Ok so I know you’re probably wondering what the heck happened to me and Chris. We aren’t podfading or anything like that. You’ve all probably read our bigÂ announcementÂ concerning the House of Grey (If you haven’t read the post right before this one) and some of you probably appreciate how much work is going into that project. But for those of you who don’t. Here is the deal.
We are looking at aÂ serializationÂ of the rest of the series of the House of Grey. Now what does this really mean? It means that once a month, minus other major releases, we will be releasing the next volume of the House of Grey. It’s how Charles Dickens did it. And its how we are going to do it. I’m sure you have a couple of questions. These are the most common that I am getting.
WILL THE STORY CHANGE?
Yes! But in a good way and there will be far less changes in the book then I was envisioning for a full chopping rewrite. Now, instead of trying to create the traditional plot arc, beginning to end. I have the freedom to play with the story; much like the original intent of the series. The House of Grey was always supposed to be an experiment in story telling. Now I have the chance to put my money where my mouth is. What does that mean for you? I think a much better story telling experience. I hope
HOW OFTEN ARE YOU GOING TO RELEASE AND WHAT EXACTLY ARE YOU RELEASING?
We are releasing volumes and they will be in 5 to 7 chapter chucks about 25,000 to 30,000 words or 80 pages. I plan on releasing once a month with the first three releases starting every 2 weeks in August.
ARE YOU STILL GOING TO PODCAST?
Absolutely. We are committed to podcasting our projects – at least for the time being:) Might there be a time when we won’t? Possibly. But now is not that time.
WHAT ABOUT HARMONICS? ARE YOU GOING TO PUT THAT ON THE BACK BURNER?
Nope. We are still committed to getting at least two more seasons of Harmonics out this year. The second season is in its final edits as we speak. Â We”ll be dropping the podcast, ebook and tradepaper back for Harmonics: Revelations, the next book in the Harmonics series, on August first. The ebook of this next Harmonics season is going to be very special. Â We will be providing a sneak preview of the first COMPLETE volume of the House of Grey. This is the redone, revamped start of our titled series. You get the first volume for FREE if you buy Harmonics: Revelations the opening day! How sweet is that?
OK SO WE ARE GOING TO GET THE HOUSE OF GREY IN CHUCKS, WHAT ABOUT COST?
We’ll have the free versionÂ available, but since I’m assuming that you want to help your favorite author; we will be selling a version or two. I am going to keep it low priced. The starting price point will 2.99 for the lastest version 1.99 after and .99 after that. Chris and I are still playing with the pricing so this could change.Â We are hoping to actually turn this into a job, but at the same time keep the books reasonable. This is one of the pricing models we came up with and the one we are leaning towards, but there may be more to be said.
WHAT DOES THEÂ SERIALIZATIONÂ OF THE HOUSE OF GREY MEAN FOR YOUR OTHER PROJECTS?
It means a whole heck of a lot of work for me! LOL. I am still planning on writing the other projects. Harmonics: Jadian Sun, the third book in the Harmonics series, is already about 30% done. with Chris and I finishing up the outline this weekend. I wish I could tell you spoliers because its going to be crazy.
WELL THATS HARMONICS…WHAT ELSE ARE YOU WORKING ON?
I’ve got another two books that I haveÂ preliminaryÂ notes and an initial outline on. The second one is another modern fantasy, like the House of Grey, that I am particularly excited about. Its called Daniel Knight. Its a good one. The other title that I am working on is called Conversations with Death and its a comedy. One that I think is pretty freaking funny. I’ve got another one or two in the coffer but that will have to wait for another time.
BOXERS OR BRIEFS?
Why is that a question you sickos?
lol, ok so that is why we haven’t updated Harmonics in a little while, but we will be back with aÂ vengeanceÂ come July and August. Look forward to it.
Collin and Chris.