May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
-traditional celtic blessing
Anyways, I’m here to tell you that Imalion is taking a month off; he’ll be back in June. He needs to catch up on some very important things (saving the world and all).
Feel free to write to him (imalion.soulshard(at)gmail.com); if he feels encouraged and inspired enough, he may even end his holiday early just for you!
Silence is golden… right? Well, not here. I apologise for the long wait; I should be back to posting this next week. I’ve been held up by procrastination and shifting around and a messed up routine. I also just finished steamrolling my way through the entire Stargate SG-1 series (first time!).
Thank you for your patience! Imalion is well along, so well, in fact, that as I look back at all the entries, I am amazed. It’s awesome that his story has gone so far. It’s even more amazing that you’ve all come along with me.
I hope you will all stick with Imalion until he has nothing more to tell.
P.S.- Imalion is pronounced: Im-ay-lee-on. (Not I’m-a-lion.) I’ve had a few people ask, so I thought I ought to make that clear.
I know it’s been a while since my first compilation, but I’m still waiting on the artwork for the next. After that comes through, I will be working on compilation number two. Hopefully I’l have better news soon!
Thank you to everyone who reads The Soulshard Chronicles, and special thanks to everyone who has bought a copy of book one!
I have here a top secret link. Okay, not really. The paperback version of The Soulshard Chronicles – Book 1 is now available on Lulu.com for $10.00 (USD, so it varies outside America). I say tentatively because I haven’t the money to test the current draft (yes, I have already fixed a number of typesetting issues). If you want to have a copy, they are now available. If you want a signed copy, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.
I have been silent for too long; I will be resuming Imalion’s diary within the next few days, and I’m glad to be back! Taking a break was relaxing, yes, but not satisfying. I hope the next chapter is as exciting to you as it is for me. Lots of things are happening in Imalion’s life now.
Still no progress on the paperback version. It should arrive on my doorstep on Monday (hopefully not much later!), and then I will see about making it available. It will cost ~$10 (that’s in U.S. dollars, so it varies across the globe), plus postage – the costs of which will obviously depend on where you are.
I’ll start working on the next compilation as soon as possible.
Greetings of 2013 to everyone! I have news. I have finished the paperback version of the first compilation of Imalion’s diary – I haven’t made it available yet, because I still need to check out the test copies, but very soon!
Thank you for the support. I hope this year will see many more entries and at least two sequel compilations see the light of day.
To my valued readers. (Anyone who comes back, that is!) I will be back with the new year; until then, I have a number of different things I need to work on, not the least of which is the paperback edition of The Soulshard Chronicles – Book 1. You may or may not have noticed my new page (the “Books” tab at the top), where I will list all my Silencian publications and every market where they can be found. I’m planning to use Lulu as my paperback publisher.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you will enjoy the next phase of Imalion’s journey in January! I’ve really had fun seeing the story come together, and I’m especially excited every time I get feedback. Please don’t keep your comments to yourself – criticism and encouragement are both welcome, and the former is just as valuable as the latter is nice.
If you enjoy reading the story, I hope you’ll pick up the compiled version I’ve put together – it features more than just line-edits. I worked with the artist BluOoze to come up with a cover, a map of Silencia (with a slightly different look to the one on the website), and chapter art. I personally think he did a great job.
You can now find the prologue and the first compilation on my Smashwords page. Please take a look!
It’s quite exciting to be able to show you all the artwork at last. The book won’t only be on Smashwords, but if you buy it there you can download any version; I also put it up on Amazon (which is sorely limited to Kindle), but it isn’t available there yet.
Exciting news! I have put the final touches to the first compilation, and it is just about ready to stick up for sale. For only $0.99, you will be able to read the first five-and-a-half chapters of Imalion’s story – and you’ll get to enjoy some amazing artwork as well! I plan to publish them very soon, so keep tuned if you like fantasy, art, and reading diaries.
Of course, if you want to read for free, the unedited version is all available on this website. You’ll miss none of the story (in fact, you will be able to read ahead in the story, since compilation #1 only covers five-and-a-half chapters and I have shared more than fourteen), but you won’t get to enjoy the chapter artwork or the map. Also, navigating the blog interface will be clumsy compared to reading the fully-formatted eBook.
If you ever get confused as to who is where while reading my story, head over to the lore page! I now have a full-color map of the mainland of Silencia. Yes, it excludes lands surrounding Silencia, and it also is missing Bechia, the island a ways off the eastern coast. Blu did the art, same as he did for the header. Thanks Blu!
Silencia now has a map!