I am pleased to announce that with the new year will come TINSEL RAIN, the sequel to my first novel FROZEN DREAMS. Set in the magical Kingdom of New California, Tom Vargas is back, and trying to Clear a Case full of dead mages, exploding artifacts, murky motivations, and rampaging constructs. Oh, and the Universal Dominion’s sent a new ambassador. That’s always fun.
The Kickstarter starts March first: further details will be given, closer to the date. I can say that the cover’s done and the first draft has been sent to the alpha reader. This book is coming out this year, knock on wood and the creek don’t rise. The Kickstarter is just going to help determine when TINSEL RAIN comes out this year.
Hope to see you on March 1st! …And before then, too. Obviously.
I started with a novella, you see. I don’t know if I can sustain 2K words a day for NaNoWrimo, but then I don’t have to. Even if I am aiming at 60K words, I’m already 29% of the way there. But it’s good to start as strongly as possible.
Short version: I gotta up the budget for having my books edited. As in, it is a matter of personal honor. Alas, that will absolutely push the publishing schedule for TINSEL RAIN back to the end of December 2022, so if I want to publish it earlier I’m gonna need to track down alternate funding*. That probably means another Kickstarter, in 1Q 2022.
I’m not actually joking, although I am damn well putting my own stuff first. International shipping times are getting worse and worse. If it’s not in a warehouse in the USA now, the odds of a toy or game getting to you in time for Christmas are pretty bad, and they’re not going to get better. Certainly not in three months! Excuse me: two and a half months.
I have to do more read-throughs on the novel, the chapbook, and the RPG supplement, which is largely what I was doing today. I’m sorry to say this is not a week where I can really be creative; it’s a week where I’m trying to pare down wordcount and typo-hunt. I’m starting to see deadlines from here.
My Patreon did not burn down, fall over, then sink into the swamp. After the rest of today, I am counting that as a legitimate win. But I encourage people to join my Patreon anyway. Weekly/monthly fiction and RPG writing, excellent value for a dollar a month. Alternatively, if you don’t want that kind of commitment… buy my books! My illustrated short story “Pickman’s Model: A Romance” is out this week.