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!
Japanese artist, Fujii Manami, cross-collaborated with X’el Studios‘ Marcus Medina to bring her character “Oni” and the young hero, Yscariot, together in “Oni x Yscariot”, which resembles スーパーフラット or “Superflat”, a style of Japanese popular art. You can follow her on Instagram by clicking the picture or clicking here: https://www.instagram.com/_maamo_
Yes, I am almost finished with the great journey of completing my first novel, Yscariot™!
With over 58,000 words and 28 verses (chapters), I can say that I am now closer than ever to finishing this project. Of course, I have a lot of extra content that was omitted from the previews and some adjustments big and small to do, but the good thing is that it will be finished before it is to be edited.
In today’s first-ever UNLIMITED podcast airing. Friends of the author, Marcus Medina, talk about the history of Yscariot to the best of their ability. Marcus Medina uses his awesome memory to recall some events, and we get a deeper look at Charlie Harmony (the person who was the inspiration for the creation of Jon “Lionheart”).
So, I have done it. I have exceeded the word count necessary for my story to be considered a novel. Here is a leak of the next three verses of my story. I believe I have about 3 more verses to go before the end. Then I can go back and make “elemental” improvements and corrections in my own writing.
Sakura or 桜 is a flower that blooms from the ‘Prunus’ tree. It is best known in English as the “cherry blossom”. Sakura is also a popular Japanese name. It is the current trend of nature each Spring in different parts of Asia. If you are viewing Sakura at day, it is Hanami or 花見. Conversely, night viewing of Sakura is Yozakura, or 夜桜.
Anyways, the Zeta is coming with the final two free chapters! Be sure to be on the look out for that, which is coming this month!