January kinda blasted by and I can’t remember a lot of what happened, except that CoSine was a blast, and also very chill! I submitted a quick bit of writing to the “slush pile” (which is a panel of Professional Editors trained to critique written works) and they managed to get all the way through with only one hand raised. It was for the word “mumble,” which I used way too often. Much like real life. 😀 So that was gratifying!
School started in January, I was worried, and now I’m not. I’m only taking one class, an English class, and you can imagine how that’s going for someone who has written eight books.
Speaking of which! I’m working on formatting and releasing paperback versions
again for at least the Tales of Esper Ravenwood trilogy – which is why I have a new site banner now, that’s the cover for Revenant – and perhaps the others as well. I’d love to see the Redgate Chronicles in paper, but that’s a ways off. I’ve currently got the proof of Scourgemarked sitting on my bed, and am slowly chunking away at it between keeping up with school, Skyrim, and commissions. My goal is to get all the paperbacks out before the end of 2018, but we’ll see how that goes. Revenant is currently available, and if you want to find the link through this blog, it’s under “The Five Realms” and “Novels.”
I’m also working on a bit of a website overhaul, wherein I’m adding the “About the Realms” post as pages under “The Five Realms,” with updated information and satellite-style maps, now that I know a bit more about how climates work with air and ocean currents and whatnot. Omnia’s page is currently complete, for the most part, and Oberun’s is next, after I get a commission or two done. So if you want to know a thing or three about the setting but don’t necessarily want to dive into the novels, that’s the place to go!
On the topic of new books, I’ve kinda been working on two side-by-side, but neither of them are working? One of them was a continuation of the little snippet that got through the slush pile, and is I guess the newest iteration of All’s Well in Asgard, aka the Cursed Story That Will Not Work With Me. The other is Oisinson, which is the working title and is subject to change, which also hasn’t been working with me. I think I know why, though, and it’s because it’s an Esper Ravenwood (sorta) book that’s written in third-person rather than first. And I think Esper needs to be a first-person character for the later books in the Raven-Friend’s saga to work. Which means I have to rewrite it. Oh well. Let it never be said that authors don’t screw up sometimes.
So that’s where I’m at! There are a lot of moving parts going on right now, but my next paper isn’t due until the middle of March, so hopefully I can get my crap together-ish before then. See you soon!