Well, it seems I forgot to send out a September update. Oops! But as it happens, there was nothing terribly important happening in September; I was just plugging away at the second-to-last draft of Jubilant, which I completed almost on schedule.

Shallic Sea Update

The final draft of Jubilant is underway! The last round of beta readers have access to the full penultimate draft to comment on, and I’m waiting for more comments before I get deep into the final draft. For now Anneliese is making some smaller edits to the earlier chapters; I’ll dive fully into the final draft in a week or two.

In the meantime, I’m focusing on the illustrations for Jubilant. I’m doing a drawing for each chapter as well as ship diagrams and a map for the front of the book, which makes a total of 32 images. It’s a lot to do in a short time, but I’m getting through them pretty quickly. Here’s a peek at one of the completed illustrations:

Kelta stands at a desk in a dark room, holding a candle and reading a letter.

YouTube Channel

In other news, I’ve started a YouTube channel this past month. It’s mostly going to to focus on cosplay stuff, whether that be designs, props, sewing, or searching for cool materials. I’ll also make videos about my writing, such as book trailers, excerpts from upcoming audiobooks, and maybe some worldbuilding and Q&A stuff eventually.

Crafting the Fantastic - YouTube

Take a look, and if you think it looks fun, I’d very much appreciate you subscribing and leaving comments. This is my first foray into the world of YouTube, so I’m excited to get feedback and improve my videos.

Welcome to Crafting the Fantastic

Follow me and my co-writer Anneliese on Twitter for more writing updates

In the meantime, if you want more tidbits of story and world building information about the Royal Investigative Service or the upcoming Shallic Sea books, Anneliese and I are both sharing our process on Twitter. I'm also posting story information on my website,

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