The Fate of Champions Released!

Well, it’s done. The Fate of Champions, the third and final book in the Dragon Bond Trilogy, is finally out in the world for all to see. This is probably the most exciting book release for me so far because it finishes the story I started three years ago. I’m so thrilled that it’s done, and everyone can now read the whole story.

I hope you enjoy it, and expect more from me soon. I have a few new series that I’m working on in Gondril as well as a new series in a completely new world.

Thank you for taking this journey with me. I hope you had as much fun as I did. 🙂

Goings On

Things are still moving. I apologize for the lack of updates. Holidays, new babies, house hunting, etc… I did finally get the last round of edits back from the editor, which took a lot longer than I expected. Not because there are a lot of edits, there really aren’t, but because he was just really busy. It’s a cutthroat business.

I’m going over the edits now as well as reworking The Burden of Faith for republishing with a new cover. Baptism of Blood and Fire was already republished with a new cover (which I love) and will be available in print pretty soon. I’m sort of rebranding the entire series with all new covers and print versions, which is not something I had explored thus far.

Exciting stuff. For me at least. 🙂

Sorry for the delays, but thank you for your continued patience. It’s all coming together very soon.

The Fate of Champions

The third book is with the editor for the last time, as well as beta readers. I’ve gotten the cover done and even commissioned new covers for the first two books. They look awesome. I can’t wait to get the whole series rereleased so you can all see them in their new, shining glory.

The third book is titled, “The Fate of Champions” and will wrap up this whole trilogy really nicely, I think. It’s a fitting end to the story I started two years ago. I had no idea it would go where it did, but I’m really happy it did. I plan to blog a bit about the process of writing the trilogy once the final book is out.

It’s been a huge learning experience along the way. I’m sure it’s nothing new for someone who’s been writing a long time, but for me, it has been a constant string of surprises and fun. I’m happy that it’s almost ready to share. I’m happy to be finishing the story.

“The Fate of Champions” will be out before Christmas.

Getting There

The rewrites on Book 3 are coming along nicely. I’m thrilled to say that I got the cover art back from the artist, and it is awesome. I can’t wait for everyone to see it. In fact, it was so good, I decided to have the same artist redo the covers on the first two books for an official re-release and rebranding of the series.

So, that’s what I’ve been working on. Mostly getting the edits done on Book 3 (over 10k words added, and I’m not done yet), and then making a list of small edits I want to do on the first two books before I rerelease.

Along with the repackaging, I’ll also be releasing all three books in print for the first time. While I’m not a print reader at all anymore, I hear some people still are. So, when I commissioned the art, I had full-wrap covers done so that I could get some beautiful books printed. I’m actually kind of excited about it, even though I won’t actually read my own books in print. It’ll just be neat to have them. 🙂

Thanks for reading. Now back to Book 3.

Book 3 Update

Well, I’ve got the first draft back from the editor, and things look really good.  Surprisingly, the editor thinks I need to add more, which is not the advice he usually gives. 🙂  I’m into the rewrites now and hope to have it in the hands of beta readers in just a few weeks.

Still looking at a late-October release date, but the cover artist I really want is not available until some time mid-November. I haven’t decided whether or not I can wait for him, so I’m probably going to have to find another artist. We’ll see.

It really IS 1985 again!

“You’re playing the most phenomenal game ever created.”

I wish someone would make a whole series of awful commercials for games I love. 80’s-style commercials for modern-style games.

You know, something like this that takes a wonderful, complex game and reduces it down to a couple of suburban white kids around a table looking scared and confused. That’s not how D&D was at my house. Unless someone brought a girl.

Status Update #2

Still hammering out Dragon Bond Book 3. It’s completely finished, I just have to write it.

In other news, I have a new baby! And not like where people trick you and tell you they have a new baby and then it turns out to be a cat or a car. I mean an actual, squishy, squawking, pooping baby. She came about three weeks early, so my plans to get Book 3 done and off to the editor before her birth were squashed like so many dreams. She’s really, really cute though, so I suppose I must forgive her.

Dragon Bond Book 3 is about two-thirds complete in the first draft, which is not bad actually, given the baby and everything that goes into that affair. My current plan is to have it to the editor by mid-August and then published in October. Which is a year since the last book. Not bad in the old world of publishing, but it’s downright pathetic in the new world of self publishing.

In my defense, I finished three short stories and a novella this year as well, I just haven’t had time to get covers done and get them out there. They’ve already gone through edits and are mostly ready to go, they just need to, you know, get published and all. I’m hoping to get some of those done while Book 3 is with the editor.

So that’s where I sit for now.

Forward ho!