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April Update: Crushing Deadlines

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(David rubs his hands together.)  So much going on. Let’s get to it. 

Publishing news: 

March was a huge month for Mustardseed Realms. 

In the first half of the month, I assimilated beta reader feedback and revised the draft accordingly. That manuscript is in the hands of a professional proofreader who reported the manuscript will be returned by the end of the month. 

In the second half of the March, I finished the fifth revision of book 2 after the developmental edits. The manuscript was sent to the line editor last week. This is a full month ahead of schedule.

That’s two different manuscripts being professionally edited right now. Let’s go. 

Just completed the first Mariad short story, introducing the premise and characters behind that particular storyline. It’s free for anyone who signs up for the newsletter, and I’m working on more short stories. 

Already completed brainstorming for book 3 and starting the first draft this week, hoping to finish by the end of the month. 

Reduced production costs for second book by 60% but didn’t sacrifice quality.  More on that another time.

From the Game Studio:

Two new advanced moves for the main character completed last week. Working on more this week. Game designer submitted concepts for the level layout and we’ll be reviewing those this week. Project migrated to Unreal Engine 5.1.1. 

Bottom line: plan is to finish main character logic and then build out first level. 

Art Team: 

Two different fantasy maps completed. One color for social media and one classic black and white for publishing. Also have images of Mariad in production. Reveal incoming.

Marketing:

With the first short story done, the newsletter received an update. Completed onboarding sequence for new subscribers and current subscribers will receive weekly editions starting this week. All newsletter subscribers will receive more detailed updates and content first before anyone else. All short stories will be free through the newsletter. Remember, it’s free! Sign up here. 

Lots more on the horizon. Building a vault of material, and I received permission to release this little bit below. 

More reveals incoming. This is so much fun and I can’t wait to share more. Have a great day!

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