Lots of planning has been going on since my last post and just within the passed few days. I opened my files again and saw the last opened date read "January," which was a bad sign. While I do planning on charts, graphs, and notebooks, the digital files are my main content. So it is my goal to try to set more time aside to open the main content more often.
That being said, I have been working on the cover for Dusty Rose and do intend on putting "Rise of Touniquet 2" or "Book Two of the Tourniquet Series," or a better name for the series overall to SPECIFICALLY indicate which book it is due to having prequels and midquels being published at the same time as the initial canonical first-book to direct-sequels. As several of you know, I don't particularly like multiverse concepts, at least before your main timeline has been produced, so I want to make my world as unique as possible in the main timeline. I may look into multiverse later as the series progresses.
Why is that important? Because, in my planning I have realized now my world-building elements and lore are outweighing the relevancy. Irrelevance kills novels and distracts audiences from the author's main point. I decided to take a step back and really analyze the contents pertaining to the long-term development and see when and where these events would occur throughout the timeline and what pros, cons, causes, and effects would take place.
It's really simple actually, just time-consuming. I do plan to work on my novels during the slower times at my jobs (I have their permission) and try to work on 5 novels simultaneously all occurring at different points on the timeline.
IN SIMPLE TERMS: I want the actual world of the book to seem like its own character to the point where mutliverse would be a bit unnecessary because all the unique features that create "other-worldly" concepts already exist in the book's main world.
Thanks for reading and will be working on it more soon!
Have a blessed day!
Daniel A. Dorn