State of the Author - 07/05/2022

Quick explanation of and update on all my writing projects.
Empire of the Covenant: High Fantasy, following a young heiress going through Courtship Rituals that sees the most powerful mages of the empire vie for her hand, as she hopes to use the occasion to find allies to protect her against the Dark Lord who wants to kill her.  
  • Book: Book 1 finished and I've started agent submission in February. I've also plotted the next books in the series.
  • Worldbuilding: most of it for book 1-3 written in December.
  • To learn more: Empire of the Covenant

  • The Magical University of Lille: High Fantasy set in an alternative 1845 France, following a lecturer attempting to teach and protect the Chosen One from the king and the Dark Lord while fighting academic politics to get funding and a promotion.  
  • Book: Draft 1 and Revision Round 1 done. I'm hoping to do the next round of revision soon so that I can share the book with beta readers this year.
  • Worldbuilding: only introduction written.
  • To learn more: The Magical University of Lille

  • Portal to Sérannie: Portal Fantasy set in a Roman-style world, following a young woman who was called there to help them defeat their Dark Lord but who was forced back into our world afterwards. She is determined to go back, regardless of the cost.  
  • Book: Draft 1 done, Revision Round 1 plotted and started. I'm hoping to get the book ready for beta readers before the end of the year.
  • Worldbuilding: almost all written earlier this year, but I'm keeping most of the characters private for now because of spoilers.
  • To learn more: Portal to Sérannie

  • Engineering Corps: Science Fantasy set in an alternative 1845 France, following the new leader of the engineering corps after most of the officers were killed, showing her dealing with new recruits, engineering science, royal politics, and, of course, war.  
  • Book: Draft 1 written last November. Round 1 of Revision tentatively planned for next November.
  • Worldbuilding: all for book 1 written last year, with only some character articles left private because of spoilers.
  • To learn more: The Engineering Corps

  • Brûme: Science Fantasy set in contemporary France as an apocalypse kills 90% of the population, makes technologies stop working, gives people strange power, and unleashes cosmic horrors.  
  • Book: 25% of the Draft 1 written, but I got blocked because of a plotting problem.
  • Worldbuilding: nothing written yet.
  • To learn more: Brume

  • Rome and the Sassanid Empire: High Fantasy set in an alternative 4th century Roman Empire, following the emperor's estranged daughter who is forced to go back to Rome to avoid the Sassanid king's attention.  
  • Book: novel fully plotted.
  • Worldbuilding: writing tentatively planned for July.
  • To learn more: Rome and the Sassanids

  • Academia Romance: Contemporary Romance set in St Andrews University, following a researcher trying to get funding despite the lack of collaborative spirits among her colleagues.  
  • Book: still working on a plot problem before the writing can start.
  • Worldbuilding: writing started but not published yet.
  • To learn more: Academia Romance

  • Soul Jars: High Fantasy, following a young woman who died millennia ago but whose mausoleum was desecrated and soul jar stolen to animate an automated body and force her to assassinate an enemy.  
  • Book: new novella project, nothing plotted yet.
  • Worldbuilding: introduction and main character article written.
  • To learn more: Soul Jars

  • Challenges of Magical University Life: Slice-of-Life Science Fantasy set in a secondary world, following a student going through classes and trying to avoid students' drama.  
  • Book: new novel project, nothing plotted yet.
  • Worldbuilding: introduction and first articles published. This is my current focus until July.
  • To learn more: Challenges of Magical University Life

  • Magical Maths: Science Fantasy set in a secondary world, following a mathematician with chronic pain who is getting involved in court politics after catching the king's attention.  
  • Book: new novel project, nothing plotted yet.
  • Worldbuilding: writing started.
  • To learn more: Magical Maths

  • Comments

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    8 May, 2022 13:13

    That are a lot of projects! Good luck with finding a publisher for your first novel! :)

    Check out my world World Behind the Veil!
    Eternal Sage AmélieIS
    Amélie I. S. Debruyne
    8 May, 2022 16:37

    Thank you :D

    To see what I am up to, my latest article is a choose-your-own-adventure story featuring a job interview to become one of the Dark Lord's evil minions :D
    9 May, 2022 01:07

    These are quite a few projects indeed! I wish you all the best of luck. Very imaginative ideas, and I'm looking forward to watching them grow into fully fledged books! :)

    *TimeBender*
    Eternal Sage AmélieIS
    Amélie I. S. Debruyne
    9 May, 2022 07:01

    Thank you :D

    To see what I am up to, my latest article is a choose-your-own-adventure story featuring a job interview to become one of the Dark Lord's evil minions :D
    10 May, 2022 22:57

    That's a lot of projects there! I really sympathize with that, I have so many stories. I look forward to reading other articles you publish and hope you are successful in finding an agent!

    Lilliana Casper   I don't comment much, but I love reading your articles! Come check out my world, Jerde.
    Eternal Sage AmélieIS
    Amélie I. S. Debruyne
    11 May, 2022 06:59

    Thanks :D Yes, it's really easy to keep starting new projects :p

    To see what I am up to, my latest article is a choose-your-own-adventure story featuring a job interview to become one of the Dark Lord's evil minions :D
    11 May, 2022 23:47

    I'm excited to see all of these projects grow! <3

    Eternal Sage AmélieIS
    Amélie I. S. Debruyne
    12 May, 2022 19:32

    Thanks :D

    To see what I am up to, my latest article is a choose-your-own-adventure story featuring a job interview to become one of the Dark Lord's evil minions :D
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