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Updates: Edgelanders Audiobook, Sorrow’s Peak & Morovio

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edgelanders audiobookJust a quick update to let you all know the Edgelanders Audiobook has passed audio inspection and is now headed to retail. It will likely be another week or two before it’s actually for sale, but keep your eyes on the site. I’ll be throwing all kinds of confetti in the air when it goes live. It really sounds great and I can’t wait to share it. I know I’ve said this before, but Veronica did a fantastic job bringing my imaginary friends to life.

I had hoped to have Sorrow’s Peak ready to go by this point, but during my last round of edits I came across a few weak spots that need some vitamins, possibly a shot of steroids. Know I am working through them and will have During my last round of edits on Sorrow’s Peak I came across a few weak spots and I’m strengthening those now.

I am also consulting with a professional on some cover issues as well, so hopefully I will have a shiny new cover to reveal very soon.

That’s about all I’ve got at the moment. I’ve been swamped with inspiration these last few weeks. I wrote an entire first draft of a fanfiction novel between edits and rewrites, have been staring luridly at Morovio and trying to figure out why he’s been so testy with me whenever I take him out of his Scrivener document to torment him and working with clients.

There will be new things coming. Oh yes, there will. Thanks for being so patient with me. I’m going to try to be more vocal over here. I know I get quiet sometimes, but usually it’s because I’m noodling and trying to work through something I’m not quite ready to share just yet.

Morovio Needs Your Help!

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Morovio Rusted Memory CoverLast month I set up The Wanderer’s Tale: Rusted Memory all across bookstores. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords… It is free through all of those stores except for Amazon, and I’d be ever so grateful if you could help me set it free there as well.

What do you have to do?

It’s easy. Bounce over to the page for Rusted Memory on Amazon, scroll down to the “Product Details” and near the bottom of that section you will see a link that reads: tell us about a lower price. Click that link and a little box pops up asking you to list the lower price. Add a zero to the price box and the shipping price box. Beneath that there is a place where you can link to the lower priced item in another online store. Add one of these links:

Barnes & Noble

Apple

Once they have enough people pointing them in the free direction, they will slash the price and it will be free on Amazon as well!

I appreciate any and all help you can offer in this matter. It has been my intention for The Wanderer’s Tale to be free here on the site, and I want the first story in the series to be free on virtual bookshelves as well.

You can also help by leaving a review on Rusted Memory and letting people know you enjoyed the story! Reviews help us as authors more than you could even imagine, often encouraging a reader who might not be familiar with our work to give it a chance.

Sorrow’s Peak Update

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I am about a quarter of the way through edits and rewrites on Sorrow’s Peak, the second book in the Serpent of Time series. This doesn’t necessarily mean it’s any closer to being ready, only that progress is being made.

I’ve been working a lot, writing a lot of fanfiction–which is an easier commitment because it doesn’t take near as much time or effort since the world is already pretty well established–and avoiding finishing Lady of the Lake by Andrzej Sapkowski because I honestly don’t know if my fragile feelings can handle the end of those books.

My hope is to have this round of edits finished in the next two weeks, and once it is, I’d like to start planning the cover reveal and get the release date set.

So to those of you who are patiently waiting for Sorrow’s Peak, thank you for being patient and know it is coming! If you haven’t had a chance to check out Edgelanders yet, now would be an excellent time. I’d also be forever grateful if you told all your friends and their friends and the friends of friends about it if you read and enjoyed it.

And, of course, you can always adventure with the cursed, immortal bard Morovio, whose story is always free and available right here on my site! I hope to have the new Wanderer’s Tale story ready to share very soon!

Now, I suppose I should get back to work. These edits aren’t going to do themselves.

All Quiet on the Eastern Front

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I’ve been quieter than usual lately. I haven’t allowed much time for blogging and social media because I’ve been working a lot on editing the works of others while Sorrow’s Peak rests before I begin the next round of edits and rewrites.

I’m anxious to get back to work on it, though I know if I charge in too quickly I won’t be in the right frame of mind to make it all I know it can be. I miss my characters, especially Finn, who likes to nudge me when I’m busy with other things, asking when I’m going to come back and pay attention to him. He loves attention, craves it like stick-fingered children crave more candy, and if I’m not paying attention to him, he gets… wolfy. Starts threatening little rampage tantrums. Silly U’lfer…

I’ve been writing a lot, though. In the last two weeks I’ve written and completed four novelettes and a short story, all fanfiction set in The Witcher universe. I share those stories on my fanfiction site, and you’re welcome to check them out if you’re a fan of games like Skyrim and The Witcher. I don’t mind at all, in fact, I’d love it if you had time to join me over there.

