Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Prelude to Ascension Sequel Status

I’ve received several questions about the status of the sequel to Prelude to Ascension. It’s moving along well. My original goal had been to release in 2020, but I’m now aiming for 2021. Amazing, how fast the time has gone.

I appreciate everyone’s interest and patience. I’m doing my very best to make the story everything it can be. On that front, I’m very pleased. I’m also extremely grateful for the many kind words I continue to receive from readers. They compel me to work all that much harder.

I’ve settled on a final title for the book. I can’t disclose it at the moment, since it may give away too much about where the story is going. I’ve also sketched some initial ideas for the cover. Simple, but fitting.

For anyone interested, having a software development background, I use Jira, by Atlassian, to project-manage my writing. For those who are familiar – especially with Agile Methodologies – I’ve broken the book into eight Epics. At the moment, there are 69 remaining open stories, tasks, and yes, bugs, across them. In Scrum terminology, which is the flavor of Agile I’m using, you can think of stories simply as open items – it’s not as bad as it sounds, it only happens to be a keyword in the Scrum framework.

The numbers don’t tell the whole story, but they do provide some insight as to how things are going. I’ll try not to wait as long to give the next update.

Very best,