The Sci-fi Project

May 18, 2016

At last: the long-awaited update on Christopher’s progress on his science fiction novel, #TSiaSoS! We are all anxiously awaiting news of a publishing date and a link to pre-order, but we’re not quite there yet.

Christopher is in the middle of working through the story to refine and improve the plot, develop the characters further, and generally make the book the best it can be. Revision can be the hardest part of writing a novel—after a year or more crafting each paragraph with care, finally typing “The End,” and printing out the manuscript, it’s done, right?! Nope. Now it’s time to review, reflect, and revise.

So when do we get the book? Well, once Christopher has finished the first go-through, trusted advisors will read it and offer their thoughts, and then the book will be sold to a publisher—who will also propose changes. Between editing, designing, printing, and marketing, the earliest #TSiaSoS could be available for purchase is next year.

Rest assured, you won’t be bored during the wait! We’ll have awesome behind-the-scenes content, updates on publishing dates, and themed exclusives for fans on throughout this process. Check out the video below where Christopher details some of the brainstorming necessary to write a good science fiction book:

As always, thank you for your support and stay in touch!



p.s. Before finishing the first draft, Christopher was tweeting pictures of the manuscript as it grew. In case you missed it, see the full gallery below.

p.p.s. If you would like to see archived footage of Christopher talking about the science fiction novel, click the link below the gallery.

Click here to view archived updates on the project.

September 9, 2014

Greetings friends!

Many of you have been asking what projects I’ve been focused on. Well, after touring for Inheritance in 2011 and 2012, I started working on a couple of short stories. With the final book in the cycle complete, I needed to play around as a writer and try different things, not because I was unhappy with my writing, but because I had spent thirteen years writing in a very specific style, which had restricted my thinking in some ways. I had things arranged in a very certain way with the Inheritance Cycle. I wouldn’t use words of modern extraction where I could avoid it. Instead I used a lot of archaic words and structured my sentences in very complicated ways. I just needed to clear that out of my head and prepare for my next work.

So I did three short stories, one not so short story, and a screenplay—which unsurprisingly turned out to be a lot harder than I expected.

My current project is science fiction, as I’ve said elsewhere. I’ve spent about ten months doing research for it over the past year, talking to various professors and other people I thought might have some interesting information to help me build my new world. It’s a story that I’ve had in my mind for quite a while and it’s allowing me to try some new things that I haven’t done before as a writer, as well as tell a story that I think is very exciting.

As with every new project, it’s incredibly scary. And incredibly thrilling. As I get closer to finishing it and publication, I’ll be able to share more with you and give out some teasers. But when a book is this close to the beginning, saying anything more than, “Oh, I’m working on it,” can be counterproductive, because so much can change between now and when I reach the end of the story. That said, it’s going well—relatively quickly—and it’s really fun to be working on a new book. My main hope is that people will enjoy it at least as much as the Inheritance Cycle and, if I do my job well, hopefully more.


P.S. If you would like to read a bit more about this topic, check out the article I wrote for Barnes and Noble here.

P.P.S I’ve been tweeting pictures of the progressing page count of this project. In case you missed it, see the full gallery below.

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