Plotting the “Chrysanthemum Seal” Draft


A peek into my creative process.

I’m finally wrapping up the first draft of the Chrysanthemum Seal, and immediately getting to work on second draft (there’s so much to fix already!) but first, I have to finally sit down and order the scenes around.

I managed to write this draft scene-by-scene in no particular order, as I felt it, with the entire plot in my head; but it eventually grew so complicated that before I could set the whole thing into chapters, I had to draw this: the order of events, as they happen in book-time.

Pixellated for spoilers :)
Pixellated for spoilers, of course 🙂

Oh, and the first person to suggest I should have been using Scrivener for this, gets banned 😉

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The Chrysanthemum Seal – Cover Reveal


The upcoming 5th book of “The Year of the Dragon” series is still being written – I recently passed the 50k mark on the first draft – and expected for release no sooner than spring 2014. In the meantime, however, I am pleased to reveal the cover for book 5 – The Chrysanthemum Seal.

Like the previous two “character” covers, this one is also drawn by Sulev Daekazu, and shows the character of Dylan ab Ifor in his full bad-ass glory 🙂

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