This afterword is about the expectations I had when writing Containment Collapse, the reality that came to be, and what lies ahead. I’ve decided to post this on the anniversary of The Madness of Light’s release as the stories that went into the writing of both are similar and it feels apt to do so. Read the afterword for TMOL here.
This afterword is a retrospective on characters and change. A character's change and the retaining of identity.
This afterword delves more into the plot and character process of the story than anything else. It's how process and prose intermingle.
And now I'm currently all caught up with forewords/afterwords. Here's the foreword/preface for Expansion Expression, which sort of kicks off the vibe for the novel and the series moving forward. It's definitely lighter than the other ones. As always, I enjoyed writing and recording it.
The last of the first four afterwords/forewords—the one for Of Fractured Edges. This...this one might be the most intense of them, emotionally. Longest as well for sure. Most spoilerific too, so beware.
Here we are again. This time with the afterword-thing for Threads that Bind the Tempest. This is probably the most disjointed one of the lot, but it makes sense given what Threads that Bind the Tempest is. I could have put this before or after the book, but I put it after. I don't know. It made sense there. Of course, I recorded myself reading it.
Here I am again with the recordings! This is the second of my additions to the novels. How to Stop Wildfire it felt natural to have a preface to explain the journey to it and explain it. With Harmonic Waves, my thoughts lingered on the content and what it meant rather than the journey so I chose to do a retrospection that is at the end of the novel. There are some spoilers within which is all the more reason...
This is me reading aloud the new preface before How to Stop Wildfire. Once I get all the books converted Lulu, it will be in the print copy in addition to the new electronic copy version you can get from me. You can also read it below if you hate listening to recordings like I do: A Story Before A Story Once upon a time, there were a few scraps of paper within a notebook that contained a story titled...