Thursday, February 2, 2023

February 2023

 February is here, wow, the 1st month flew by.

Okay let's dive into what happened since the last post.
We had two more audio books come out. BW9: Accord and LV5: Luck's Holdings. Andie really went all out at the end of last year for us to get them now. Here are the links:

We also had a book published, Antecedents' Legacy 1: Antecedents' Legacy. The first of my sci-fantasy series that deals with a mercenary yanked across the multiverse. It features nanotech, spaceships, mecha, alongside fantasy races like slimes, kitsune, and Succubi. Been out two weeks as of the posting of the blog and doing well. Won't know how well until the 30-day window finishes, but it looks promising.

That leads us into what's coming up. Dungeon Walkers 4 is currently seeing previews on Patreon. It'll get published by mid-March, but we'll try for a bit sooner as always. That will be the soft-ending to DW as the sales have dropped off drastically. I did give it a nice bow to wrap things up. Hopefully you enjoy it.

On the audio front, Andie is going to be recording AR6 and AL1 this month. If you want to hear her doing the live recording, you can drop by her discord. Hearing the love, hard work, and passion that goes into getting it all right is amazing.

I'm currently writing LV6: Emerita's Boxing Day, and previews of that will start up in March on Patreon. It's been interesting some twists I didn't expect but made sense as I wrote them down. When it comes out I do hope you all enjoy it.

In other news, DragonCon has accepted me as an attending professional. No idea if I'll be on any panels until sometime in August, but I will update social media once I know. I know there is work being done for a 2nd annual Medieval Times meet and greet happening. No solid word on it yet, but things are being done to try making it happen.

The live chat for February will be at 3pm Pacific on the 15th. Live on Twitch, and then the recording will hit YouTube afterward. That is where i will answer questions, ramble about random things, and then give out challenge coins to five lucky winners. The coins now have a Antecedents' Legacy coin added to the ranks. Photos can be seen on Discord and Twitter. Facebook is being a little bitch about letting me update the picture.

That sums everything up for now. I hope you all have a great month.

Daniel Schinhofen

Sunday, January 1, 2023

January 2023

 We made it through the end of 2022...or did we? Time to wait and see how 2023 shapes up before we make that call. I'll be cautiously optimistic that 2023 will be a good year.

Let's jump in. First things first old news, well old for most of you, unless you only read the blog. Two audio books have come out since the last blog. Aether's Revival 5: Mages of Buldoun, and Bindign Words 8: Accorded Nobility. Links unde rthis section about audio books.
We've also handed off LV5 audio to ACX/Audible in the last day or will in the first day or two of this month. That gives us a projected, if ACX holds to their schedule, of LV5 audio coming out mid to late month.
Add in that this month I'll also be audio proofing BW9, and turning it in and we should see it out in audio I'd think early February. Unless ACX does funny no promises.
Accorded Nobility by Daniel Schinhofen - Audiobook -
Mages of Buldoun by Daniel Schinhofen - Audiobook -

Okay, let's just tap the last of the audio news before we press on with book news. Andie didn't get to AR6 before the end of the year. With ACX being the unreliable partner they are, I asked Andie to not try jamming AR6 in before her holidays. She will be getting to it in February, which means a likely March release for it.

Now onto book stuff. AR6: Magi Guard did well. Thank you to everyone who has continued to enjoy the story. I know the departure of Book 6 might have shocked some even though it was known about well in advance. I just hope you all stick with me into Book 7, when Gregory tackles his Adept posting.

That's not the big news for this month though, no, the big news is a new series starting up. Antecedent's Legacy is my Sci-Fantasy series that blends fantasy with sci-fi, but hand-wavium sci-fi of nanotech and AIs. I'll actually be doing a preorder for this before it gets published. No more than a week before and maybe as short as three days before.
I can only do this because I'm ahead of schedule for once. It feels nice having a bit of a buffer, and I hope to keep the buffer going forward, but time will tell.

Antecedent's Legacy will be taking over the slot for Dungeon Walkers. I'll be setting down Dungeon Walkers with book 4 which will publish after AL1. Sales dropped off precipitously for book 3, and instead of just leaving the series open, I'm wrapping things up softly in book 4. I personally hate series left without any kind of conclusion, so book 4 gives at least a soft ending to it, but leaves me the option to go back to it in the future if I wish to. Not sure it'll ever happen, but having that option is nice.

For those wondering what the schedule looks like for this year let me break it down by series intials and numbers: AL1, DW4, LV6, BW10, AR7, AL2, LV7....possibly BW11, as 7-8 books a year is my normal at this point so BW11 is a maybe before the year ends. Now of course, that is predicated on everything going smoothly for the year, so let's hope for that.

One more small note on audio here, Andie will be doing the recording for Antecedent's Legacy. She'll be doing it in February or March, which will catch her up to me as Stephanie Savanah is doing DW4. That will mean by mid-2023 we should be waiting for the audio before I publish another book. For all of my audiophiles, rejoice that we will catch up.

That should be everything, except for the monthly live chat on Twitch. This month will be the 15th at 10AM Pacific time. A Sunday morning stream, maybe we'll break records for people attending. Remember I give away the challenge coins to random winners each live chat, so if you want to try getting one you need to attend.

See you all in February, stay safe out there.

Daniel Schinhofen