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Publishing update

Good news for readers waiting for the final instalment of Book 3 Servant of the gods trilogy Minotaur’s Lair.

To go with the new website and other extras, I decided to include writing updates. I don’t often post about my writing and where I am at with my current works in progress and thought it was time to do so.

I’ll start with Book 3 Servant of the gods trilogy Minotaur’s Lair. Good news for readers waiting for the final instalment of the trilogy, the story is in the final stages for proof-reading. Next step is cover design and if all goes well, the book will be ready for a June/July publication.

Book 2 Coin of Time series, is progressing well. I am over half way in completing the first draft. My outline for the story hasn’t gone the way I intended, the characters have taken over and introduced a new character that I hadn’t even factored into the plot. Lucky for them, I don’t always stick to the plan, but now I need to map out the role for this new character.

With Book 3 is almost complete, I’ll be able to resume writing the historical novel on Hypatia, but my focus over the next few months will be on Minotaur’s Lair. The concept for this trilogy started back in 2000 and has taken me twenty-two years to complete, with Book 1 Search for the Golden Serpent published in 2015. I’m not sure how I feel about finishing up with Evan, Alexina, Homer, Leander, Hektor, Dexion and Phameas, they have been an integral part of my life for so long. They have helped me through car accidents and been an beacon of light for my depression. If it wasn’t for their constant presence and drive to write their story, I’d still be reliant on medication. Writing restores the soul.

Here’s a quote that resonates for me

“To survive, you must tell stories.”

–Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before

If you write, why makes you keep writing? If you use another outlet to express yourself, what is it and why does it work for you?

Drop a comment below. Thank you for reading.

Ancient History, creative process, Greek Mythology, writing

  1. Glad to hear about your progress, Luciana. I am one of those fans waiting for Book 3 (and Book 2 of Coin of Time would be nice also)

    1. Luciana says:

      Thank you, Jacqui 😀 I hope you’ll enjoy the final book. It was weird consolidating the various plots and knowing I wasn’t going to be writing Evan’s story anymore.

  2. As one of your fans, I’m happy to hear the process on your novels. I especially look forward to reading the final installment of the Servant of the Gods trilogy.

    1. Luciana says:

      Thank you very much, Linnea 😀 I had the ending of the series in mind when I completed Book 2. It was sad to end the series but all good things must come to an end.

  3. G. J. Jolly says:

    How do you juggle several WIPs? I know I couldn’t do it. One thing seems certain. You seem a lot happier these days.

    1. Luciana says:

      Sometimes it can be a little confusing, but each WIP is quite different and that helps to segment the storylines. I am in a better head space. I am writing more, which is my happy place. Working four days a week instead of full-time has also made a big difference.

  4. emaginette says:

    Sounds like you’re on top of things. Congrats on the upcoming release. So exciting.

    Anna from elements of emaginette

    1. Luciana says:

      Getting there! Thank you very much. Yes, it is exciting and long time coming for Book 3 in the Servant of the Gods series.

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