Michelle West

is creating Essalieyan novels and talking about that process

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You want me to write these books, and you're helping me to do that. 

You can read progress reports (if you care about progress reports) and posts about the work-in-progress.

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You really want me to write these books, and you're helping me to do that.

You will also get to read progress reports about the work-in-progress which I promise will not be 100% whining >.>.

Also, if you want it to, your name will adorn the acknowledgements page of the finished book.

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You really, really want me to write these books--and as for both previous tiers, you're helping me do that.

As per the previous tier, I'll add your name to the acknowledgements of the books if you want your name to be added. 

I will also make first draft excerpts available as I write.

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About Michelle West

I’m Michelle West. (Also Michelle Sagara, but that’s not as relevant here.) Since I first penned Hunter’s Oath, which was published in 1995 by DAW books, I’ve been writing novels set in the Essalieyan universe.

The Sacred Hunt
The Sun Sword
The House War

I’ve envisioned the end of certain character arcs — Kallandras, Kiriel, Isladar, Stephen’s son, Evayne (and more) - and the books have slowly been moving toward those endings. I have started the first book in what was to be the final arc set in that universe.

That book now has no publisher.

But it still has an author.

I want to finish the final arc. I want to finish the threads of story that started in Breodanir. I want to write the entirety of what I called The End of Days arc, to finally reach the end of the many arcs that I began in the three series above.

This Patreon is the way I’ll be able to do that. I intend to talk about the West novels, and possibly share first draft attempts and chapters here. Writing is a process that shifts and changes; sometimes it’s smooth and sometimes it’s pushing large boulders uphill continuously until they don’t roll back and squash me flat.

If these books didn’t reach enough readers through DAW, they reached readers, and it’s both for those readers and myself that I want to finish them. I think I would try to finish the books regardless, but with Patreon the books won’t be waiting for me to find the free time or the spare time in a writing schedule I’d otherwise have to fill.

There won’t be very much here for readers who have no interest in the Essalieyan West books. This is meant to be for the West novels, and I assume that means it’s West readers who will support it.

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