I have said a thousand times how beneficial to my own writing fanfiction remains. There is so much to be learned writing in an already established world, about character establishment and the building of one’s own world. I tend struggle with politics all too often, I don’t feel comfortable writing them at times, and yet politics almost always play heavily into fantasy. Writing in the Elder Scrolls and Witcher universes gives me an opportunity to meddle with politics, which in turn benefits the strengthening of my own world’s politics.

I am also working hard to finish the second Wanderer’s Tale, Things Worse Than Death, which I hope to be able to start sharing very soon. In the meantime, you can catch the first chapter, if you’re interested. The entire first tale, Rusted Memory, is available for sale, just $.99 right now, and includes the whole first chapter of Things Worse Than Death. It’s available on Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes and Barnes and Noble. Eventually it will be offered here for free, but if you don’t like waiting you can get started now!

Soon, I will be revealing the cover for Sorrow’s Peak, so for those of you looking forward to that, stay tuned!

 

The Wanderer’s Tale: Rusted Memory, Part Six–Death, Sweet Fleeting Mistress

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The Wanderer’s Tale: Rusted Memory Part Six

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Want to catch a glimpse at Morovio’s next adventure before it drops here on the site? The entire first chapter of the second tale, Things Worse Than Death, is bundled in with Rusted Memory for just $.99 on Amazon and Smashwords.

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Rusted Memory Special Edition for Sale

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Morovio Rusted Memory CoverFor those of you who’ve been wandering with Morovio I wanted to let you know that The Wanderer’s Tale: Rusted Memory is officially for sale for $.99, with the final chapter and a poem to finish things off.

This drops a few days earlier than the usual Wednesday release here on the site and it comes with a special bonus. That’s right, it comes with an exclusive first look at the second story that will follow in the series, Things Worse Than Death. The entire first chapter of that story is included for your reading pleasure, so you can get a jump on Morovio’s next adventure a couple weeks early.

You can find it for sale on Amazon and Smashwords, and like I said above it’s only $.99. Eventually it’ll be free everywhere, even on Amazon, but if you don’t want to wait or there’s no extra money in your budget for a short ebook right now, don’t sweat it! There will always be a free version of this story available for the time being. Chapters will arrive here on the site on Wednesdays. You just might have to wait a little longer for the first chapter of Things Worse Than Death to drop on the site, as I don’t want to start posting it regularly until the final word has been written (and I’m very close, but there may be a week or two between the beginning of Things Worse Than Death and Rusted Memory.)

If you’ve been reading The Wanderer’s Tale and enjoying it, I hope you’ll tell a friend about it and encourage them to subscribe here on the site so they don’t miss a single update.

Stuff and Things and Things and Stuff

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I have been slacking on the blog posts over here since last week, I know. The truth is I’ve been really busy writing and sharing some fanfiction on my other site this last week.

After finishing Sorrow’s Peak, which is now safely tucked away until I’m ready to dive back in and start tearing it apart, I wanted to keep writing but on a slightly lighter level. As it turns out, I can turn out fanfiction like nobody’s business. From Thursday through Monday I wrote a grand total of about 35,000 words. I started and finished a little novella in The Witcher universe, finished one of my Skyrim novellas and made progress on another Skyrim piece I hadn’t touched since last summer. It felt pretty good to keep writing on a lighter note, and by the time March said it’s final farewell, I’d put in a total of 102,690 words for the month.

All in all, it was a grand and productive few days, and this year has been great for getting things done. From January 1 through March 31, I wrote 259,556 words. that’s practically a George R.R. Martin novel in just three months. Some of it was fanfiction, most of it was not, and I’m really proud of myself. I’ve stayed committed, set reasonable goals and managed to surpass them each month. I kept writing even on the days I really didn’t want to look at a single word

Now, however, it’s time to get back down to business. I have some really exciting things coming up  over the next few weeks, including an announcement about The Wanderer’s Tale, the cover reveal for Sorrow’s Peak and a few other nifty little tidbits I can’t wait to share.

The day has just begun, and I have a lot of work to do today. I hope wherever you are, you’re doing exactly what you want to do.