Things have been busy since my last post, but it’s a Good Busy and not that Oh, God, Kill Me Now Busy.
While the separation from Ragnarok Publications is still ongoing, my Black Raven Series has found a new home. I’m mostly sure the Valducan Series has also found a new home, but we’re still in talks and I’ll make a big announcement once we’re all signed and pretty. I’m not worried.
In the middle of this all, I spent 10 days touring Israel with a 2-day hop into Jordan to explore Petra. It was amazing. I walked in several ruins, visited historic sites, floated in the Dead Sea, stood atop an aqueduct, visited many museums, and petted more than a few stray cats. I have piles of notes to use for future stories and even made several updates to Ashes of Onyx in some related areas (Those who follow my blog know that travel is my #1 source for inspiration).
My YouTube Channel has been shooting up in popularity. I had my first video to break the 100,000 views milestone. While I’m still but a tiny channel in a sea of giants, I’m growing. It’s currently at 4,500 Subscribers and has now made enough revenue to have covered my meager expenses (which means I’ll be spending even more on costumes and some half-decent equipment).
This upcoming weekend (September 22-24, 2017) I’ll be a guest author at FenCon. You can find my schedule HERE.
Finally, ASHES OF ONYX is complete. It surpassed my initial estimates and came in at 114,000 words. I’ve completed my full read-through, made many changes, and BETA Reader response has been extremely positive. It’s currently in the Querying Phase, which means its still a long, long way from any release. While a complete stand-alone from any of my other works, I have started toying with the idea of a second story set in the same universe. Still too early to tell.
That’s it for now. I hope to have some more announcements soon.