Back into Writing

I’m going to try to start posting a little more regularly on my progress of my work, now that I’ve started up some more projects again.

Scope’s War is currently submitted to a new indie press that is getting started, so that’s pretty much on hold for the moment.

In the meantime, I’m working on a new project, with the working title of Kingdoms. It’s high fantasy with a dash of steampunk thrown in. Lots of sword fights and armies, and the magic system I’ve been working on is really cool, at least I think so.

I’ve also started working on map making using photoshop. I always loved drawing out maps, but doing it in photoshop really gives it some life. I’ll be trying to post maps as I make, them, ones that are just for fun and not for any particular project.

Rejected

I got my first rejection letter.

It was a positive experience I think. It is something any serious author experiences, something that I will likely experience frequently in the future. It also pointed out flaws in my own work and places where I can improve both my book and my pitch for future submissions. Now it is time to regroup and apply some new steam to get more submissions out into the world and find the right home for my novel.

Onwards and upwards!

Query Time

I put in 3 query letters for Scope’s War yesterday and I’m hoping to send out more over the next few days. I’m hoping that someone will see the gem that the book is and get it picked up. All I can do now is think positive thoughts for that.

On the rest of the writing front, I’m working through Part II of Darkness on Daen, as well as resuming work on my shelved alternate history novel Sands of Eternity. It’s fun to go back and look at my first major writing project and see where I’ve progressed. There is going to be a good deal of editing going on with that manuscript, but I stopped working on it when it was at about 40k words, roughly a third of the way through the planned story. I’m hoping to get more work done on that in the coming weeks, as well as trying to finish Darkness on Daen and some other short fiction I’m working on.

Updates on Writing

Well I’ve fallen by the wayside a bit with my writing, once again. Busy work days + a new early schedule have caused me to poop out at about 10 pm most nights, so I haven’t had much time at all for writing.

I’m hoping to get some done this weekend, even if only a little. I’m working on my various short fiction, but also editing my novel. Since I’m likely going to try and submit my book for traditional publishing, I’m trying to get it up to a nice standard. Whenever that time comes to submit it, I’ll then be able to wholly focus on short fiction. I’m trying to get my next anthology out by year’s end if possible.

In the mean time, Across the Battlefield is free all weekend on Amazon, and I’ve already had nearly 20 downloads this morning alone, so that bodes well for the rest of the weekend!

Another Giveaway

Hey everyone! I’m having another giveaway for Across the Battlefield. This weekend, starting Friday and ending Sunday night, ATB will be Free for Amazon kindle. It’s kind of my ‘end of summer, back to school’ sale, so pick up a copy if you don’t have one, or give it as a gift to a friend. As always, reviews are super appreciated and I’m hoping this giveaway might jump me up to the 10 review mark! Thanks for the support. Cheers!