Hey everyone! Happy June! I hope that you’re all having a great start to the month and are all ready for summer! I’ve definitely been enjoying the warmer weather here this past month and I’m looking forward to more in the weeks to come! I definitely feel I write better in the summer months, so I am super looking forward to seeing how they go!

But with all that said – I know you’re all here for the writing update, so onwards with the numbers we start! At the beginning of May, Glory to the Brave was sitting at 193,408 words and as of this writing I’m sitting at 219,049 for a net gain of 25,641 words, which is pretty great for how busy life’s been lately and a much better than April’s numbers! Even more so since I have about 4 chapters worth of prewritten stuff still to edit and insert from the original split this month, which will speed things along nicely.

Beyond the actual writing, a good chunk of this month was also taken up by outlining and sorting out the game stats for the final chapters of the book, which I am happy to say that is still more or less on pace of a 260k~270k finish (I think. Depends how wordy I get!). If things go as well as I hope for the month of June and these chapter edits don’t soak up too much of my time, I hope that I’ll be close to or in the process of kicking off the climax of the Glory to the Brave, which then I hope to be able to finally kill in July and/or in early August if it’s needed, followed by the wind down chapters and epilogue. I tend to speed up a fair bit as I get towards the end of a book so it’s a little hard to say how the timing will work out, but with luck I’ll have this book content complete before too much longer!

In hopes of making sure that we have as short of turnaround as possible from content complete to release, formal editing has already started on the earlier portions of the book and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to turn everything over quickly when the time comes. However, as with all my works, the rough draft of the story will be available on my Patreon for a few weeks before the final draft is released on Amazon. So, if you’re really itching to find out what happens in the story, you’ll have an opportunity to get your hands on it early by joining my page there.

And that’s all I got for this month! I’m not wasting any more time and am planning on jumping right back into the words here! Wish me luck for another great writing month this month! We’re almost at the finish line!

But before I’m completely gone – here is the next Starfall tease!

4 thoughts on “Not A Moment Too June!

  1. Thanks so much for the monthly updates Luke. The next book in your Ascend Online series is near the top of my “Most anticipated books” list (right below Winds of Winter and Doors of Stone).

    200k+ words is no small feat! I really appreciate that you’re putting so much into each release and don’t simply put out short filler books like many authors (Yeah, I’m looking at you Alerson Kong).

    Greatly looking forward to your story continuing.

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words! I definitely hope that the book holds up once it’s out! It’ll definitely be power packed with a bunch of things happening!

  3. Thanks for your hard work Luke! This is one of my most anticipated book series as well. I appreciate that you’re taking the time to do it right!

  4. Thank you so much! We’re almost there! I can’t wait to have this out for all of you to read through!!!

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