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Wow! The 9th chapter is complete! + Small Updates

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Cooper: Updates, updates! Good news all over! We just finished putting together Chapter 9, and can’t wait to move on to the next one!

By now we basically have the story outlined and we know exactly what should happen (and how) during the next chapters.

We’ve been building up on the evolution of our main characters, Aidan and Zack, and we can’t wait to show you! We love to see them in this dynamic, and so far they fit perfectly in our vision!

Now remember, this is just the first draft so far, the rawest it could be. Crooked handwriting, stroked text, ink stains and all that! We’re going to get through and edit and re-edit the whole document several times, until we have it complete, in the final format. (Just kidding about the ink stains, we actually use a pencil)

As for the book’s cover, I’m still working on it, still drawing, bit by bit. (I once tried drawing byte by byte instead, but I got an ‘unhandled exception’ — heh, computer jokes ^^ ). I just finished outlining one of the– *clears throat* main elements… which I can’t tell yet (otherwise Chris would -as he’d say- break my paws and then chase me all over the house). We’re debating if we should have a cover reveal before the actual launch of the book. But we’ll get back to you on that.

Also, keep your whiskers up and your ears perked for an upcoming Developfur Diary as we continue to work on our game.

Share your thoughts and leave a pawprint in the comments section below this post! :3

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Chapter 5 Finished – Things are going well

Trap Me 2 Chapter 5

We are writing and rewriting like crazy over here, implementing ideas and images that have buzzed around our heads ever since we finished Trap Me 1.

Is there anything in particular you’d love to see in the sequel? 😀 Write in the comments below!

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Trap Me 2 – Chapter 4 has been written!

Trap Me 2 Chapter 4

Just a quick update, we have finished Chapter 4.

Now we’re right in the middle of Chapter 5 and we kind of assume we might reach 20 Chapters at the end of this project.

Stay tuned for more updates about the book and the game!

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Book sent!

SentFriends,

This is it. We are checking our email every single day for the big announcement. 😀

The next thing we will write here on this blog is the exact locations from where you’ll be able to buy our book. Let’s hope the prices will be fair for everyfurry, we did our best to tone them down as much as possible.

Now it is only a matter of time and patience. Thank you for being here, with us, at the end of our journey!

*big group hug*

– Chris and Cooper

 

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1 Day Left!

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Today’s achievements:

Cooper – Sketched out an illustration for Chris to work on, as a general angle and vision regarding the artwork. Continued working on his own pieces. One and a half to go.

Chris – With the help of a friend, he put together the final version of the manuscript. Added the correct Font and the correct size, modified margins, inserted pictures. The book starts to take its final form.

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2 More Days!

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Today’s achievements:

Cooper – Rechecked some details on yesterday’s illustration. All good now. Started another one. Three more to go.

Chris – Tackling one last illustration. It’s a difficult one.

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3 Days left!

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Today’s achievements:

Cooper – Finished another illustration. Four more to go.

Chris – Rewrote the book blurb (back cover text) to fit with the choices you made through our POLL. (Took about 5 hours to make it perfect).

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8 More Illustrations to Go

Book Tribute - Elkin Books - From a Fan - LGBT

Friends,

The written part of “Trap Me!” is done. Yep, done. Completely. To the last little dot.

If you are curious:

  • it went through roughly 7 drafts and a half before finishing the final version of the manuscript
  • we just realized that we forgot to add a little thing in a paragraph — so we just did. Really. Two minutes ago.
  • the book had been read by someone who is neither gay nor a furry and he loved it. That’s a good sign. 🙂

Moving on to the CHECKLIST!

 

Write Book                                                     CheckFull

 

Edit Written Book (1st Draft)              CheckFull

 

2nd Draft                                                        CheckFull

 

3rd Draft Sent to Editors                       CheckFull

 

Editors Finished Editing                      CheckFull

 

Front Cover Finished                              CheckFull

 

Back Cover Finished                               CheckEmpty

 

Interior Images Finished                     CheckEmpty

 

Last Draft Check-Up and Publish  CheckEmpty

 

Yup, that’s pretty much it. Cooper is working day and night on the interior illustrations and the back cover so we can finally send this story out into the world.

We’re preparing a little “About Authors” section of our book. Is there anything in particular you’d like to know? Leave a comment, please. 😀

P.S. Thank you to one of our Google+ fans, Alva Swift, for writing our name in the sand, on an awesome beach somewhere. We love you too!

 

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One More Chapter to Go!

Trap Me - Book - Gay Novel - LGBT - Furry - by Chris and Cooper Elkin - Elkin Books6Hello! Yes, yes, yes! We’re back. Worked very, very hard but we’re back!

 

Yes, we are almost done, including that extra chapter we talked about. Here comes the most interesting part in a novel – tying everything together.

 

Why interesting? Well, this is the part where worries become very intense.

 

“Is it really that good?” , “What if this is all silly?” , “Perhaps I should just rewrite the past 5 chapters.”

 

This is not the first time we are dealing with this, even if it is our first official book that is actually being published (omg!). If you are a writer (or just curious), here are a few tips on how to get over it already! Click “Continue Reading”!

Continue reading

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Reached Chapter 7!

Dearest of fans,Trap Me - Book - Gay Novel - LGBT - Furry - by Chris and Cooper Elkin - Elkin Books4

We have reached Chapter 7 (out of 8). Let us celebrate by dancing the dance of our people!

*wipes tear* That was beautiful!

😀 We are almost theeeere!!!

Thanks to everyone who voted on our latest poll, we’ll take your answers into consideration! We’re gonna rest for a day now and think up the ending for the book. We already know what is going to happen… but we don’t know HOW it is going to happen, which is kind of appropriate as neither do our characters. ^^’

Biggest of hugs. Let’s finish this!

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