Thank you for checking out this post. There are three things I wish to talk about today:
Overlord Fanfiction and Volume 15: The Myriad Betrayals
But first, I must apologize for what happened during the previous Overlord Volume. I know from personal experience that nothing kills one’s interest in a web serial faster than not delivering updates when promised. And during the previous volume, my updates started coming out later and later and were several days late on a few occasions. Worse yet, because of the time crunch, the updates had to be published before my beta readers could go over them. Which resulted in many typos as well as some story inconsistency (some more glaring than others.) Sure, I went back and edited the parts afterward, but that doesn’t matter if most people already read the error-ridden version. So, sorry about that.
Now, for Volume 15, I am off to a great start. As you might’ve been able to tell by the update times, I am back to the old schedule with the updates being uploaded around 11 pm est on the previous day. I should be able to build up a buffer of completed parts during this week, which will ensure that the updates will be coming out on schedule and that my beta readers have enough time to go over the parts, and I can implement their suggestions.
Speaking of Volume 15, I wrote an outline for it, and it looks like it’s going to be a long one! Although I still need to write an outline for Volume 16, to make sure I have enough content for it. That aside, Volume 15 contains some slice of life parts as well as the remainder of the set up by the Slane Theocracy’s forces, the fight against Nazarick and the immediate consequences of that fight (ie. what happens to whom) as well as the end of Philip’s saga. As such, I will be breaking away from the usual 19 parts to a volume structure. Initially, I adopted this format because that’s how the fan translations were done. However, I’ve found this format somewhat restrictive, as some parts tend to be longer than others, not to mention having a set number of parts to work with can be restrictive too.
In this case, though, a 19-parts format is simply unworkable. Not unless I go to like 5k words per part (the usual length of my parts is 2.5-3k words.) So, this volume will contain an extra 5-10 parts. But hey, that’s a good news for all of you Overlord addicts 🙂
You can now support my work!
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Original Work – my first book
Yep, you read that right. While writing Overlord fanfiction is fun and has helped me improve my writing quite a bit, I am very curious to see how well my own story would be received. Can my ideas stand up to readers’ expectations? Only one way to find out. And so, my current plan is to quickly write Volume 15, ideally finishing it by early December, and then focus on writing my first book, while I release Volume 15 updates.
I’ll talk more about it in the future. For the time being, all I can tell you is that it’s going to be a litRPG. I plan to release a 10-20k word prequel, to introduce some of the characters and the theme of the book. This prequel will be available for free, so hopefully, you’ll all check it out. Although my book will lack the large member cast or the twisted characters that Overlord possesses, it should be a fun and entertaining read, and being fun and entertaining is all one can ask for from a book in this genre 🙂