Relics – Why’d It Take So Long?

The first Remnant volume, which was also my debut published book, was released in July 2015, while the second volume was released in December 2016. It is now December 2019, and the third volume is only now ready for release. So, I can write two novels only 1-and-a-half years apart, but the next one takes three years?

The lesser reason is the fact that the first two Remnant volumes were basically two halves of the same arc. The second one, Resurrection, had the advantage of momentum from the first. Relics is isolated from the first two. It is drastically different from its predecessors.

The main reason is because my life got busier, and then descended into hell. I was (and still am) trying to start a business, I had a wife to focus on, and then we had a child to focus on and support. The hell began when my wife decided to get divorced and then did everything she could to not suffer any consequences from making such a drastic, impulsive, selfish, and stupid decision.

There is also the fact that Relics is my favorite volume in the series. I’d been looking forward to writing it since before I even started the first. I really didn’t want to mess it up. I wanted it to be my best writing.

The novel is just about finished, but is unfortunately still not everything I wanted it to be. This is why I will be releasing an extended version either in 2020 or 2021. The original version, the one that’s coming up here soon, will merely be the one that gets to the ending as quickly as possible. I’m sure most people will appreciate this anyway, since Relics is more of a drama than any of the other volumes. Basically, people will like the version that ends as soon as possible because they might find it boring. It may be my favorite entry in the series, but I don’t see it being anyone else’s favorite.

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