Dungeon Runner 2

Novel · 40% Complete
Dungeon Runner projects 4, 5, and 6 now redirect here.

Dungeon Runner 2 represents the novel version in the Dungeon Runner trilogy. It takes place after the haunted house dungeon and the third Eizel episode.

If you liked the haunted house dungeon as much as I did, you’re going to love the new dungeons featured in this book! It’s my goal to push the envelope of what is expected in a dungeon. So expect some crazy new dungeon themes, puzzles, and monsters. :)


3/19/2023: +15 to project completion, woot! This week, I added just under 16,000 new words and finished the first two parts of five. Part 3 has some fun ideas that I’m trying to wrangle. All and all, it was a good week.

I think 15,000 words is a healthy goal. For this next week, I’m going to cut one of my writing sessions because I found that if I don’t study in the mornings, I struggle with focusing on it in the evenings. My brain doesn’t want to learn. It wants to play Halo or the Diablo 4 beta (which has been a lot of fun).

To hit 15,000 words next week, I’ll need to average 500 words per 50-minute session. I’ll be pushing myself for 600 since I averaged around 650 words per session last Thursday. Let’s see how it goes!

3/12/2023: Added 10,000 new words to the book and threw out my outline. I keep going back and forth on whether to discovery write the story or outline it first. Having an outline tends to improve my writing speed, but I find the story less enjoyable or engaging.

A story flows from one tiny detail to the next. These tiny details form logical cause-and-effect chains for everything. Outside of plotting large events, there’s just no way to know what these tiny details will evolve into.

When I outline, the chapters tend to shrink and become focused on the outcome rather than the journey. But it’s the journey, IMO, that makes a story enjoyable, not simply getting to the next cool thing. This is a constant struggle. I’ll keep experimenting as I aim to add 15,000 words to the book next week. :)

3/5/2023: I finished all of the rewrites this week, which gives me a clean point to write new words starting tomorrow. We’re going to see how having an outline of the story helps me write.

My biggest challenge, I believe, is writing myself into corners. With a nice little map to guide me, hopefully, I will stop doing that, haha.

2/26/2023: Dungeon Runner 2 is about 14,000 words right now. Most of this was written before I decided to make Dungeon Runner a trilogy, so I’ve been doing a lot of rewriting and planning.

I’m returning to outlining my books (instead of making it up as I go). Every night, I give myself an hour to think about the overall story, the premise, and what I think will make for a fun experience. This change should help me write faster while ensuring the story doesn’t wander from its initial premise.

We want awesome dungeons! And that’s what I hope to give you. :)

2/19/2023: The new novel form of Dungeon Runner 1 is nearly complete, which will allow me to return to working on this book. This project is no longer for Dungeon Runner 4. It now represents the second novel.

2/12/2023: I’m in the middle of some pretty big changes for the Dungeon Runner series. Since I can’t announce my plans (my second law), I’ll simply report on what I’ve done. Loopholes! Muahahaha.

This week, I combined Dungeon Runner 1, 2, and 3 with Eizel 1, 2, and 3 in an effort to make it a novel. I feel this format will work better once “things” happen sometime in the future.

My goal is to provide the best reading experience and value to my readers and listeners. But don’t read too much into this. Nothing is set in stone.

2/5/2023: Got feedback on the new Dungeon Runner cover, which has me making adjustments and trying new things. I also worked on the new map. But, unfortunately, no writing. Most of my time got sucked up into registering my business. That’s 90% done, so I’ll be back to writing next week.

1/29/2023: I did not make great progress on Dungeon Runner 4 this week, but I did make progress on the soft relaunch of the series. The new covers are looking great, and I can’t wait to share them. Besides that, my focus has been on contracts and forming an LLC. As always, lots to do!