Its power, which was beyond human
comprehension, cultivated dreams...
only time will tell how it ends....
What a novel idea -- the idea of writing what so many have
wanted for years: A Chrono Trigger novel! If the immortal
novelization of the amazing storyline of Chrono Trigger is what you've
been waiting for, then you've come to the right place! Take a look at
what's going on in the Chrono Trigger Novel Project and learn how you
can be a part of it all!
CTNP News & Updates (2015)
10/25/15 -- Aged
Like A Fine Wine That's how I see the CT Novel these days.
I have chosen now to make an update, because there is actually something to
report. I've mentioned before how recent years in my life have represented
a period of refinement for me both personally and professionally, with many
significant changes that have their own direct and indirect effects on how this
long-standing project is handled. Well, about 10 days ago I acted on some
of that which has been specifically gained on the professional level by placing
a call with a well-connected contact in the licensing industry. We
specifically discussed the Chrono Trigger Novel and a strategy most
likely to finally gain a serious audience with Square-Enix. This
development has motivated me to once again make the CT Novel a priority
achievement, right up there with my time spent on work and family. That,
my friends, is truly the biggest update I could hope to give you at this time.
To address the earlier
statement, "aged like a fine wine," to most (myself included), this project may
seem to go nowhere fast. In many respects, that is true, but it's all
about timing and readiness - not just for me personally but also for the fan
base, for Square-Enix, for the story itself, and for the overall market.
With the 20th anniversary of Chrono Trigger having passed with barely a
nod from SE, it seems safe to say that nothing truly new is going to happen in
this series without some kind of "awakening." To me, that perfect
awakening is in the retelling of this story in novel format, a completely new
and expansive way to broaden its reach and invoke a fresh breath of life.
Timing has also worked to the advantage of this novel's quality, which speaks
both to my personal growth as a writer as well as canonical developments over
time (most recently via the Nintendo DS version of the game) and a wealth of fan
analysis that has been extremely beneficial to help tackle loose ends and
enigmas. I primarily have both the
website and the CTNP's own forums to thank for that over the years. This
all helps me to tie all available story elements together as neatly as possible,
from the original storytelling medium of the SNES to the Playstation to the DS
to original Japanese script translations and on into Chrono Cross.
Rest assured that all of these are implemented into the novel as carefully as
possible, while the novel itself continues to stand with its own identity and
contributions to the story we all know and love, and what we hope to achieve for
the future. After all, do we not all ultimately hope for a new installment
to the series, something which gives us more appropriate closure following
Serge's adventure in Cross? I press forward fully convicted that
the CT Novel has the power to help affect this change and advance the series in
ways we have all hoped to see for so many years now. The popularity of the
Chrono series is indisputable. As recently as earlier this month,
Clevver Movies listed Chrono Trigger among 7 video games they would love
to see turned into a movie (check that out
here). Yet, we've seen minimal action from SE on this series, and I
have to assume there may be very unique reasons and challenges which contribute
to that. Whatever those challenges may be, I now believe that the unique
approach of this novel may be just the kind of advancement we need to finally
turn the tides and advance this series.
There are actually a few
website updates to report, which include content updates to the
Personal and Contact
pages. Right now my focus is on the novel itself, as finishing this is the
most important thing of all. As I'm able to dedicate time otherwise, I
will go through the various pages of this site and the forum for updates and
highlight them here. Finally, thanks for hanging in there with me and
believing in this project. As you can see, I'm still in the fight to make
this happen, so keep your eyes peeled for more to come!
1/13/13 -- There
And Back Again With the recent release ofThe Hobbit,
this seemed like an appropriate enough header for this long-overdue update.
Indeed, it's true - there have been no updates to this website since 2011, and
even then it was minimal. I sincerely cannot believe how quickly time has
passed. In all this time, as I've worked on my professional and family
life, this story and its novelization have never left my mind. For
whatever reason, its pull has been more prominent than ever, and I am back to
going through all the details and notes of the current novel in preparation to
complete editing and add new chapters. I do this, because I still fully
intend to get this novel published, in the most reasonable and effective
To those of you who
still check up on this site and contact me about the novel's status, I send a
resounding thank you. Your continued involvement and encouragement
only further empower me to press forward and make this the best literary work it
can possibly be, both for the fans of Chrono Trigger and the general
public who know nothing of the classic game.
As you'll see in today's
"Novelist Watch," I am also further pursuing Square-Enix. I have found a
generic contact for certain product inquiries and have more recently discovered
contact information for a specific individual within the company's USA
headquarters. I'm hopeful that an avenue to success can be achieved by
methodically following this business process and remain confident that Square
will see this as a worthwhile undertaking. As always, whatever happens, I
will press forward to ensure this novel hits the shelves!
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