This is going to be fairly breezy, honestly.
COVENANTS: FOUR TALES OF AGREEMENTS has a story set in the same science fiction / horror universe (“Tour of Duty”) as my upcoming novel GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND. Also check out “Notes from the 2078 United Nations Antarctic Archaeological Survey” on Kindle Vella. Between the two, you should be able to get a feel for the world of the novel. Also, I get money. Win-win!
SEVEN FLAGS is simply not gelling, so let’s try something else. The RPG needed some vignettes anyway.
It took me a little while to figure out what song to have on autorepeat while I redid the first chapter.
Oh, it’s back at the editor, because the first chapter needed punching up a bit (got that feedback on multiple fronts, too). But GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND is two read-throughs away from being formatted for printing. …Damn. I wrote another novel.
Maybe I need a drink.
Recharging for tomorrow. I’m very much at the ‘get this sucker out the door stage’ of the book-writing process. I don’t know how people who don’t self-publish handle it. I mean, yes, selling GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND will be a whole thing, but at least it’ll actually physically exist soon. I’d be halfway through the traditional publishing path at this point instead of seven-eighths.
Also: I need to do a better job launching this one. More book signings, more interviews, the whole shebang. Going to work on that.
Queue the excited gibbering and meeping. I still have to go into the first chapter and punch it up considerably, which I will do… tomorrow. Tomorrow sounds good. Brain tired needs foods.
After that, I send GHOSTS ON AN ALIEN WIND back to my editor for another quick pass-through, just to catch whatever typos we missed the first time. After that… crap, it’ll be time to publish another book. This will be my fourth novel. Fancy that.
This will be important later.
I apologize in advance for the future state of your wallets. But it makes a good deal of sense, really. Lots of gamers buy Osprey’s military books. Lots of wargamers buy their books. Osprey has clearly decided that they should just eliminate the middleman and sell wargames to their existing clientele directly.Continue reading So, Osprey Publishing is in the gaming business now.