Speculative Fiction Author
Okay, so despite everything, Tacomancer is proceeding on schedule. Maybe even because of everything... When I can't sleep, I tend to work. We're gonna put a date on this:
The Tacomancer and the Cursed Blood Knife is launching October 25th!
Art will be posted soon!
A bit of good news in our house: We adopted two new kitties this past week! We've named them Glyph and Dagger. They won't replace what we've lost, but it's good to have cats again.
During and after the passing of my cats, I took two full months off of writing. Outside of my eulogies on the About the Author tab on this page, I've only used my computer for a few D&D games with my Thursday group.
I'm easing back into things now. It's slow going. I had everything worked out schedule-wise for Tacomancer to be released in October despite my delay on Dropping the Keystone. But things changed.
I didn't plan for so much time off. How could I have planned for this? So as much as I'd like to plunge right back in and hit that October mark... I can't promise that I'll make it. I will post updated dates when I've figured out where I stopped and how much I still need to do.
We lost Scythe on July 5th.
I feel like I just did this.
We lost Mad Cat on the 30th of June. It wasn't exactly sudden, his decline was over the course of a month. In the wake of losing both Amulet and Mad Cat, Scythe's been diagnosed with a necrotic tumor at the base of his tongue. It's inoperable. I will be adding to my In Memory section at the bottom of my author's page. Mad Cat now, Scythe... won't be far behind.
DROPPING THE KEYSTONE IS OFFICIALLY HERE!
This one is bittersweet, to be sure. I took a week of bereavement leave. Tacomancer enters its final drafting run today.
Yesterday, one of our cats, Amulet, passed on. The morning started with an emergency rush to the vet, and in less than an hour, we were taking home an empty cat carrier. He was 17 years old, and the sweetest cat I've ever known. I'll be adding a memorial section in my About the Author section.
DROPPING THE KEYSTONE IS AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!
Such a great feeling... All the buttons are pressed. Dropping the Keystone is green across the board for its June 1st launch. I'm still waiting to see proofs, so keep those fingers crossed. To quote Dr. Ian Malcolm of Jurassic Park, "Anything can and will happen."
Dropping the Keystone Art!
I have a short story in an upcoming anthology from Pulse Publishing! 🤗🤗🤗 It's called 99 Tiny Terrors, edited by Jennifer Brozek. More news when I have an official date on the release!
Dropping the Keystone is still in beta, but progressing nicely. Art will be revealed on Monday!
Dropping the Keystone officially entered beta reading last weekend. I've started finalizing my cover art. It's going to look amazing! I'm working with brosedesignz again, and I've yet to be disappointed. We're getting there, guys!
It's official. Dropping the Keystone is going to be pushed back to June. I was hoping to have it out to my beta team by the end of the week, but I just reached the 70% mark on my final draft. While I won't call finishing by Friday impossible, it's highly unlikely.
I'm not moving The Tacomancer and the Cursed Blood Knife out of October quite yet, but it may be late October as opposed to early.
It's been a bit since my last update. Happy all of the holidays I just missed!
So over the New Year, I was down with Covid19. My husband caught it, too. We're both okay now. Relatively minor cases, all considered, but neither of us felt much like doing anything... I didn't write, didn't update, didn't get much done toward the goals that I have for this year. I'm trying to get everything back on track now, but there may be a few delays either for this year's projects or next years. We'll see where these things fall. As of right now, I'm still aiming for May and October for my two upcoming books.
There is something else in the works. I will share more on that soon!