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This is the final cover for my upcoming Sunweaver trilogy. Again, I’m in love with the great work the folks at Deranged Doctor Design did for me.
You can expect the first book of the series, Sunweaver, to be released by the end of February, but it may be ready much sooner depending on how the editing process goes.
Today, I returned to editing Sunweaver, and it’s looking like I might be able to release it earlier than I originally anticipated. I previously did a lot of editing work on this one back when I was pursuing an agent and a publisher, so it doesn’t need much work before it’s ready for publication.
I have a few changes I have to make based on what happens in the second and third books, but those aren’t major changes.
I’m already 11% through what I expect to be the final draft and proofread, and I look forward to getting this one out there for the world to read.
While I love my World in Chains series, I think I love this one even more. As a reminder here’s the cover for Sunweaver.
I’ve actually had this cover for a while. I’m not sure why I haven’t revealed it yet. This is for the second book in my Sunweaver series. Look for the first book, Sunweaver, to be released around the end of February.
I’m still working on the third and fourth books of World in Chains. At this point, I’m expecting the third book, The Gilded Empire, to be ready toward the end of June.
At the moment, a four-month release schedule seems like it might work best for me. That would mean three books a year, which seems reasonable to me.
Okay, enough rambling. Here’s the cover.
I am currently doing a promotion on both books of my World in Chains series. Empire of Chains is free through November 27th, and The Shadowed Land is on sale for #1.99 through November 30th. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to pick up Empire of Chains, this is it.
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Today, I wrote for the first time in over a month and a half. It’s been a tough road for me lately. Between work and school and depression, I just haven’t had the time or energy to get much writing done. Recently, the depression seems to be lifting a bit, so I was finally able to write a bit again.
I managed almost 2,000 words today on Godchild, the second book of my trilogy The God War’s Chosen. I hope I can get back into the swing of things. I still have about a book and a half to write in this series, and I also need to get back to work on editing my World in Chains series and my Sunweaver trilogy.
My next release will be Sunweaver, the first book in my Sunweaver trilogy. I’m hoping to get that out by the end of February. Following that will most likely be The Gilded Empire, book three of World in Chains. I don’t want to set any kind of release date on this one just yet. Ideally, I’d like to have a release every three to four months, but that may not be possible with other things taking up my time.
I’ll try to keep everyone updated more often.
It’s official. I found the time to work out everything and got The Shadowed Land published tonight. It’s the second book in my World in Chains series, and it’s not one of those stories where you can jump in after the first book. You do need to read the first.
In celebration of the release of The Shadowed Land, Empire of Chains is only $0.99. Or if you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read it for free.
Here’s the link to The Shadowed Land.
I’ve been writing a lot recently about finding the balance I need to be successful in writing and also with life in general. I wanted to do four or more releases a year, but I just don’t think that’s going to work all the time. My books are fairly long, so there’s a lot of writing and editing work involved.
When I considered this issue, I decided I’d aim for a release roughly every four months, or three releases per year. Life is busy right now, but I think I can make that work. I’ve already written eight and a half novels. That means I can focus mostly on editing those novels, and four months seems a reasonable amount of time to get those edits done to my satisfaction (while also having the time to write some new material).
A lot of self-published writers these days have insane release schedules. Maybe I’ll be able to do that someday, but right now, there’s no way I can make writing a full-time thing. I have to accept that I have limitations, and pushing myself too hard will result in burnout and worse writing.
Obviously, if I have a book ready before I reach the four-month point, I won’t have any problem releasing it earlier than anticipated. This will depend on how things are going with new material as well.
Overall, I’m feeling my way through how to manage a writing career on top of school and work and family commitments. I feel like this four-month-release plan is a good compromise. It’s not too far from what I wanted to do, and it gives me enough time to avoid high stress levels.