Monday, November 1, 2021

November 2021

 Holy shit, it's November already. The year crawls by and yet vanishes when I turn my back. Okay let's get to the reason you're all here.


Things of note, first Dungeon Walkers 2, went out mid October. The continued journey of Stern, Cyra, Trish, and of course Pawly, as they run dungeons and try to find more crew mates. I enjoyed fleshing out the characters more, adding in a bit more world lore, and brining new friends into the mix. For those who haven't grabbed it yet, here is a link.
Dungeon Walkers 2 - Kindle edition by Schinhofen, Daniel. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Funnily enough Travis had a spot open up in his schedule right as I handed the book off to Mountain Dale Press. Which let him jump on recording it. Between his speed and MDP's in with ACX/Audible, well it's already out in audio too.

https://www.audible.com/pd/Dungeon-Walkers-2-Audiobook/B09K81TND3

That covers what has come previously, let's jump into the now and future news.

Andie finished recording Aether's Revival 3: Magi's Path. I've finished proofing it, and given it back to her for corrections. Which means ACX/Audible will have it in a couple of days. If they don't faff about too much you might have it before the end of the month.

She has other books, for Will, and another author or two to still get through, but the next book of mine she gets to will be LV2. Mine in order for her will be LV2, BW7, AR4, LV3. I'm hoping she can crunch them all before Janurary, but we will see.

As for me, I'm hard at work on Apocalypse Gates 8: One Nation, Under... The cover art is done, and I'm well into the book already. Still slated for a December release, and Patreon is already getting preview chapters. This will be the soft end for AG, Alvin and his wives will get to a good place for the story to pause. It's the end of the America arc that I had in mind when I planned out the series. I hope you all love it.

When I finish with AG8, I'll be sliding into LV4. That will get me back to my 4 book rotation; LV, BW, AR, DW. And I am eager to give you more of each series. The stories for each are just waiting to get put down onto paper, as it were.

On an unrelated note, I have paid a couple of people to put work into the wiki for me. This should mean it'll start to become friendlier and more useful in the coming months. For those who've asked me for a place for character information, it's being worked on. I'll also remind those who use kindle, that I try to always use the X-ray feature in my books, well the last years books, so you can tap a name and get a small blurb about who they are. The wiki will be there for audio listeners, or anyone who has a 2nd device handy.

For the few of you who like to attend the live chats I'll be aiming for November 14th this month, at 2pm PST. I'll post the links as normal in Discord and Twitter on the day of. So if you want the chance at one of the Challenge coins, stop by, hang out, and ask me questions.


That about wraps it up for me. I hope you all have a safe and good month, see you in December.

Daniel Schinhofen.


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22 comments:

  1. when you say soft end to the ag series, does that mean there is a plan to pick it up again in a year or two, or is it more of a "I may get to it, but I might not" thing.

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    1. More like I may pick it back up in 10 years. AG doesn't sell well at all, but I want to give it a decent enough ending I'm okay with setting it down until I don't have to worry about bills.

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    2. Wow, that's... sorta depressing. I don't get how AG isn't selling well, i honestly think its the best series you do, but, I don't have the numbers, and I get the need to write books that sell. oh well, time to set a 10-year alarm for when it starts up again. Hope circumstances change so you don't have to worry about bills asap, both for yourself and so maybe we get AG sooner.

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  2. When will Aethers Revival 5 come out

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    1. AR is in rotation, so it has to wait for the other series to all have their books first, which means normally 6-8 months from last release.

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  3. Grabbed DW2 as soon as I saw and loved it. It has something that I really have enjoyed in all your works and that is character development and a soft introduction to the characters as the story progresses.

    Some authors start their works with a wiki-page/block of text to explain their characters at the beginning and then wind-up their the MC a let them monkey-cymbal their way through the narrative.

    Your characters are introduced, grow, evolve and are revealed in their fullness as the narrative progresses.

    Can't wait for the next one, even if a soft ending for AG would be bittersweet as that is the first series I really got into of yours.

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    1. Thank you.
      Yeah it's going to be sad when I set it aside.

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  4. Quick question - do you have character art available for BW and AR, or is it primarily fan generated? If any is available, where can I find it? I am curious as to how your vision of them compares to mine.

    Also,I'd be curious to hear your inspirations for the characters, especially in AG. Friends, family members, random strangers, a recurring dreamscape, etc. Do you share that anywhere?

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    1. Patreon had access to most of the art. Most of it being quick roughs done by Grimmhelm, with a few fan pieces done by others.
      All of the above for characters.

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  5. Can't wait for BW8 to come out. Love that series. Hopefully it continues well into the teens. And hopefully it sells well and you enjoy writing it.

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  6. First off, I loved DW2, second glad to here about BW will be continued I was worried that it and AG was falling off...... sorry to here that AG wasn't going well. I have one question, Is DW the same world as Alpha?

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    1. Same world? No.
      Do some of the characters from Alpha World make an appearance? Yes.

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    2. is it set in Delta World?
      Shadow Sillhouette's husband.

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    3. Haven't herd delta is it a difrent series not on audio?

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    4. I'm not finished with alpha yet.

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    5. When you finish Alpha World, read Dungeon Walkers.

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  7. Let me say simply that I'm not happy with you. How could you possibly leave us hanging for so long! Okay, in all seriousness, I thought BW would be the one that I was heavily invested in. That lasted until AR came out. Now, i wind up rereading them over and over because I'm invested in the characters so much.

    Thanks for writing well crafted stories and characters we end up caring about so much.

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  8. Funny, I have had the reverse occur.
    Shadow, Sillhouette's Husband

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  9. With AG have you considered a Kickstarter? I would be willing to pay more to keep it going and if you don't hit the goal, you don't do the book. I know that there are a lot of hard core fans that would be willing to pony up more per book rather than say goodbye.

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  10. Well got to say I am super sad after coming here. I just finished AG 4 and was hoping to come here to see AG 5 coming out soon. Sounds like I might never see AG 5.

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    1. Aether's Revival 5, will come out in rotation. Which means 6-8 months between books normally.

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