HTADDB Book 5 Wrap Up Post

Hi,

Book 5 finished, finally. I’ll be taking a nice long break before Book 6. Aiming to restart January 30th 2017!

So, this book was by far the most difficult one so far and will require quite a lot of work before I can put it up as an ebook, I think. As well as sorting out inconsistencies and generally smoothing out the writing, I also felt I left Flossie and especially Dudley out of it for long periods. My fault, but hopefully I can fix some of that in post. Some parts may require substantial rewrites, which will be a first for this series.

Overall, I have mixed feelings about the story. As always, I improvised the story from scratch and tried to take it in new directions, but time travel is very tricky, even when you plan it out meticulously, so I may have bitten off more than I could chew.

I also had a number of IRL distractions that didn’t help, so there were unplanned breaks and rushed chapters due to unreasonable people (mainly in my family).

So, I think all things considered, the fact I managed to get to an ending is an achievement in itself (and a huge relief) and it mostly makes sense (right?).

There will be no time travel in Book 6.

I also hope to finally write some of the other stuff I planned to do while writing this one (did not pan out). And also to self-pub a paperback collected version of the first three books, including the Princess Laney short story.

So, let me know what you thought of this book. I tried my best not to miss things or be inconsistent all the way through writing it, but I’m sure there are some. Time travel is so messy.

Thanks to all of you for reading and commenting. Especially big thanks to those of you who donated or pledged on my patreon. That money will go towards the book cover for Book 5 (any ideas? I’m thinking the jester and her twinkling smile).

Cheers. Back at the end of January.

Mood

P.s. Oh, yeah, looks like a certain princess is back, wonder how that will turn out!

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Sid Cypher
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Sid Cypher
1 month 20 days ago

If the Jester with the twinkly smile looks even slightly intimidating/horrifying, it needs a little Colin standing nearfoot and apathetically chewing on them Jester :3

Arup
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Arup
1 month 20 days ago

Completely agree……that juxt-a-position ;)…wow

Djfj
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Djfj
1 month 9 days ago

I binge read the entire last book and while I agree that you may need a bit of editing I feel that the focus on Colins inner demons wrapped it up nicely. A bit of maturity and soulsearching will do him good and further his character.

MysticJazzEnforcer
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MysticJazzEnforcer
1 month 20 days ago

Thank you very much for all of your hard work so far! I don’t really know what to say (constructive criticism wise), other than the fact that I really enjoyed this book! I can’t wait to see how you continue this story!

James
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James
1 month 20 days ago
You did a good job. This was a rough book to write. Cover Ideas: – Yuqi in the darkness staring at viewer. Monstrous smile, eyes, one full horn and one broken horn visible just behind and above her. – Child Colin staying apathetically at viewer. Jester visible just behind him as above. – Same deal with jester, but instead Jenny with glowing sword. I personally prefer if most of the jester remains in darkness except for the smile, eyes, maybe horns. It’s scarier to not show too much of the monster. Dudley and Flossie—definitely conspicuously quiet. They could use a… Read more »
Jonah
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Jonah
1 month 20 days ago

So when will book six be up on amazon? 🙂 Otsukare sama deshita.

audio
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audio
1 month 17 days ago

what do you think of the smile of the cat in alice in wonderland
only the smile
to take it for the jesters smile

And thanks very much for your storry

disposable name
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disposable name
25 days 8 hours ago

Finally read to the end, and oh my is it amazing. Good job and thank you for all the chapters!

Andre
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Andre
17 days 16 hours ago

I just found this story 2 days ago, just caught up, now im sitting here with tears dripping down. Damn what a great story. (Not tears of sadness, not sure what emotion really but they just came as soon as I caught up.) I wish I could travel in time to the future and have someone there standing with a computer with the next book up and finished for me to read.

blahto
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blahto
13 days 3 hours ago

I caught up!! xD

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