INVERTIVERSE is still in development. The first draft was completed late 2016, then took a year hiatus to gather up notes and ideas for a revision. This new revision has been outlined, and is already underway. The goal is to get it finished by the end of this year, and have it released next year, 2019. With the illustrations and the orchestral original soundtrack that will be included, I hope the experience will be worth the wait.
Check back here for updates. Also, have a sneak peek at the new version of the website, which also features a new (and now more accurate) synopsis.
I should note however that it is no longer a trilogy, but a single novel. And the collar around the Dilophosaur's neck is actually what is referred to as a "cone of shame" that animals, such as dogs, have to wear so they do not bite themselves if they have a form of injury or disease on their body. Although the idea of it actually being an Elizabethan collar sure is hilarious, too!La novela "Invertiverse", proyecto de Derrick Davis, promete protagonismo dinosauriano:
11/15/16. Revised draft of Invertiverse is completed. PDF now available for close friends and other important people to view, along with the soundtrack album. While the novel is in a completed form, there are still a couple of illustrations and music tracks being worked on, but should all be done sooner rather than later. After feedback, there will be a final revision of the entire novel before submitting it to publishers. If none are acquired, it will then be self-published. #nervousyetconfident ...
Today marks the halfway-point of my own revisions to the entire completed novel. Some time off to step away from the story and come back to it with a fresh head on my shoulders was definitely useful. It gave me the right perspective to make all kinds of revisions I otherwise would have never thought of. I have also made loads of corrections, be it sentence structure or clear mistakes in general. All the usual things one must do to "actually make it good". I am more happy than ever with how it has all turned out, and I have a felling the second half of revisions will go by even smoother (the first half was always the most trouble-ridden and questionable).
To celebrate, I present to all of you one of the story's many creatures. Unlike most, this one is not something from the past or any kind of monster, but a real creature you can see today. It's a "goblin shark", and although a bit stylized and used in a way that would likely never happen in reality, I thought it was important to include a few things that weren't made up at all. There are plenty of creepy and interesting creatures in our own world we don't even have to imagine to be amazed by. One only has to go out and look.
Thanks to K. Patoła for the fantastic depiction. ...
Yesterday (08/10/16) I completed the final chapter of Invertiverse. The image you see here is a card I posted on an advertising board outside of the Frontier cafe in my town, immediately after completing it there. I celebrated with food and some drinks of the alcoholic nature afterward. Today, I revised that final chapter, and a few others, one more time with some last-minute ideas I wanted to include. Finally, it is now in a completed form. The entire novel is DONE. However, there is still much work to be done. Next month, there will be a full revision, and from there, another revision after select people get a look at it. After that, it is time to finally go after the "big boys".
The current stats of the completed, full novel: 115,007 words. Approx. 461 pages.
In other news, only one track left of music to complete, and only one more illustration. Nearly there, folks. Nearly there. ...