Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Back in the swing of things,

Due to middle section bloat, I decided to split up the book Skills and Demons : First Encounters, into two books. With the first weighing in at 142K words before editing and revising, its pretty hefty and for paper copies on Amazon that is about as big as I can make it without having to charge $20 per copy. After finding a nice stopping point, I took a month off to work on revising and rest some. 

That time has passed and I started working on book two, which I'm kind of iffy on the title as of yet. I have a rough outline, not as detailed as some previous projects, but its a start, and I'm aiming for 100K words. So far I'm at 10K words so getting there. 

If you want to start reading it on RR, the start of book two is, Not all the chapters I've written are up as of yet, I've scheduled a bunch to release over the next couple of weeks, but do know they are coming. My patreon has stuff as soon as I finish a chapter and run through Grammarly and do a once-through. 

Friday, June 19, 2020

Running free book promo

My journey in fatherhood started almost the same time I decided to start writing actual books instead of stopping after starting them.  

So figured I'd do something for father's day.

Running a free book promo on Amazon for Mortis Operandi: New Hire from, 

Saturday, June 20, 2020, 12:00 AM PDT to Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 11:59 PM PDT

If you don't have it feel free to snag

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Soon to be released june 22nd 2020

I am eagerly awaiting the release of my short story on Amazon. Counting the days until the June 22nd date, and hoping people read it.  While I know it is not going to generate thousands of dollars, my expectations are set more realistic, somewhere around a hundred or two. To be honest, if any money is generated it'll be more than what I had previously. I'm sure other authors have used this method as a way to fund their writing hobby, I should have asked around before I did it. 

Let's hope I'm not wasting anyone's time. 

Been working on the outline for the 2nd half of the novel, which now I should start calling it a sequel. The expansion of the middle from the first book really showed me how my first outline failed, or I failed in following it. Also I started making a map because as my world grew I started forgetting names, distances, and general terrain. 

Maybe I should not have given a pre-order timeframe. Oh well, we will see how it goes on Monday.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Finally, finished...

Ok, more like I'm finally at the halfway point. Started a project 10months ago. Planned one book initially then possibly a sequel. However due to the story wandering around and growing in the middle, I decided to split the one book into 2. At 140K words, if I kept it as one book, I'm guessing it would easily be 250K, which while nice, would not be feasible to get paperback versions at an affordable price.

Now that I have time to sit and think about it, I decided to take one of the short stories I wrote for the book and list it on Amazon. Figured it would help fund the cost of editing the main book.

Not much else to say, lots of ideas for other novels and books. I have an idea for a Colfax and Dead sequel, and even have ~7K words started on it, but I didn't have enough of a story to really write a sequel. The same with Cannot Tame the Wind, have an idea for book 2, but doesn't seem to be enough for a whole book. 

Of all the ideas in the past year, the one that seems to have some meat to it, is the Skills & Demons storyline. Part of it is I get to take all the horrible D&D memories I have and share them and inflict new ones upon the characters.  

It has been doing ok at RoyalRoad where I've been posting it, have gotten a lot of excellent comments that'll help when I start the revision. 

If you are interested in effectively beta reading, check them out, I'm doing two versions of the story, one with game text (crunchy) and one without (non-crunchy).



Also coming up on my 1 year anniversary for Patreon, if you want to toss a dollar my way, feel free, I typically post chapters to the Patreon 5 days before they hit on RoyalRoad. 

Either way, I hope my writing entertains.