TSC Production Journal #5: An Editor's Perspective

Hey, Worldhoppers!


We’re only a week away from the release of The Seventh Cadence by Jim Wilbourne. This is the first book in The Continua Chronicles and the beginning of a whole new world for you to explore, adventures to thrill you, and characters for you to fall in love with.


The last note before we launch the book is very special to us. It’s from one of The Seventh Cadence’s editors, Spencer Hamilton.


Spencer is basically part of the family here at Emergent Realms. We’ve worked alongside him in various ways both within Emergent Realms and in projects prior to our small story studio. We have a lot of love and respect for him and his storytelling skill (which you should totally check out here).


We couldn’t be happier that he had a chance to touch this project.



Spencer Hamilton on The Seventh Cadence


When Jim Wilbourne asked me to come aboard the crew of The Seventh Cadence as developmental editor, I was excited—of course I was excited, it’s epic fantasy!—but I had no way of knowing just how special a project I was joining.


My first inkling of this was when he shared the Google Drive with me. I opened it to find a treasure trove of world-building, of meticulous outlines, of maps, of character arcs, of timelines, of questions for the editor (I opened that one first) . . . It was immediately clear to me that this was an author who did not take his storytelling lightly. Indeed, he was going to great lengths to examine his world of Continua and its cast of characters from every angle imaginable, plus a few angles he discovered on his own.