Orbem News

Third or twelfth draft complete!

I don’t actually know what constitutes a draft anymore. I’ve reread and rewritten Orbem a dozen times or so now. My last proofreader turned into a pretty consequential developmental editor. I learned so much about character and scene arcs as well as ex machina. This has lead to some major tightening and cutting. My novel […]

Second Draft Complete!

Representations of Orbem items

It took a lot longer than expected, but I finally muscled in the final few chapters of the second draft of the first volume of “Orbem” this past holiday weekend. Great way to start off 2022. With all of the comments from my editor resolved/rejected and a decent rewrite of the main character on top […]

Halfway through second draft!

Orbem Vol. 1

While but a crawl, Orbem Vol. 1 is halfway through the first pass of the second draft. Having written most of the first draft from my phone at my convenience, due to the MS doc editor comments and revisions I am forced to work via my computer only. At the halfway point of the second […]

Explore Orbem!

I’m currently developing a large interactive Orbem game based on the book. You get to choose your avatar, which are character’s from Orbem. Each character has a different experience with the places on the map. There are a lot of fun bits of information from the character’s perspective. Collect points for every location you visit! […]

Welcome to OrbemOrder.com

While my editor takes the next couple of months to work on Orbem, I took it upon myself to build OrbemOrder.com. I really wanted to build a place that has the same feel as my book, but expands on the story with new content and fun interactions. I’m planning on having plenty of quizzes to […]

First draft of Orbem is done!

I can’t believe, after two long years, I finally completed Orbem. I went through a few titles, but that was the one that always stuck with me. It’s pretty literal, but sometimes it’s alright to be literal. I’ve currently hired a spectacular editor to begin the developmental editing process as well as do an editorial […]