Closing down the season...
It's been a pretty huge couple of months for me with the launch of two books at the same time! Both of them were in the same series, and I wanted to make sure that everyone knew I was committed to releasing this series as soon as possible. I'm finishing up the third book now and hoping to get it off to my editor, and I'm working to resolve all of the huge problems that the second book raised for our main characters.
A little background on why I released books I and II around the same time: I finished writing the first book in May, and I decided to hold off on launching it until I had the second book done and it was the right season for it. I love Halloween, so it felt like the perfect time to schedule a book launch. It turned out, though, that even giving myself a lot of time to prepare, there were still tons of things I wish I had more time to do with the launch itself.
Speaking of Halloween: I went trick or treating twice this year. My niece was so excited that she could barely contain herself (she's three) but after a while she got tired and I ended up carrying her. It was cold this year both times that I went, but it was also a lot of fun. My little sister (she's nine) got a chance to run around with friends, and we ended up getting lost in a housing development and spent over two hours finding our way back out.
I'm starting to plan out what I'll be working on next after I finish writing The Bishop's Legacy. I want to go back to the Graveyard of Empires series and release some more books there. It's one of my favorites, and the first one I ever really worked on. I have a series of three books I want to write that is set in the same universe with new characters and more of a horror feel, and I also want to add at least two new entries to the space opera series I've already started.
I'm also hoping to rework and edit those first two books (GoE and CoW) a little bit better to make them more presentable. It's been awhile since I worked on them, so a refresher will help me work deeper into the series. They are very different from anything else I've ever done, and since I've been fixing up all of my other books and putting more work into making it all cleaner I figured they could use a little love.
However, all of those projects are going to have to wait until I find a little bit more ambition and time to actually work on them. Real life has a habit of getting in the way and now we're right in the middle of holiday season. Time for family and friends, which means not a lot of time for writing.
Anyway, some other unrelated news: I finished watching the first two seasons of Rick and Morty. I love that show now and can't wait to see the next season. I also almost finished both The Mist and Stranger Things II on Netflix. Both of them were really good in completely different ways.
I also have Destiny II now, but I haven't really made it very far in the game. It's a lot of fun, I just don't really have a lot of time to play (especially when I'm trying to write as well). The copy I got was for computer (last time I got console) and it means the graphics are a lot better and using a keyboard and mouse is perfect. The only problem is, the game makes me sick if the lighting isn't right. I got some ginger chews to try out, so hopefully those will help.
I finally got to see Split as well since HBO picked it up. It was exactly what I expected, though a little better than the original trailer made it seem. I'm curious if the crossover will happen in another movie down the line with Bruce Willis or if that will just be a forgotten teaser down the line.
Anyway, that basically covers everything with my books and life right now! Feel free to reach out and let me know if you also enjoyed the new Netflix shows or if you have any recommendations for good television!
The Everett Exorcism and the World of Shadows
Raven's Peak and World on Fire
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It went incredibly well, but if you want more nitty-gritty details about it and want to check for yourself then you can view the above post. It goes into more specifics, and if you're curious about launching your own book and want to see how I did it that is where you should go!
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