It has been a long time since a proper update.
2019 has been a reset year. I wanted to refocus on my writing. So far so good!
I have two first drafts out in editing right now: Chosen 2 and a super top-secret project that I will be sharing with you soon. I'm very excited about both. Chosen 2 is going through Waterstone Media like the first, and the second book will be self published.
That is all the news I have, really. I'm still busy planning, writing, and publishing. Things like my facebook page and this website have taken a back seat while I'm busy churning out content. After a few releases, though, I'll be posting more consistently. 2019 is going to be a big year.
My super awesome publisher sent me an author copy of Chosen by the blade, and after a few small changes, it will be going live on Amazon (there it is on the left - cool right???) I will be ordering a bunch of copies and giving them out to friends and family, so if you are interested, let me know.
Chosen 2 has taken some wild turns, which is slowing me down, but it is worth it. I am confident that this new story will be just as entertaining, if not better than Chosen 1. Either way, I just wanted to stop by and say hello.
I've also recently discovered Goodreads.com - as an author, I feel like I should of heard about it a long time ago. Oh well. My profile is up to date on there now. Check it out!
Have a great day, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Chosen by the Blade has been out for about two weeks now, and it is performing as well as we hoped. It is always fun to see something you worked hard on actually go somewhere. People (that I don't know!!) are finding it on Amazon, and reading it every day. It is mind boggling to me. So awesome.
So thank you to all my friends and family that have been hyping my up and listening to my dumb story ideas. Also, thank you to all the new people out there that came across my book by chance. It is a pleasure to write for you, and I hope you all enjoyed it.
If you have read it - feel free to leave a review on Amazon. Every review is worth ten sales (or something like that, I just made that up).
I am busy writing Chosen by the Blade 2!! The rough draft is almost done, then on to editing! I will make sure to keep you all posted on the progress.
I cannot describe how excited I am to have this thing out. Even with little to no advertisement or mailing list promotions, It is outselling my other work. The money is cool, yeah, but more importantly, people at READING IT!
By the time we released CBTB, I was tired of reading it. The editing process was long. Don't get me wrong, it needed the editing, but it got to a point where I just wanted to get the damn thing out. Man does it feel good to have such a polished product out, though. I can say with confidence that this is my best book to date.
I will leave it at that for now. I am getting close to finishing the second Chosen. Still no release date on that one, but I will keep you all posted!
Basically, the time line I talked about in November was way wrong. A lot has changed since then.
I ended up going for a semi-traditional publishing deal with my good friend, Ryan. It has been a great experience, but it slowed the process down... way down. We have gone through several rounds of edits, each taking at least a month.
It has been slower, but I can proudly say that this will be my best book yet. I will probably (maybe, perhaps, who knows?) be released in July. Trust me, you will know when it does.
Fun fact: I'm already working on the second book in the series!!