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June 13, 2013


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SPIKE updates

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 13, 2013, 8:40 AM

Just thought I'd share with you guys some updates on the progress of finishing my "SPIKE" novel.
A lot of people have asked me how it's going, when it will be published and stuff. I really appreciate getting asked these things because it shows that people are actually interested in my writings, and that it just such a great feeling :aww:
I've got two news for you guys today though: one bad news and one good news. Let's start with the bad news.
I haven't finished writing SPIKE yet.
And I honestly don't know when it will be finished - which oddly enough brings us to the good news:
I've made a new, major decision in the SPIKE story that I think a lot of you will be happy to hear. As usual I don't want to spoil too much, but there is a part in the story where Spike and Sam are separated from each other for quite a long while. At first I was planning on only writing from Spike's point of view, like, what he's experiencing during this separation period. I figured that since he's the main character, the readers should only get to know what Spike knows, hence Sam would be out of the picture. But I've now made the decision that I've been wanting to make for a really long time now: I'm gonna include Sam's side of the story as well. After all, I don't have just one main character in my story. The plan was actually to have two main characters all along, I've just forgotten to include Sam, it seems, because I had more fun writing about Spike. Still, Sam was always meant to be the second main character who, although he isn't the title-character, is equally important.
Anyhow, I think this decision is going to help me finish writing this novel much faster :)
So that's the good news.
It'll be easier to find the motivation/inspiration to just sit down and write now. I've got many other things to keep myself busy with, like real life commissions and other projects, but at least now I'm more eager to start writing again :D
I'll be working on some more chapters today, that's for sure ;)

Thank you guys so much for the patience! I'm sorry to keep you waiting so long for SPIKE to be finished, but I think it's all gonna be worth it when I'm done :)
Also, when the story is 100% complete, edited and all, I'm going to go for self publishing instead of traditional publishing. Self publishing is way faster, and I feel that I've made you guys wait long enough as it is ^^;
Plus, with self publishing, I can sell and ship the book to you no matter where in the world you live! :D So that's a big plus. I promised you guys I'd let you read it one way or another when it's done, and that's a promise I intend to keep :hug:

Thanks for reading SPIKE so far! Seriously, this novel would just have been scrapped if it wasn't for all the lovely feedback and support I've gotten from you guys. :heart:

so, stay awesome! :#1:
and I'll keep you updated :)

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flowtek Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  New member
Love this book, Love Sam, and Love you <3
Malicesu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your novel. I can very much relate to Spike's feelings of himself.
KanzenCM Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS sam is my fav charac on the book! Im dying to read it, so good youŽll be able to send it all part of the world!
InAnOrdinaryWay Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you're going to self publish you might wanna try selling the novel as a PDF download or e-book, it will save you a fortune on printing and shipping costs. plus people are used to reading the chapters on a screen anyway. either way can't wait for it to be published and I'll definitely buy a copy :eager:
Rhyolite-Hornfells Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
eeep!!!!!!! yay!!! thank youuuu! <3 
Themaon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
How can I buy a copy when it comes out? Are you going to put up a post about it?
Oh, I'm so excited... I will buy a copy as soon as it comes out!!!
Jayendor Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
HOORAY!!! Thanks for the update (Although I know I'm a bit late on this by now) but I've literally been waiting for the Spike novel since the beginning and kind of quietly anticipating it's release so the minute you get it all finished for publishing and you're satisfied, TELL US AND I WILL PURCHASE IT. Yours is the only in-the-making novel that's ever interested me so much that I semi-stalk the author's site on a regular basis :P It's such a good story and I believe in you! It will be great and don't stress about making it perfect for your audience, just write what you wanna write and I for one will definitely want to buy it & read it :) good luck with the writing! I know how hard it can be!
Zarrah04 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Just glad it is not dead <3 Make this an epic tale.
SirTrot-Alot Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
when its finished, ill definitely buy a copy if for sell
Toomuchjuice Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i literally squeaked when i saw this update. :D thank you Oomi!
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