Saturday, October 1, 2022

October 2022

 We've made it to the month of spookiness, let's jump in.

First off DragonCon was fun. The panels were nerve-wracking for me, but I think I did okay. Medieval Times was a blast, Black & White knight for the win. We're hoping to do it again next year, but likely won't have more news on that until after January.

Now in book news, DW3 audio has come out. The shift in narrator has jarred a few people, but it's good. Travis had asked to step away, and I won't ask a professional to do something they don't want to do. Thankfully Stephanie was willing to step up for us. Here's the link if you don't already have it.

The sad news for DW is that DW4 will be the last book of the series. I'm going to soft close the series, so I'll have a chance to pick it back up later if things align. The honest truth is that the series was never a big earner, and it kept dropping off, book 3 barely covered costs. I hate it when series have no closure though, so book 4 will be the soft cap, much like AG8 did for that series.

In other news Binding Words 9: Accord just came out on Ebook format. Sean and family are working hard to get settled into the city of Accord this way they can take on Truestrike. For those who've already read through it, I hope you enjoyed it. I'm thinking 3-ish books might wrap the series, but I've been wrong before. Time will tell, but until then here is the link.
Binding Words 9: Accord

This does mean that I'm currently working on AR6. Different trying to fit a year of troop training into a single book. Especially since there is a tournament at the end of the year. I'll have to see how things go, but I'm warning you now, there are chunks of time skipped as routine sets in. It's currently slated for a December release, but we know how I am with releases, I'll get it out as soon as I can.

After AR I'm not pushing to DW4 right away, but going to unleash the sci-fi series first; Antecedent's Legacy. AL will touch on mecha, spaceships, space stations, but also twist with fantasy. It won't be crunchy sci-fi but handwavium sci-fi as it'll feature nanotech and AIs. That would likely be the first book of 2023. The book is already written so it just needs the editing phase.

It'll be after AL launches we'll get right back to rotation with DW, LV, BW, AR. As that'll be the last DW AL will slot into that spot as long as it doesn't tank out on me like Resurrection Quest did. TIme will tell.

Now in audio news, Andie has a small vacation that she'll be taking, she deserves one. But after that basically all of November and December she'll be working on my books. She's confident she can get the backlog caught up, not sure if she realizes I'll add another book or two before she gets to the end of the year, but she's determined to give it a go. She's also agreed to handle Antecedent's Legacy for audio. Which I'm excited for as a few characters will be interesting to hear her take on them.

Last but not least this month also marks my 6th year published. October 3rd 2016 is when Last Horizon: Beta was finally uploaded by Amazon. Nearly a full year after I finished writing it, as we struggled to edit the first book for nearly a year before I said fuck it. If you're reading this on the 1st, good news you have a chance to hit the giveaways on Facebook and Discord. They stop on the 3rd, so a very short window. Good luck.

That covers it all, I'll see you in November, month of giving thanks.

Daniel Schinhofen