A Letter to Me: Building Towards the Future

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Hello, Me.

There are a lot of things we want to do in the near future. We want to finish the main four-book series of Witch & Wolf. We want to release two science fiction novels. We want to make a career out of writing.

It's been busy.

But, things are crazy lately. We've produced a lot of books this year. Storm Surge flopped; I'm glad we wrote it, and we'll continue to series, but we haven't broken even on investment costs on that novel yet. Blood Diamond did well–we're actually making money instead of losing it on that one. Tales of the Winter Wolf isn't doing bad either; we're in the black there, too.

Here's the thing. We're moving soon, and winter is a good month for pure drafting. Beneath a Blood Moon nears completion.

Once we're finished that book, we are going to go into full draft mode.

Fans, readers, loved ones–anyone who cares, this part of the letter is for you.

I will likely not be releasing another novel after Beneath a Blood Moon for a year or more. I'll be writing, and I'll be writing a lot, but I've decided I will not be producing titles. I'll be working on them, self-editing, and preparing them for publication, but I want to be able to go on a drafting frenzy.

Editing takes a lot out of me, and once I get into an editing groove, it's difficult for me to break out of it. So, this comes with a silver lining.

2017 or 2018 will see a lot of titles from me. I fully intend on releasing a novel once every month or two for several months once I finish my drafting cycle. There are several reasons for this.

At the top of the list is money. Right below money is my upcoming move to the United States. I need to be able to focus on my real life and my family, and moving to a different country is very difficult–and stressful!

So, I'm writing. I'll still be blogging, but I won't be publishing for a while. I need the time to write without worrying about crippling my creativity with editing. I need the time to do other things.

Here are the books I hope to release in 2017/2018, once i have some money for the editorial work (and other things.)

  • Silver Bullet (Conclusion of Witch & Wolf)
  • The Tides of War (Requiem for the Rift King Book 3)
  • Project Zeta (Science Fiction)
  • Zero (Science Fiction)
  • City of Clocks
  • Rider of the Sun Horse
  • Royal Slaves (The Fall of Erelith Book 2.)

Many of these novels already have their cover work–or it is on the way. This was a hard decision to make, but I think my writing will be better for having the opportunity to spend a year simply writing for the love of writing.

I considered a crowdfund, but I decided against it. Instead, I will be saving the royalties from the books I already have out and using those funds to continue my writing career.

Thanks for bearing with me, folks. I really appreciate. I may not be producing novels for a year and a half, but hey… if George R R Martin can go six years between books, I can go a year and a half.

Sorry for the delays, folks, but this is for the better–for all of us.

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