Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Five years ago, I bit off way more than I could chew by writing and publishing a novella that was intended to be part one of a multi-part series, at least a trilogy of books, featuring a guy sent to a fantasy world and having to go on an erotically charged adventure.
This was a doomed endeavor right from the start. For one thing, I am abysmal at long-form writing, be it full-sized books, or multi-part series. For another, the inherent premise of the concept required far more investment in the fantasy adventure aspect of the story than I had been prepared for. For yet another, this is one of those stories that I had to really struggle to make sure there was enough erotic content to even justify calling this an erotica in the first place.
Seven Stars: Book One is without a doubt one of the most infuriating projects I've ever actually written. Just writing the first book was a hair-ripping exercise in frustration, and when I finally finished it, I ended up slamming hard into the wall of writers block. It's taken me over a dozen failed re-starts over the course of five years to accept that there was no way I was going to be able to continue this story.
Still, I've always felt bad that I left you all hanging, especially for a story I kept ebook exclusive. So, in an effort to at least bring closure to the tale, I have finally managed to rewrite the story into a single, self-contained novella. I know it's not the "epic" adventure it was hyped up to be, but it does come to a solid conclusion. The first half of the story is largely the same as before, with the major edits leading to the conclusion starting around Chapter Eight.
Instead of releasing this as it's own separate book, I have changed the original Seven Stars entry on my Smashwords to this new version of the book: Sacred Stars. This way, if you already purchased the book, you can just go back and download the new version without having to pay again.
Click here for the download page.
For those who missed out on the story the first time, consider finally giving it a shot, now that the story is completed.