I’m busy as usual trying to get some writing done on a new series in amongst everything else. There are 2 big news items I had to mention though.
Firstly, Og-Grim-Dog and The Dark Lord has been longlisted in Booknest’s Fantasy Awards for best self-published fantasy of 2020. How awesome! There are 2 days left of voting for your favourite books so please go and take part.
Secondly, the audio for book one of the series is now live and for sale in most stores. I have all the links to the various places it’s on sale on the Audio Books page on my website. Chuck has already begun recording book two so hopefully there won’t be too long a wait on that one either!
This is a nice moment to look back and forwards at my writing plans.
Publication of my first series, The Weapon Takers Saga, is drawing to a close. All paperbacks and eBooks are released, including the boxset of books 1-3 which has hit the Amazon bestsellers ranks over the last 2 months. The release of the audiobooks will also be finished soon. Greg and Bridget have completed production of books 3 & 4. The Jalakh Bow audiobook is already released, and The Giants’ Spear is signed off and should be available on Amazon and Audible over the next few days.
Writing such an epic series has been a gargantuan effort for me. It’s been exciting to think about what other projects to turn to next. I’m not short of ideas. But I decided I wanted to write something a bit different and less complex, while staying in the fantasy genre. I’ve therefore decided to go for a series of shorter, humourous novels, centred on the character of Og-Grim-Dog, a three headed ogre. I’ve finished the first draft of book one. It will need some work doing to it, but the story feels more or less there. I would also like to finish the first three to four books in advance and then release them within a short time frame of each other, rather than have readers waiting ages for the next one. I will post updates on progress when I have them.
Meanwhile, there are two days left of my competition to Win all the paperbacks of The Weapon Takers Saga – enter over on KingSumo.
Well, that’s it for now, I’m looking forward to 2020 and I wish you a great year ahead.