feels right.
In the meantime, I also plan on producing more short stories. Creating and publishing Pathos has been good fun and a welcome reprieve.