Hey there! I’m back. Did you miss me? I was on a much needed vacation to the sunny state of Florida. We had a lovely time. We visited the mice and various other fictional characters. Fun times.
We also made a trip to the beach.
Fun fact: the last time I traveled outside the states bordering Indiana was about a decade ago. I didn’t realize that much time had passed. I have no intention of waiting 10 years for the next trip.
Another fun fact: we drove there. The trip is like 17 hours. Due to the long commutes I’ve suffered through for the past several years, I’m not overly fond of being in a car. I want to fly next time, for real. That drive is for the birds.
My confinement in the car did give me the opportunity to work on several projects.
Rough draft descriptions for the rest of the short stories
A new outline for the scifi series
Outline for another book
And other randomly assorted bits
I didn’t do this next thing in the car, but it is complete.
This is the cover art (minus the title) for my upcoming short fiction series. I plan to use the same cover for all pieces in the first year. Well, the title will change, of course.
The font I used for my name is the “decorative” version of one of my faves, one called Cinzel. I love the way the letter swoops look like knife blades. It’s fitting for the series.
Why am I using the same base cover art every month? For the sake of both efficiency and recognizability. I’m trying to make things as easy as possible for future me.
I don’t have an ETA on the corresponding podcast yet. It will drop sometime after the book series launches but before the end of the year.
I decided to only record the short stories for podcast episodes. The novelettes will be too long and cumbersome to put together. I will release those as audiobooks, of course. I just need to figure out some sort of schedule. 🤔
As for the book 1 release, we are still a go for 8/5.
That’s all I have for now. My somewhat erratic blogging schedule shall resume shortly.