Whelp, it’s been an era since you heard from me. Winter came and went and now we’re in the middle of summer. Sorry about the silence. Let’s get a quick blurb of what I’m catching up on and where we’re going next.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! Remember to keep large grazing animals away from your holiday decorations. 🙂
(lineart courtesy Christina Weinman)
Just updating you on life, what I’ve been into and how things are going. Thanks for the 400K views. 🙂
(I’ll have some big written blurb at one point, don’t worry).
Okay, guys. First week of April is here, and I think I’m finally back on schedule. Last weekend’s blog serial will be posted on Monday and the second episode this upcoming Friday at its appointed time. I’m amassing content once again so this should flow smoothly.
In case you hadn’t picked it up, I’ll post the official schedule that I’m working with so you know what to count on:
- Reviews = Mondays, 12PM: I do a report on a book, game, item or such and give you an opinion on it.
Storytime = Thursdays, 6 PM: I reach into my life experience and share a story of some sort with you.
Blog Serial = Fridays, 12PM: I pen a fictional story about Heather, a troubled, clingy and anxious girl who has a tendency to tangle with the paranormal. Set in the same universe as “Endless Sky” and after the main story.
Tutorials = TBA: I’ve been asked, told and been piling up some tutorials for various things in the last year. These are too hectic to post every week, so they will be posted once monthly. Have not decided on a date, but as soon as I finish one for posting I’ll let you know (and update this entry)
Other Topics = As Needed: There are smaller various topics I’ll post from time to time. Smaller fiction pieces, announcements, life happenings and so on. These are random and sporadic, not set to a firm schedule.
In other happenings, I’ll be looking into changing the template for my site at some point. I’ve had some users complain that the text is not enlargeable on an iPad and makes it hard to read, especially my blog serial. I’ll definitely be looking to resolve this so I don’t lose my reader base. I do listen to your suggestions!
After a long and stressful battle with attempting to get this edited and the delays with no results, I finally am at a point that I believe that I’m happy with it after doing what I should’ve done in the first place, edit it myself. With great joy I’m pleased to announce that The Haunting of Rotherwood was released onto Amazon and Smashwords today, which will filter down to most major retailers in the next couple of days. I’ve also gotten it up on Gumroad, too! I’m overjoyed and relieved that my first solo 20,000+ word fiction piece is finally available for people to read and check out.
I sincerely do regret that this wasn’t ready for you to read around Halloween of last year. At least you now know the story behind my banner image of the two girls around the guy with the lamp. 🙂 Enjoy!
An update is well-warranted at this point. Probably sounding too stern, but some serious stuff has happened in the last two weeks and need to catch you all up on what’s happening. Do note this was composed two days ago and is now being auto-posted on Saturday.
First, hours at my job has significantly decreased. This hasn’t changed for almost a month now, so I am on the search for either new employment for full-time work online. Most of my waking hours has been spent in such avenues. I have been semi-successful with the latter, so when I’m not looking for a job, I’m doing other work online.
Recently I had a 90-day exclusive agreement with Amazon regarding the distribution of the first Michiko Bates book. This has recently ended, allowing me to push the book to other major retailers.
Book one hit the three major outlets of iTunes, the Nook store and Kobo a few days ago, including Smashwords and Scribd. All are linked below:
- iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/michiko-bates-chronicles-beginning/id1092351318?mt=11
- B&N Nook Store: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/michiko-bates-chronicles-janeil-harricharan/1123510661?ean=2940152914320
- Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/michiko-bates-chronicles-the-beginning
- Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/619567
- Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/303791881/Michiko-Bates-Chronicles-The-Beginning
The book will show up in other spots such as the Gardners Library, Oyster, Flipkart and a handful of other outlets that Smashwords distributes to.
Hello all! Hope 2015 has gone well with you! We have a brand new year to look forward to. There are things to plan, things to do, things to accomplish.
As you know, I have a few publishing projects that I’m running simultaneously. I would like to announce the near completion of another work of fiction I’ve been working on. This project in particular is not co-authored; I’ve written this completely on my own rather than a collaborative effort. It’s also my first story in the horror genre.
Follow the story of three college kids getting wrapped up into a Civil-War themed Halloween masquerade. Before they know it, their outing takes a chilling turn for the worse as they find themselves at the doors of the Rotherwood Mansion. Together they must survive its horrors and solve the riddle to escape. The story is set in the real-life location of East Tennessee, playing off the urban legends of a famous haunted house.
This book is actually finished in writing, and has been going through an editing process since August of 2015. I’m hoping to have it up to the public in early spring.
Keep an eye out for it. 🙂
It’s been a long time coming, but my Michiko book has finally seen the light of day for publishing! Last touches were put on it this Sunday, and it hit Amazon’s Kindle market not too long after. Still going through announcements in all of my known channels with this joyous news.
You can get your copy to read below:
Thanks again for all those who backed the Kickstarter project, those on deviantART, and everyone else who’s shown interest in this work. Enjoy!
Thought I’d drop in quickly and give you an official update on Michiko Bates and the progress it stands. I’ve been directing posts regarding art to go on the Tumblr periodically, but aside from the Kickstarter backers, haven’t really made an official statement in case something else gets majorly delayed. I think its safe to do so at this point.
Despite the Kickstarter failure, we still prodded on. Continued writing, continued drawing and whatever else. Now one year later, we’ve made a lot more headway that what we had originally planned. What had started out as a 40,000-50,000 word novel with 10 sketches turned out to be a 70,000 word novel with over 22 illustrations.