Jason Chestnut's latest update for To Live and Die in Avalon

Aug 6, 2016


One final push and then that’s it! We have mere hours left to make it to Quill, please help!

So, what happens if we don’t make it? I can assure you it won’t be the end for To Live and Die in Avalon, but this is our last chance to have it published through Inkshares as part of the Quill collection. Depending on how things turn out I will have another update tomorrow and we’ll talk about where things go from here.

On a whim, I entered the Nerdist Space Opera contest with what was only a rough idea for a novel and I have watched it grow and evolve over time into something I can really be proud of and determined to see published. As it stands the second draft of the novel is a little over 75k words and still evolving. I have learned so much about the process of writing and promoting a novel, made a lot of great friends in the Inkshares community and have seen the plethora of opportunities available for indie authors if they are brave enough to go after them. 

I have a draft for a fantasy novel on the site which I’m debating entering into the Geek and Sundry contest, but contests are an all-consuming endeavor and I’m not sure I’m up to another one at this point in time. But, rest assured, that other novel will grow and evolve into something substantial over time, just as Avalon has, now that I have gained the skills, drive and support network that helped me complete my first book. You can check out that draft here: https://www.inkshares.com/books/aurasong-blue-sword

That’s all I have for now. I will have one final update tomorrow, depending on the outcome of the campaign. Thank you all for your encouragement and support!