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Posted By Babs

I am currently working on a side story whilst the main story Master Shǒuwèi Book Two Tyrant’s Return is with the beta reader. Hopefully this time around she will find it less confusing and easier to follow. Yes, there has been a title change since the last time I posted. This is because my editor and feel it would be better to separate it from the current one that is out, the main reason is they are not identical even though there are some scenes that are the same the rest of the story around them is considerably different with it following on from Tales of two brothers.

The side story is also nearly completed, not sure yet if I am going to leave the title as it is Yiska’s family reunion, because he is not in it until near the end, which I am currently writing. The main focus is Lucy because it follows on from September Rain and also involves the main character from Crimson Moon. I might yet call it Lucy’s unexpected discovery, but it this could also change once I’ve finished it.

I also need to yet come up with covers and blurbs for both stories that will entice the readers curiosity. Once I come up with something I will post it on instagram and in the offical Master Shǒuwèi group on Facebook.

 
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It is so wonderful to finally have a Tale of two brothers published. It has taken such a long time to get to a point where I was happy with it and was able to complete it. The beta read also really enjoyed working on it with me and helped me so much to get it a high stranded where even I was thinking yes this is it. This is what I want to publish. It is hard to believe after 23 almost 24 years to get to this stage. It really goes to show how dedicated I was to the story and feel a great sense of achievement now it is finally available.

Since completing it, I have been working on an alternative version of Master Shǒuwèi Echos of the past, that follows straight from Two brothers and has elements form the current version that is out. It has been again great working with the same beta reader because she pointed out quite a few bits that were either confusing or just did not make sense, which is very helpful for me. I am so close to completing it, I hope to be able to send it back to her by the weekend or in to next week to get her awesome view on it and see what she makes of the changes I have made.

Whilst she is doing that I will be focusing on a side story that follows on from September Rain and has elements in it from a story that has never seen the light of day and was written 5 years ago.

Once that is completed and ready to go to the beta reader I will get some of the current free stories finished. If anyone has read any of the following: Unexpected discovery, Two wizards and Forgotten world, please let me know what you make of them so far as feedback would be great.

I have also done a little story on Three brothers who have been mentioned in September rain and current version of Echos of the past and Two brothers. I even made it in to an audio version, which was fun to do when I have not done any recordings of my short stories in a long time. I hope the fans like it even though I am not the best reader in the world.

 
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It is so good to nearly have Tale of two Brothers sorted it will be going back to the beta reader for hopefully the last time, I’m sure the reader will let me know.

I am so happy to also have the shorter version of Master Shǒuwèi Echos of the past completed. I just need to come up with a different cover, to make it clear which one is which.

I should also point out, they are not exactly the same, there are characters in the short version who are from September Rain and Tale of two brothers. That’s another thing, it continues on from where Two brothers has left off. Well, as it stands at the moment, for it will be going to the same beta reader to go through.

I cannot believe it since doing the short version I am more motivated to write the next instalment, which I have already started and the ideas are really flowing. I seem to know precisely what I am wanting to do with it. I have no idea yet if there will be a fourth instalment. I will see how I go with the third instalment first. I will again be keeping it short, as it is better for me to keep track off and for my fellow dyslexic readers.

I could also put it down to my neat new set up, I am no longer seated at a low wobbly desk, crushed over a laptop. I now have a high desk and a lovely 24” covered monitor, attached to a Mac mini, that is to my eye level. I have not been this comfy before. I am so happy to be working at my new desk, I am convinced it has helped a lot to boost my creativity.

 
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 As of this morning Tale of two brothers is back with the beta reader. I cannot wait to see what she makes to all the changes I have made to make the story flow better and make it clear why some characters are there. The beta reader herself cannot wait to see what changes I have done. We always work well together and she is pleased I am in no rush for her to get it done.

So, it will be with the beta reader for the next ten days or so. Once it is back I will see what she has to say and make changes if needed. Whilst Tale of two brothers is away, I will be getting the cover and internal images painted. Hopefully soon I will be able to give a release date.

 
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I cannot believe it is 2022, I have been busy sorting A tale of two brothers, and a cut version of Master Shǒuwèi Echoes of the past, that leads straight on from Tale of two brothers. I am hoping to get it completed and sorted whilst that story is with the beater reader.

All I need to do before then, is come up with a back cover and a blurb for Tale of two brothers. I still cannot believe it is completed and will be published soon. It is a story that is as old as Master Shǒuwèi and should have come out first. Oh well I will have it all sorted soon.

I am not deleting the current version of Master Shǒuwèi just be updating it, because I have been informed there are spelling mistakes in it and some unfinished sentences. I too have noticed the odd mistake whilst I have been taking out all the juicy bits and putting them into the shorter version.

Kiyoshi and I have to admit a 231 page book is a lot to go through, we are bound to miss a few things and sometimes I don’t think the file has been saving. So, what I am going to do is retype it word for word in to a fresh, new document to rule out any problems and this will also help spot mistakes.

Sometimes I wish I had a person to do things like this then I can just concentrate on the next instalment which will be continuing on from the short version.

One last thing, I am slowly going to be turning my penana and booknet pages into alternative stories that are not connected to the world of Master Shǒuwèi. As I would like to write something different and give myself a challenge to just make stories that are more classic fantasy, or generic fantasy. I have changed the  Choose your own adventure style games page on facebook to a page that is dedicated to the alternative books to separate them from the Offical Master Shǒuwèi page.