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 It is such a great feeling to be back working on Master Guardian Part Two The Furtiveness Puppet Returns, after having to put it to one side when I hit a wall back in May, because I had no idea how I was going get the scene across to the reader without leaving going huh? Did I miss something?

So I went on the hut for any notes I had on The mysterious towers which in the world of Master Guardian lie on one half of Shikoku Island. It was interesting to discover how far back some of the notes went, nearly as old as the first novel. It was an idea I had but never put it into the story until now when I ran the idea through with my editor who immediately loved it and said you’ve got to put it in. The first thing I did once I had gathered up all of the notes is made them in to a short story which is available on Litnet, once it was completed I was able to finally move on with the novel which has already passed part one by 12 pages, I have still got the ending to write. What I am planning on doing is seeing how big it is once it is completed and then decide if it needs to be split into two manageable size books or it is fine as it is. I will be putting to my readers as I know some of them are not keen on reading thick books, then I will make it an option. All depends on how big it is when is finally completed. I am in no rush to get this done as I really need to get the first novel noticed. I have already began to change the Jewellery shop I have on Facebook to a book/jewellery shop, to help it make my work easier to find and buy.

 
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I have been updating Master Guardian Part One to include translation for the Mandarin and Japanese after it was pointed out by my Chinese fans that some of the names I had chosen were not correct, or were a boys name, so they have been changed. Also my Jfans have pointed out there seems to be no Tenjoteki na in there language, which has left them somewhat puzzled how Collins English to Japanese dictionary came up with it. So my editor and I thought it is going to be better to just put Tenjō. I have also changed Darkness' middle name Aristaios and surname Kontos as these are also not easy for me or my foreign fans to pronounce. So his middle name is now Hermes... Come to think of it, in the time he was born, he may not have had a surname, so it would be something he would have adopted later and decided on Ísycha quiet, because Soul Drinkers are quiet on their feet.

I am so pleased to have it all sorted it is just a pity I will not have a copy to sell at the book launch this Saturday (10th of August). On the day I will be handing out a free 20 page sample copies along with two free short stories which have been very popular on Litnet. I may even conceder including the opening of The Mysterious Towers, which is actually just as old as the Master Guardian series. It is a story made up from notes and ideas which were going to be put into part two originally but got edited out. However, since finding most of them again, I am considering including these strange towers in to the rewrite and thought there needs to be a back story, to explain who found them, right up to who is now the current caretaker of them. I hope to post the first chapter on Litnet before Saturday to see what my readers on there think of it.