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Return from a Season Hiatus

Very little activity was done during the Winter and Spring  seasons in terms of editing. With several changes happening in Korea, returning to the USA to visit family and friends, and recharging that motivation to get back into writing, it was only a matter of time that I would get back to the story.

While on that break, I was able to come up with ways to strengthen my story and a new idea for another story was born! I will reveal it sometime soon as it was only conceived while on a trip to Shenyang-Beijing (China). To add, I was accepted into Shanghai University’s Master’s Program. Yes, I need a break from traditional work so that I can focus more on myself and my own personal goals. Yscariot being one of them.

Here is an update on Yscariot™: Sphere of Light (novel manuscript):
Rough Draft
Courier New, 12pt, Double Spaced
311 Pages (17 edited)
65181 words
30+ Promises to buy (though I haven’t campaigned much, I hope others will bring more people in).

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One Hundred Promises, One Limited Release

A limited First Edition (completed First Draft) of my first Heroic-Fantasy novel, Yscariot: Sphere of Light will be released on the basis that One Hundred (100) “Promises to Contribute” have been made by the end of the month. These “Promises” are made by contributors, supporters, and readers in the form of family and friends in order to expedite the process of getting the story out there. Promises means that you WILL contribute the given amount

However, anyone can contribute and have a piece of history! (Hey, the first releases of Harry Potter books are worth thousands of dollars a piece now!) In order to make a promise to contribute, please send a message directly to my (the author) E-mail address. Details of the book and promotion are as follows:

  • $25 donation per book.
  • Immortalized names as contributor to Team X’el‘s Hall of Heroes.
  • Complete original story include with improved full-text format.
  • Contributors will be credited in the book.
  • $50 donation per book will include a special item.
  • (more info to come)

Please note: There will NOT be a “Kickstarter” or other funding site available for the time being (I no longer have an American checking account, nor can I afford to pay any extra fees for the sake of shipping and handling).

Looking back…

Recently, I have told several followers in my audience, via X’elCast, of the history of creating this story, but never in full detail had I discussed exactly what was “behind the scenes”.

I am thinking about posting a video [in the near and coming future] detailing the songs and situations in which I have written several happenings of my book. It is a story with action sequence, so I feel that I would talk more about what songs influence the making of my story from its earliest inscription to the present time.

I am just wondering if anyone would be interested in seeing such a video? I mean, I wouldn’t want to waste any time speaking only to myself about it. I hope to know…

~M~

Haven’t read my story? Check out the first half of the novel for free!
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3234 Zeta Downloads!!!

Such an awesome Christmas gift for us by you, the readers and supporters of this story! Again, happy holidays to all of our supporters!

From April 28th (this year) to December 11th, I had only 995 downloads for the Zeta, and it was pretty slow due to moving, traveling, and not really campaigning much, since I figured most readers were likely reading the Continue reading 3234 Zeta Downloads!!!

Happy Holidays from Team Yscariot

Winter Special by Gladys Betiles
Yscariot’s Winter Special (2015) by Gladys Betiles

No matter what you celebrate, or what lifestyle you practice, X’el Studios would like to take this time in wishing everyone in the world the very best this season. Every day should be about family and friends, but it’s the coldest season that usually bring the warmest memories.

For Gamers: Japanese PSO2 Winter Contest ($20 Value)

Although most holidays were abolished in the world of Yscariot™, the main story characters in the upcoming novel, Yscariot: Sphere of Light (as shown here) still enjoy winter time. Ironically, it’s having superpowers that generally keep them warm… Funny right?

Continue reading Happy Holidays from Team Yscariot

2460 Free ZETA Downloads!!! THANK YOU!

Character art by Rin; Cover Design by M. Medina

Hello World!
It’s Marcus again! The author of  the upcoming novel, Yscariot: Sphere of Light, and I currently have a large portion of my work available online. I am currently accepting followers, critics, or just about anyone who is looking for new fiction to read! I just want to take the time to thank the 2400+ great people giving my story a chance! The manuscript for the full story will be finished sometime on or before 2016!

Almost finished!!!

The Second Incomplete Manuscript
The Second Incomplete Manuscript

So, I got a little curious and decided to print out my [ALMOST FINISHED] manuscript in book form at a local Kinko’s in Seongnam, South Korea. I have to say, with one verse (chapter) left in the first novel, this thing is extremely powerful. This is over 17 years in the making you all!!! I wonder if anyone out there would be kind and interested enough to pre-order my book ^_^

~M~

Finish Line Imminent; Novel’s Name Reveal?

At over 61,000 words and 295 pages into the manuscript, I can finally say that I have gotten past the climax and falling action sections of my story. The final and 30th verse (C1:V1 Revelation) is being written right now. A year ago from today, I was probably on Verse 14, that is about halfway to Continue reading Finish Line Imminent; Novel’s Name Reveal?