Category Archives: Writing Updates

The Legacy of Aris – Book 11 Manuscript is FINISHED!!!

The Legacy of Aris – Book 11 Manuscript is FINISHED!!!  And now, as before, the real work begins!  This book represents a shift from the original arc of Vanarra, Sanassa, and Theo to a whole new race and species.  While … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Aris approaching two-thirds done…

The Legacy of Aris is approaching two-thirds done!  This is book eleven for me, and this weekend was dedicated to going through a review of not only it, but Ascension, Resurrection, and even Incarnation!  One of my readers was kind … Continue reading

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The (not so) New Year, and where things stand…

The (not so) New Year, and where things stand…  First, Happy New Year!  I’m going to try to a little bit better about posting, but in all honesty, during the holidays and Christmas, there’s not much to report other than … Continue reading

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New Story, New Worlds, New Challenges!

New Story, New Worlds, New Challenges! After writing about Thurians, their struggles, and their world for nearly 10 years, it is a difficult task to start writing about a completely new set of characters on a different world with different … Continue reading

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NOW IN PAPERBACK: THE RESCUE!!!

NOW IN PAPERBACK:  THE RESCUE!!!  The first book of The Thurian Saga is now available in paperback!  When I started this little adventure in publishing not so long ago, I used a different firm than Amazon.  Their high prices to create … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: NEW BOOK RELEASE DATE IS HERE!!!

PUBLISHING DIARY: NEW BOOK RELEASE DATE IS HERE!!!  Resurrection: The Beyond Thuria Trilogy Book Two is now available!  The journey that started December 20th, 2016 has finally finished, and the next chapter of this now nine-book series is now available on … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: The last mile … and a half of the publishing marathon.

PUBLISHING DIARY:  The last mile … and a half of the publishing marathon.  As a random thing this morning, I looked up how long a marathon actually was, and wow – okay, for those of you who run those things, … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: An end, a middle, and a beginning!

PUBLISHING DIARY: An end, a middle, and a beginning!  The surprising non-linear way of writing a linear story can be a bit surprising.  For example, take this weekend.  Last week, the editors finished their work on Beyond: Conversion, and I made … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: What to do when you are waiting? WRITE!

PUBLISHING DIARY: What to do when you are waiting?  WRITE!  Yes!  New stories!  Actually one short story already posted to www.jamestoddlewis.com, updates to another, and yet another story on the way! Okay, so before I get to other details, let … Continue reading

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PUBLISHING DIARY: Conversations with an editor!

PUBLISHING DIARY:  Conversations with an editor!  As I was spending time today going through the various issues found by my editor in the first seven chapters of Beyond 2: Conversion, when I thought that others might wonder what this process is … Continue reading

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