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  • Writer's pictureCaleb Teal

Avala: Spirits of the Mindscapes: Update 01 - Publishing Process Started

After a year long break I have finally began the process of publishing my first book, Avala: Spirits of the Mindscapes: Book 1: Hope. Today I want to talk about the process I used to write the book.

Avala Spirits of the Mindscapes: Book 1: Hope was written without forethought and without planning. So often in the past, my projects were ground to a halt because my attempts to plan conflicted with where the story felt it was going. Thus with this book I decided to let the pen (or in this case the keyboard) guide my work.

At first I didn't even know what the story was about. I simply sat down, and began to write. The writing was coming faster and faster, and a full in depth story was emerging. Over the years of writing, reading, and ingesting stories, I had gotten so good at detecting foreshadowing that I was able to pick up on the foreshadowing I was writing, and use that later on.

After about a month and a half I had finished the first book. It was one of my greatest achievements; actually finishing a book. I became obsessed with the story, and decided I would write a whole series for it.

As I worked on getting enough money to publish through FriesenPress, I began to attempt to write book 2. This time I was going to plan it out ahead of time. Just like in the past, that didn't work out well at all. Around the same time my Kickstarter for my Book failed due to lack of visibility. I began feeling depressed and lost faith in my abilities.

Around the autumn months of 2018 I decided to pick up writing again. I picked up where I left off with the Avala story, and I began writing book 2, using the same method as Book 1. It came like a dream, flowing out of me, and becoming just as amazing story. I began writing more and more, and as my writing sped up, I began completing books faster and faster. In a two month time I had completed enough for three books.

This led to me reattempting to get the money to publish my first book. By the month of April I had enough money to begin the process. Soon my first book will be published, and I will have plenty of books to keep publishing after that.

After writing four books worth of material, in addition to the first book, I decided to take a break. It was then that I began work the Legacy of the Firstborne Empire game. However currently that project is on hold as I work on a project that has been my life long dream since I was twelve years old. I will talk a little about that project in two weeks time.

Tune in next week to hear more about the Legacy of the Firstborne Empire game. Tune in two weeks from now to get more updates of the Avala Book, and hear the information I'm willing to share about my current project. Until next time...

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