It never gets old.

Yesterday I received my first shipment of my new book, Dark Awakening:

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The fun of seeing your story in print never gets old.

It’s Live!

reGenesis: Dark Awakening is now available.

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You can get the Kindle eBook version here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NRBFJXC for just 99¢.

The print version is also available from CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5008279 and will soon be available from Amazon.

Both versions include a sneak peek at the first chapter of Son of Thunder.

Something New.

The feedback received after Tuesday’s flash fiction piece got me thinking. I had this similar story I’d written a couple of years ago. Should i do something with it?

 

So I pulled it out and dug in, updating and editing. I’m happy with the result and plan to release it soon as a stand alone short story.

 

Here’s the cover and blurb:

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After Heather Corbin died, her life took a real turn.

Reviving in a younger version of her body, Heather finds herself in a strange laboratory in the company of robots and a younger, sexier version of her husband Jim.

On top of that, she discovers she’s one hundred years in the future, and one of only a few living people on Earth. Does humanity even stand a chance?

reGenesis: Dark Awakening is a romantic short story set in a dark future world, featuring hot sex and romantic reawakenings. 18+

 


 

Will I do anything else with the reGenesis series?

Only time will tell. There’s certainly more to tell.

More good news

I just received word from my agent that along with Templars Gate she will also be representing my short story Dark Awakening. So I will now have two stories ‘in play’ as I finish up There’s no such thing as werewolves, which is turning out to be a very fun prequel to Templars Gate.

My new agent, by the way, is Saritza Hernández. She is the ePub Agent at the L. Perkins Agency ( http://www.lperkinsagency.com/home ). I am so thrilled to have her on board. I plan to do a ‘Meet my agent’ blog soon, so we can all get to know her better.

Right now I have a Letter of Agreement to fill out and send, and some writing to do, so until next time…

Steve

The days start to blur…

It was easier to blog about writing my shorter stuff. A couple of weeks as I finished up Templar’s Gate or the time it took to write and edit Dark Awakenings went by pretty fast, and I always had some progress to announce. Now working on my novel it’s a much different pace.

To some extent I am working harder, and producing more than I was back a month ago, but because there is so much more to produce in a 110,000 word novel, time seems to be crawling, and progress seems so much slower.

I’m not discouraged, and I’m not giving up. I’m convinced that Amulet of the Fallen God is a great story, that I really need to write. I get an average of 1000 to 2000 words a day, most days, and the story is unfolding in ways I never imagined. Characters are taking on lives of their own and the story gets richer and richer.

Only this morning I discovered that the elf king is mad (crazy mad, not angry mad), the elf mage, Emrilok, took the rap for his brother Fuesar, and that halflings did indeed survive the Gods War. Yesterday I did not know that. Tomorrow I find out just what made the king go mad. I think I know, but I’m never sure until I get there.

But, while little stuff like that is fun, when I look at the overall progress of the book (only about 1/3 done with the first draft) I see how far I have to go yet. In about a week it looks like my adventurers will have a huge mountain to climb. I know exactly what they feel like.

Still no word on the two pieces I have out, but I keep my fingers crossed.

Stay tuned,

Steve

Too long away.

A friend of mine reminded me yesterday that I hadn’t updated my blog in a while, and that a short posting telling him to look at someone else’s blog does not count. He’s right and I apologize, once again, for my lack.

I’m still waiting for word back on my short story and novella submissions. So there is no news on that front.

It’s actually been a very productive couple of weeks. Retirement is starting to settle into a routine. I get to work on my writing around 8:30-9:00 each morning and generally get in 1,000-2,000 words before noon. The plot is expanding as I go and the characters are coming much more clearly into focus. I’m at about 30,000 words so far, and aiming for around 110,000.

The most fun days for me are when the characters take the story in a direction I did not even see coming. I’ll be writing along, thinking I know where I’m headed and one of them will kind of kick me.

Character: “I would never do that, you know.”

Me: “But I planned on you doing that,”

Character: “I really want to do this instead.”

Me: “Oh, yeah, that’s a great idea.”

Character: “…and I want credit for the idea in the acknowledgment’s section when the book is published.”

Me: “Good luck with that…”

Dragon: “Can I eat him?”

Me: “Hmmmm…”

Till next time,

Steve

A very good week.

This has been a very good and productive week. Yesterday I sent out the completed manuscript for Templars Gate and this morning I finished the final edit and sent out Dark Awakening. I met my goal of having these stories out by the end of the month. I’m feeling very good about their prospects.

Next week I leave for a convention on Tuesday and even though I am bringing my new netbook with me, I doubt I will have much time to write. Also I will probably not have an update here on the blog until after next week. So I guess I have to consider next week a vacation week.

The plan now is to work on a story I’ve titled There’s no such thing as Werewolves which is a companion story set in the Templars Gate universe. Not really a sequel  the two stories happen at about the same time, and there are a few points where they converge. It’s shaping up to be a really fun story, not quite as dark as Templars Gate. I hope to have it finished by the end of September.

So a busy but fun vacation week ahead, then it’s right back to work, if I survive…

Steve