I have gotten some inquiries on the progress I have had on certain projects (especially concerning my sequel, The Bleeding Crown) so I thought I would send out a quick update.
THE BLEEDING CROWN — At this time, I am almost a quarter to half way through the first draft. I spent a lot of time organizing, structuring the story line and developing the characters along with their backstories. My projected goal is to finish the draft around September or October.
On a side note, I have been kicking around the possibility of a third novel in Wyvernshield, making this a trilogy. I have some interesting paths I could go down, but I have not fully decided one way or another. And since I am not done with the second novel’s first draft, it is too early to start plotting out the third. One thing that is definitely making me hesitate is that I want the series to have a complete whole overall story and not two complete stories and one disjointed story thrown in the mix. If that makes any sense.
CONSEQUENCES WITHIN CHAOS AUDIO BOOK — A sad development here. My voice actress had too much on her plate at this time and just could not dedicate the necessary time to get this done within the time frame I was looking for. So… I have submitted a proposal on Audible.com and I am waiting on audition proposals. My goal was for the end of July, but with this delay I am not sure it will happen that soon. Audible states that once an actor has been chosen, it could be done in 3 to 8 weeks give or take the size of the novel. My book is estimated to be 11 hours recording. Keep your fingers crossed with me!
CONSEQUENCES WITHIN CHAOS COLLECTIBLES — I cannot yet go into too much detail on this, but I have made some inquiries, connections and working relations with several sources in an effort to create some character collectible items. A calendar set, magnetic bio cards, foil posters and a designer deck of poker cards may be on the horizon!
GOODREAD GIVEAWAY AND A GREAT INDIE BOOK CONTEST — I have been promoting the Goodreads Giveaway a lot, but I am also working out a big contest with at least one other independent author. More to come by July, but I am getting pretty excited about what we can offer and what I have in store for you guys!
A NEW HORROR BLOG SERIES — I am working on a new story line and series for you, my horror lovers! Inspiration struck and it won’t stop haunting me. And since I need blog ideas, I have decided to work this out through the blog like I did with In Four Days.
Plus I am still working on the horror novel with my father T.D. Barton; be on the lookout for sneak peek chapters of that as well.
IN FOUR DAYS AUDIO BOOK — In current talks with another voice actor for my novella.
As you can see, I am truly working hard this year! hahaha
Last note, as July is approaching I am astounded and thrilled to realize that this blog and website will be celebrating its ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! Thank you all for your continued support and helping me grow this dream each day!
Lots of things in the works and more to come — exciting times!
Talk again soon!
2 thoughts on “Upcoming Projects — Derek Barton – 2017”
We are ALL completely thrilled by the upcoming events and horizons of your work! Your work fulfills our need completely for the fresh and creativity it brings us, please fulfill us with more! and …YES we want collectibles! I cannot wait to read the Bleeding Crown and until I do, I will indeed be horrified and satiated by a similar novella like in N4Days!!, Bring it on Author Barton! We are READY!
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Thank you as always for being such an avid supporter and fan of my work! Your appreciation and anticipation is great motivator.