Heartwood readers, I need your feedback.
The Heartwood Chronicles are a passion project, born during a time I was suffering from extreme burnout. The first file I have for the project dates from 2013 and is descriptively (if not creatively) titled “Serialized Episode Thing.” In it, Amber was originally called Amanthea. I’m not surprised I changed her name!
I began serializing the story in the summer of 2018. At first, I released shorter, weekly episodes, but after feedback switched to the current biweekly format. The serialization was not without its hiccups. Thanks to life, other projects, and my own creative process which often requires backburner time, I’ve had to take several breaks. Even so, I’ve released four complete story arcs and two bonus stories, all totaling up to over 100,000 words. I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished with this story, especially considering this is my hobby side project.
Now it’s time for me to evaluate the future of the Heartwood Chronicles. As I consider how far I can go with it, I’d love to have your feedback in the way the story is delivered to you. I’d appreciate it if you could fill out a brief survey, which you can find here.
In other news, I’ve been working on a series of scenes and stories from the life of Master Zoya. I’ll be sharing them here over the summer in between working on the fourth book of my Reflected City series, so keep an eye out for them.
Thanks for coming along with me on this journey!