SURPASSING 73,000!

The word count for Yscariot: Sphere of Light is now 73,137 before reaching the 23rd verse in the editing process. There are currently SEVEN verses left until the first editing process for Yscariot is complete.

Below is a preview of one of the later, and unreleased, verses featuring the sanctioned fight between Yscariot and the top bully in West Nazares High School, Dreas.

TRIVIA: The attack done by Yscariot to Dreas was a favorite move first demonstrated in Tekken 3 by the character, Hwoarang from around the time the move was inspired a year before the story’s conception.

Happy Easter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although the people of Yscariot’s world do not observe the same holidays and religions than those in the real world, it doesn’t stop them from sending you all special greetings to fit the occasion.

You can use them to greet your friends and family, and even if you don’t observe the days, you can share it for good fun!

Major THANK YOU, once again, to the illustrator, Gladys, who created the images for the occasion. In her country, the Philippines, Easter is observed as a major holiday.

~M~

ZETA Preview Removed!

For a long time, the ZETA preview served as a way to understand the Yscariot story and has finally been removed from the server. As the editing process moves forward into the 50% range, the question of publishing was mentioned and the issue of having most of the book available online meant that it may compromise the chances of being published.

After a few days of deliberation, the giant preview was removed from the online servers to help with the possibility of hopeful scouting.

~M~

Sphere of Light: Now Over 70,000 WORDS!

70,000 word count REACHED!
70,000 word count REACHED!

I am beginning to discover that editing is perhaps the hardest part of writing a book. The story is also looking more like a story. For that, I wouldn’t have to feel too embarrassed with my writing. The most awesome thing actually is reaching 70,000 words in the manuscript! That’s over four to five thousand words from its first completion!

Now on to Verse 14 out of 29 😀

~M~

Yscariot in ARABIC!?

It happened a few days ago.

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A friend from the neighborhood in Shanghai read some of Yscariot during the holidays and took it upon himself to translate Verse 0: Prologue (Earth) in Arabic! It was perhaps one of the greatest random acts of kindness for the upcoming epic. Yes, the English version is still under development, but it would be awesome to see an ALPHA written entirely in Arabic.

Special thanks to Nazar Q. for his efforts on this draft.

The Hunt is On… Chapter Two’s Title Reveal

After careful consideration, I have decided to seek literary agents to review my work in hopes that a publisher for Yscariot™: Sphere of Light can be found. Until then, the manuscript will still undergo editing for improvements and omitted information inclusion only.

Also, Yscariot™: Chapter Two is tentatively titled, “Heaven’s Calamity” and a girl with purple hair was revealed on the same day. No information on her to be released for now, but stay tuned for Sphere of Light‘s updates.

If you wish to preview the story, you may visit the STORY and DOWNLOAD tabs on the upper part of this webpage.

~M~

Happy Birthday, Marcus!

Happy Birthday, Marcus!

Today, my 33rd birthday!
Currently, I am in Shanghai taking a break from attending masters courses in Chinese History at my university. I’m slowly editing the current 1st novel and looking over the outline before I begin working on other pieces.

Celebrate today by sharing this post and getting the word out about my work!
Preview my story if you have not yet done so!
www.yscariot.com/downloads

Thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday!
~M~

The Gospel of Yscariot Turns Eighteen!

Upcoming character art for Yscariot 2, by Gladys Betiles
Upcoming character art for Yscariot 2, by Gladys Betiles

In celebration of the 18th anniversary of the conception of Yscariot, I am personally revealing the artwork of a character to appear and star in the second chapter in the Yscariot storyline.

She will appear as the antagonist in the second book. What her motives are as far as wanting to kill Yscariot will be a mystery, but until then, we will have to first find out what leads to these events after finishing the first chapter! Stay tuned and thank you for following! Don’t stop supporting my project!

~M~

New Character Added!

Maryam and Baby Yscariot in GA19. Art by Gladys Betiles July 2016
Maryam and Baby Yscariot in GA19. Art by Gladys Betiles July 2016

In appreciation for all that my mother, and grandmother especially, has done for me and my family, I dedicate this art, illustrated by fellow team member and artist, Gladys Betiles, to my mother. You can also spread the love, too! Whether it’s your mother’s birthday, Mother’s Day, or any day… send this image to your mother, or simply give her a hug.

I thank my mother for her support of my story! It is a long process, but I am getting there! To see the biography of Yscariot’s mother, Maryam, simply click here or visit the character glossary!

4090+ Zeta Preview Website Downloads!

Advertising the biggest preview to Yscariot: Sphere of Light was kind of slow with the big move to another city last year and the push to have the novel completed in early 2016. Other things like travel and writing breaks also prevented me from advertising. However, an attempt to advertise occurred for a 2-day only period, and about 1000 more downloads for the “Zeta Preview” of Yscariot™ were recorded through the website alone!

A major thank you to the people who took the time to visit the site and make 19/30 chapters a part of their digital library! If you haven’t yet done so, visit the DOWNLOADS page to get a free preview today!

~M~

Lights, on!