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Three Short Updates

Despite not posting very many updates, I’ve been exceedingly busy.

First, The Dark Thorn has made its way to the printer. It is entirely out of my hands at this point. It’s an odd feeling. I’ve spent so much time with it over the last year and that time has largely been mine and mine alone. But now, the book is no longer in my hands. Other people have been reading it as an ebook. And now, the printer has the book and all of the files it takes to produce a trade hardcover book and a leatherbound edition.

The printer has assured me that the books will ship to me by the first week of December. It could be earlier than that though. I should have a firm date in hand within the next week or so. Stay tuned!

Second, I finished The Unfettered Knight, my contribution to Unfettered. The novella is 16,000 words, a lot larger than I had planned. But the subject matter required it. I’ve given the story a once-over and it is now with my personal editor. We’ll see how badly she wounds me with the red pen!

Third, editorial work has begun on Unfettered. While I am still waiting on one last story to come in, I am now re-reading the stories that have been submitted and giving editorial feedback. I have to be honest, this is new to me. I’m critical of my own work but it’s hard being critical of others, especially some of those people I really look up to as individuals and writers. But I also know I am a reader like all of you, and astute readers have a keen sense of what works and what doesn’t work in a story. I am hoping that sense will come to my aid.

All in all, busy busy busy. More updates to come!

7 thoughts on “Three Short Updates

  1. Hi, I am very new to the site, and have just started reading Dark Thorn. Really enjoying it and looking foward to the release of Unfettered.

    Just wanted to say hi, and thanks.

    Regards, Martyn

  2. Hi there,

    I sent a message via the contact page a few weeks ago asking whether it would be possible for me to buy a copy of ‘The Dark Thorn’ and add it to my copies of unfettered when they are dispatched and sent over, to try and save on the postage a little if it’s all going into a medium sized box anyway. Just checking back as I havn’t heard anything from you.
    Could you let me know If this is okay?
    Thanks

      • Unfortunately, the wonderful people of USPS decided to lose the signature sheets for the S&N of The Dark Thorn. After a week, we found them in a completely different city for some reason that is quite beyond anyone I’ve spoken with.

        So that’s set publishing back a bit. I should get the sheets back tomorrow and then Todd Lockwood and I have to sign them. Then it will be fully out of my hands. I will have a date for you Monday or Tuesday next week so watch this site for further details!

        Thanks for the support!

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