So, yes, I had pretty much vanished for the last year or so. Without getting too much into it, I was feeling terrible and now I’m feeling terrible less-so. Now that I’m back, though, I’m committed; I’m gonna write no matter how much it sucks. I mean, I’ll try writing good stuff, obviously, but the only promise I’m comfortable giving is that I’ll be writing.
To be more specific, I’m working on the Gast Academy series. I’ll be writing two stories concurrently. The “main” one is going to be private until it’s completed and published. The second story is going to be a web serial. That basically means it’ll be chapters released weekly, like a TV show but for a book. The purpose of the second story is really to help me flesh out the Gast Academy world and give me more creative freedom to just write. Write without too much worry of my self-critiques and inhibitions. Write whatever comes to mind. Write to make me feel good about myself. Blah, blah, blah. Don’t expect it to be perfect, polished, or even have the most solid of continuity and plotting. Like I said, it’s a more free-form style of writing, but I’m pretty confident it’s gonna be an entertaining read regardless.
Anyways, that’s all I got to say about that. I’ll be posting an update in the coming weeks when I start uploading chapters.
In case you missed it, I’m working on a new book now. I’ve been doing worldbuilding in secret for like half the year and it’s time to unveil it! I’ve got a wiki-esque site for it, so you can learn more about it. CHECK IT OUT!!!
Long hiatus, I know. Been going through a weird time, but I’m getting back into it. Unfortunately I’m not continuing the Vincent, Survivor series. It was a hard decision, but due to depressive sales and reception, making a followup would be an exercise in futility. Instead I’m pursuing another series I’ve had on the back-burner. I don’t want to give away too much yet, but I can say this is a way bigger undertaking than the first book. The outlines all done and I’m just finalizing some world-building–even going to make a wiki for it. The wiki’s mainly going to be for myself to keep track of all the details, but I’ll probably link to it so anyone interested can look through it.
Hope you all had a good holiday. I’ve been taking a break from writing but I’ll be getting back into it when 2017 hits me in the face.
No exciting news otherwise, though. But look what I found instead–mediocre comics I did after graduating college because I had nothing better to do. This one felt appropriate given my recent dog wizard creation.
Basically, it’s really important. If you haven’t yet–or god forbid haven’t read my book yet, like some kind of pleb–do it! I’d be sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo grateful. It helps out a ton in finding new readers. Also telling people about the book is a great way to find new readers. WINKY FACE! You can lend the book to someone, even if it’s the Kindle version; Amazon lets you loan it to people.
Anywhooo, here’s the Amazon page to leave a review on: https://www.amazon.com/Vincent-Survivor-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01EZED8XC/
And if you have Goodreads, too? Oh man leave a review there as well. That’d be dope: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30071743-vincent-survivor
Outlining is close to finished. My dog is still the most annoying distraction when I’m trying to focus on work. Doesn’t she realize I’m trying to complete my magnum opus?
Got the book planning rolling along now. Minus this upcoming weekend–for those of you in the know, you know why–but other than that things are going to be going full speed ahead on book 2. Details to come, people!
What a whirlwind week the beginning of August was. Not only was I running my first book promo, but it was also the week leading up to my wedding. I don’t know why I thought it’d be a good idea to do both so close together. Good news, though–both were executed perfectly. The wedding was a blast and I’m officially a married man.
As for the book promo, sales went better than I expected. It was real slow to start, and I was worried I was dead in the water, but it took off as it got closer to the weekend. The highest I managed to peak at was #30 in Dark Fantasy!
Next time I’ll hit #1 best seller, maybe? That’s it for now! Toodles!
I think the title sums it up quite nicely. Vincent, Survivor is discounted to $0.99 this first week of August (8/1 to 8/7). If you’re looking to get the Kindle eBook version, now’s the time to do it! If you don’t have a Kindle reader, you can still read it on any smart devices you have. All you have to do is download Amazon’s Kindle app on your phone/tablet/whatever. Buy it before the sale’s over!
Buy on Amazon for $0.99