Finish Line (Or: Writing A Book Is Exciting)

Guys,

I’m this close to finishing the first draft of my Urban (dark) Fantasy novel, creatively working-titled “Keeper’s Legends”

I need to wrap up half a chapter, and rework another one completely. As of right now, though, I’m hovering around 80,678 words (~431 manuscript pages).

Once I’m done with the chapter and a half, I’ll be spending a good deal of time on superficial edits (commas, dots, spelling) and some structural elements (plot-hooks I never developed and can cut, for example). After that, well.

After that, I’ll need some dedicated test-readers–people willing to read the whole damn mess and give me brutal feedback. Not people wanting to read a novel for free (thought that desire help), but people wanting to go in knee-deep with me, gutting this thing. I believe part of being an indie author is working closely with the community and potential fan-base, so this novel can be part your baby, if you want it to be.

If you’d like to get a first look at this thing, and be part of an indie author’s first real outing, you can sign up for my patreon campaign for as little as $1 and get access to exclusive behind the scenes stuff as it develops.

For now, I’d like to share the current Table Of Contents, showing you all the chapters and the titles for each chapter/part.
(Of course this is subject to change, but for the most part I’m happy with the current structure).
And I’ll give you one quick sentence describing where the novel will start off.

Keeper’s Legends (working title)

“Damned to do the biddings of the Underworld, Adam collects the souls of the damned, while struggling to maintain his humanity.”

INTRO

PART I — Rebellion
1 — WELCOME BACK
2 — SENTENCED TO UN-DEATH
3 — WELCOME BACK, AGAIN
4 — NATALIE WHITE
5 — LESSER OF ALL EVIL
6 — HAPPY BIRTHDAY
7 — HOMICIDE (demo chapter*)
8 — FIXER
9 — THE RIGHT THING
10 — SEBASTIAN WHITE
11 — COOPERATION
12 — REUNION, PART ONE
13 — GREETINGS FROM HELL

PART II — Potential
14 — THE IDEA OF FATE
15 — THE DEAL
16 — DEAD NOT EVEN A DAY
17 — LAST OF A KIND
18 — TRUE POTENTIAL
19 — CLEANING UP
20 — LEFT FOR DEAD
21 — MOST-CERTAIN DOOM
22 — MIRANDA RIGHTS
23 — COLLISION COURSE
24 — PROBLEM SOLVER
25 — BETRAYAL
26 — LEGWORK
27 — ABOUT YOUR HERO

PART III — Revelation
28 — THE DREAM
29 — UNDEAD SAILOR
30 — LONG STORY
31 — CHOICES
32 — SEA SICK
33 — THE GHOST, THE SLAVE, THE SPY
34 — CURSE OF THE SEA
35 — DOUBLE AGENT
36 — CRUISE TO HELL
37 — FAMILY MATTERS
38 — BURIAL AT SEA
39 — LEVIATHAN

INTERLUDE

PART IV — Vindication
40 — BROKEN PARTS
41 — A NEW KIND OF HELL
42 — OF TWO MINDS
43 — BROKEN BONDS
44 — CROSS-COUNTRY
45 — HARD FEELINGS
46 — DESPERATE MEASURE
47 — CHANGE OF PLANS

PART V — Ascension
48 — DAMNATION
49 — OLD VALUES
50 — SKIN WALKER
51 — FORCES OF LIFE
52 — FATHERLY DUTY
53 — STRUGGLE
54 — SIX OF ONE
55 — DRAGONFALL
56 — NIGHTMARE
57 — RIGHTFUL HEIR

*Chapter 7 can be found at my patreon site as a demo (patrons only).

patreon.com/untraum
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