Today I come to you bringing news about the first chapter, which has been getting put off a lot, but it’s necessary in my position unfortunately. I’ve been having a sick problem recently where I’ve been on and off, and it’s likely my body battling with allergies and such; however, it’s not putting me down quite yet. This week is the week for the first chapter, and I’m excited to show it because it’s a revision that I feel works out well. You’ll be diving into the past and the present, and perhaps even the future..? You’ll have to find out. Look forward to it on the weekend, folks. Thanks for reading!
Anthony Jones III
Welcome to new followers, and greetings to those who have faithfully stuck with me for awhile. I have some glorious news! 384 copies of The Walls are Closing In have been presold, which slides us over the 50% mark! This leaves 366 copies to go!
I am working on an audio version of Chapter 1 to be released once the 400 order target is met - likely sometime in the next week.
That is not all on the exciting news front! In addition to the dystopian book bundle giveaway that I am running to help spread the word, I have also decided to offer a raffle specifically for those who place a preorder. I will be raffling off a $250 gift card for Airbnb as soon as the 750 order mark is met. Everyone who has already ordered has automatically been entered!
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It’s been quite a while. In my absence, I had a week-long break from school and decided to get some rest and think about the first full chapter. Now, there’s plenty of stuff that will be going into the first chapter, and I want you readers to not be confused with the jumps in-between the text because there will be plenty of that in the beginning. I’m going for a beginning where each side is setup from the get-go by establishing the conflict in Rochester, the end goal, the common enemy, and their motives. I don’t have a concrete date for the release of the Chapter Zero: Murder, so I will continue to update you guys on it. So, stay tuned.
Anthony Jones III
Good Morning/Afternoon, Detectives.
For those who have read recently, I thank you for doing so even if it’s not much. I’ve stated before that there were big changes in the story and elsewhere, so I wanted to fill you guys in on the whole basis of it, but also point out the perspectives the story will be told through. For this story, the perspectives will be limited to Amani and Maxwell, but that could change. Now, for my old followers, you may be asking how this will work because Maxwell dies, which is plainly stated in the synopsis. There will be two separate scenarios. Maxwell’s story will be told in the past from when he lived in Rochester and claimed the nickname of The Owl, and Amani’s story is in present time. Both sides will be helping decipher who the baddies are because they’ll offer development to why Maxwell is being hunted, and how this all began, but also there will be a clear resolution with Amani’s story.
There are more details I need to discuss, and they are critical ones. Amani Marshall was never a part of the Police Department--only her father, Maxwell Marshall, and she is on the run from them in the story now. So, she is being pursued by the police and the baddies. The story starts off with her arriving at Rochester, which is similar to the old chapter; however, she is under a disguise to play the role of a passenger. So, everything you guys knew about the story is being altered. I will discuss more later, but this is something I’ve wanted to talk about for a while.
I’ll be creating some organization with the updates soon, so look forward to that also.
Anthony Jones III