Developmental Date Stamp Catalog Books 1 thru 3

Books 1 thru 3  Development Date Catalog

  1. Manuscript 1 – Mythia
    1. September 1995 to May 9, 1996 written in three notebooks, 18 chapters
      1. Third notebook is long lost in the piles of lost mail at the USPS Federal Way, WA or Massachusetts location Fall 2015
        1. Report was made in April 2016 by the Atlanta, GA location that came in the mail. Still no word of package as of January 21, 2022
    2. 2005 picked up where I left off to continue writing. Turned into 28 chapters total, 389 printed pages, 135,000+ word count
      1. 2014 decided to trunk it forever, save for the basic concept and a few chapters are planned to be in the third final book as of 2019
  2. Manuscript 2 – Soul’s Little Lie
    1. Draft 1 on March 31, 2009 to February 28, 2012 was written during an abusive marriage
    2. August 2014 by a ‘friend’ who knew an author encouraged me to send the manuscript off to RIP (Rebel Ink Press)
      1. October 4, 2014 my contract was signed
        1. Selling at least 50 copies in the first quarter, digital and paperback combined, made only $48
      2. December 5, 2015 I dropped the contract with RIP
        1. Word Count – 11/26/2017 – 104,993
    3. Draft 3 in 2018 made basic edits
      1. Word Count – 01/26/2018 – 103,298
    4. July 2018 Amanda and Joyce became my first beta readers
    5. Summer 2019 went through a printed edition with a pencil marking it up of dull areas and other edits
      1. Word Count – 07/18/2020 – 94,230
    6. Draft 3 continued with beta reader/editor Paul on Reddit started October 16, 2020 thru January 2021
      1. Book title change – Echoes of the Lost (Book 1)
        1. Word Count – 01/11/2021 – 136,662
          1. Combining a draft that I thought was going to be a book 3, but didn’t work out in the order of the story
            1. This ‘draft’ of Echoes of the Lost began November 2017 with a Word Count – 35,366
            2. Word Count – 02/26/2018 – 67,542
            3. Word Count – 02/26/2018 – 66,917
            4. Word Count – 07/09/2020 – 72,055
    7. Draft 4 edits January 1, 2021 thru April 11, 2021 – Act I – 8 chapters & Act III – 4 chapters fully rewritten
      1. Word Count – 04/07/2021 – 108,932
    8. Draft 4 further edits in copy edits by Bri from August 2021 thru November 29, 2021
    9. Draft 4 is going through by a new beta reader on Reddit, started on January 10, 2022
  3. Manuscript 3 – Whispers In The Hall (Book 2)
    1. Draft 1 on January 21, 2014, while I lived with my parents after the divorce
      1. Came back to this on September 28, 2016 to April 17, 2017 once I was comfortable enough to continue when I moved back to Washington state on September 28, 2015
        1. Word Count – 11/26/2017 – 69,244
    2. Draft 2 began April 7, 2018 to March 24, 2019
      1. Word Count – 04/05/2018 – 70,876
      2. Word Count – 03/24/2019 – 95,856
      3. Word Count – 01/11/2021 – 121,471
    3. Draft 3 began January 2, 2022 thru 
      1. New job applied for January 16, 2022
      2. Interview on January 17, 2022, got the job
        1. Working on Draft 3 (Book 2) Whispers In The Hall will continue when able on days off once my new job begins
  4. Manuscript 4 – Behind Cloaked Mirrors (Book 3)
    1. Outline began May 31, 2021 thru November 1, 2021 – chapters 1-13
      1. Parts 1-4 are the format I’m planning

Author: mythian101

Graduate of the Art Instruction School from 2000-2002. Concept artist and writer.

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