Nowadays, it is more than necessary. When you like to write things for people to read (and hope to make a living off it someday), this becomes doubly true.
Me, I hoped to skip it. I was late to Facebook. I was late to Twitter. And holy hell, am I ever late to Blogging. No matter. Life is about change, and I am making one right now. I will be spewing my thoughts here, and whoever finds them interesting is more than welcome. As is everyone else, for that matter.
In case it wasn’t apparent, I am a writer. Perhaps you’ve read me, in which case you have my eternal thanks. If the far more likely case that you haven’t, I wish you the warmest welcome one can put into words. Time is scarce, and every moment used up on me is a moment not used on someone else. That is no small thing.
But enough about that. As of this moment, I have but a single published book (which you can find here: Risen), but that is about to change. The other one is way overdue, though. Personal life disintegrating and all that uninteresting stuff. But who wants to read about that? I most certainly don’t.
Anyway, Ascent: Second Book of the Nameless Chronicle will be big. And by big, I mean novel-sized. While Risen was a novella of some 28.5k words, Ascent is currently sitting at 50k. I will be happy if I somehow manage to finish it without breaking seventy thousand. And that, I hope, is a good thing. It will allow for a more complex story with a larger cast. And more goons for our Nameless friend to beat up.
Speaking of beating up, there will be a whole lot of it. Thinking back, perhaps I’ve went too far. But structurally speaking, I see no way of avoiding those fights without hurting plot causality. When faced with a choice, I’d rather have a book with excessive violence that leads to logical outcomes than a censored mess. If you’re reading me, you probably won’t mind anyway.
A lot of it I absolutely love. Some parts I am still working over and might never be pleased with. The story itself will come with some major reveals. While Risen was about getting the reader interested in the Nameless (Or just Nameless if you like; I prefer to think about it as a title, but I guess it can also double as a name), Ascent will expand the world and start an overarching storyline. The direction everything is about to take might not be to everyone’s liking, but I certainly hope it will appeal to more than it will turn away.
That is about it for now. I will try to update weekly, unless I really don’t have anything to say. Which isn’t likely. I am a real blabbermouth.
Take care, my friends.
M. T. Miller