Author’s Note 006

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Hello, thanks for reading.

Book seven will continue as scheduled. No intermissions or interludes. Tune in next time for 007.001.

Before anything else, I’d just like to say thanks. Thanks to all my supporters on Patreon and PayPal.

Phew, that was a long one. Book six was the longest book yet in terms of chapter count. Word count was actually about on par with the other twenty-eight chapter books. That stems mostly from a few of the chapters winding up longer than I had intended. Like more than 7k words.  I wound up splitting a few of those chapters partially because of the time it took to write. The other part would be my personal belief that 3k-5k word chapters are ideal both for reading and writing.

Not a whole lot that I want or need to talk about regarding this book. I felt pretty good about writing it the entire way through. There were some vague allusions and comments with Wayne, Zoe, and Serena about their history with the Elysium Order. That will probably be how any of their pasts is revealed in the future, rather than a follow up to Wayne’s interlude in book five.

I have removed that note at the top of chapter 28. I figure that most of the people who saw the original version of chapter 27 will have already read 28 by now and I’d rather not confuse future readers. The comment on chapter 27 will still remain.

And that is one thing that I’d like to mention. It slipped my mind while writing that the teleport and the storage would be affected by the same wards. So thanks, hattrick21. Pointing things out like that helps quite a bit. I hope to not have any other issues, but I am merely human.

Now for some side notes:

Thank you to everyone who has donated through either Patreon or PayPal. I actually feel somewhat bad for saying thanks half way through the page. This message has been in the ‘side notes’ section since I started a Patreon and PayPal when it really should be up at the top. In fact, I’m going to go change it right now. This will stay here AND I’ll put a thank you up above. Of course, you probably already know unless you’ve been reading this bottom to top.

There. Fixed.

While I’m in a thankful mood, I’d also like to say thanks to everyone who comments on the chapters. I don’t always reply to every single comment. Sometimes I don’t know what to say or anything I had to say would just be spoilers. I do read them all. Even if I didn’t check the back end of WordPress several times a day, I get emails for them all. So really, I read the comments twice. At least.

And hey, you know what? All the people who don’t comment, thank you all as well!

Anyway, back to side notes:

I’d like again to point out that a good amount of referrals to this story come from Top Web Fiction. As such, I would appreciate any extra votes in my direction. It is a quick click once a week and helps a lot.

Halfway through this book, I started posting links to TWF in the comments on some chapters. I wound up doing it once a week for a few weeks. I’ll probably still do that, but more randomly. When I remember or something.

And, like I said in the previous notes, if you like another story more than mine, go vote for them. If their referrer list is anything similar to mine, they’ll appreciate it.

A few chapters ago, I mentioned in the comments that I was starting up a fanfic over on SpaceBattles. It’s a Star Wars: The Clone Wars and SW: The Old Republic crossover. Chapters are short, somewhere around only a thousand words. I’ve been working on it extremely casually, like one chapter a week, for a few months now and just decided to post it on a whim. Don’t know how long it is going to continue for, but thought I’d mention it anyway.

I should be working on extras or that other original fiction that I mentioned almost a year ago. But I’ve somewhat lost interest in that original fiction and extras… I’m just not entirely sure what to write about that would fit within a thousand words every so often.

Anyway, enough babbling. On to the trivia section! With actual bullet points this time instead of the little dashes.

  • Jordan was actually supposed to have become something of a more prominent character with this book. That mostly fell through due to focusing on Eva. Irene also had a minor focus, but barely saw Jordan during her parts.
  • Speaking of Irene, all that hard work and now the diablery club is likely going to be shut down thanks to instability with Hell. Maybe it will be something of a relief for her.
  • In the Author’s Notes for book 004, Eva complained a little about being sidelined in favor of Juliana and Shalise. Well, poor poor Juliana. She only had a third of a chapter where she was the point of view character. Shalise was stuck in Hell and the story took place outside of Hell for the most part. I’d say her revenge has been served.

-More reading recommendation:

This is actually going to be slightly different this time. I had another thing in mind, but decided to go with this because of something happening.

First, if you’re reading my story, I pretty much assume that you have read Worm. If you haven’t, the following might be less meaningful.

I don’t read a whole lot of fanfics. And that’s in spite of the fact that I’m writing one. But I have read a handful of wormfics. They’re easy to get into because I know the world and the characters; it doesn’t take much effort to start reading. They’re great for spare time. Some are good. Some are terrible.

Just about two weeks before writing this, an author, becuzitswrong, passed away. It was something of a gut punch to log into SpaceBattles and see his name up at the top with the word RIP right next to it as his stories were ones that I actually followed.

Anyway, I’m not much of a eugooglizer. So if people are interested, here you go. Obviously, they will never be finished. At least not by the original author.

Memories of Iron — Worm and Iron Man crossover. Taylor gets the complete memories of Tony Stark. Power armor ensues.

A Propensity for Wrath — Taylor imbues items with emotions. Feelings of love and protection can shield her from harm. Feelings of anger, on the other hand…

Railgun — Worm and RailDex crossover. Taylor is able to generate massive amounts of electricity to do all kinds of fun things.

A Touch of the Divine — Taylor becomes the avatar of some kind of god. With her semi-godhood, she gets all kinds of broken powers.

There are much better synopsis on each of the pages, but that should be enough to get started.

Book Six Stats:
Chapters: 32
Wordcount: 123,433 (according to WordPress’ built in word counter)
POV counts (max of one count per chapter):
Eva: 22
Irene: 7
Zoe: 5
Nel: 3
Shalise: 2
Arachne: 1
Des: 1
Martina: 1
Catherine: 1
Juliana: 1
Sister Cole: 1

That’s all, thanks for reading book six. I hope you enjoy book seven.

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8 responses to “Author’s Note 006

  • Zerberon

    “[don’t forget to tally this later]” seems like you did forget 😛 (the POV counts).

  • Sven

    It’s funny that you mention worm fanfic. I only recently got into reading it, though worm was the first web novel I’d ever read. If I may suggest two (though they’re probably already well known), Burn Up was an amazingly written, interesting read and The Techno Queen III had me laughing for quite a while.

    • TowerCurator

      I haven’t heard of Burn Up, but I did start the Techno Queen. It got a bit… ah… silly for me. I don’t think I finished it.

      • Sven

        Techno Queen was indeed very silly, though for me that was a plus. Still, the S9 part went way overboard, I think. Did you stop there?
        Burn up is one of the better insane/non-human POVs I’ve read which, given the popularity of that stuff in fantasy, is why I recommend it.
        Thanks for the recommendations, they were pretty good. It’s kind of odd how the death of someone I’d never even heard of has affected me now.

  • anon

    I just caught up, what’s your release rate? How much time does it take to write a book? Because I’m too bad for names, and can’t decide if I’ll follow or wait until the end of book 7.

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