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As of 6:57 this morning, according to my Amazon email, Revelation went live on Amazon!

You can find it by clicking here.

As of yet, it is not available on Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. I expect them to be online at these retailers shortly. In the interim, you Kindlers can go ahead and get started!

Excitement!

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Revelation Release Date

Posted: September 29, 2013 in Announcements

I really hate to make this decision, but I’m going to have to postpone releasingĀ Revelation for another week – two at most.

I committed to releasing on October 1, and tried my very best to meet that goal. I am working tirelessly in order to get it out as soon as possible. Once Revelation is ready, I will post everywhere there is to post so that people will know.

I am incredibly sorry, asĀ  I’ve already told people personally/through email that the book will be out on the 1st. Expect it to be out sometime early to mid-October now.

Now, the reasons. The manuscript was orginally a mere 49,000 words. After three rounds of edits, it is now 72,000 words. I have a lot of extra words that I had not been counting on, which means editing takes much, much longer. Once done with a final round of editing, the manuscript still needs to see the copy editor. Copy editing is pending upon my completion of the final version of the manuscript. As I said before, this could be a week, two at most.

The positive of this is that Revelation will be released with very few typos and be a more complete package. I could release at my projected time, but I don’t feel it would be fair to you as readers to release something that wasn’t yet ready. Things come up, and I couldn’t have predicted how much the manuscript expanded. I guess that’s more story to enjoy, but all the same, I will take it as a lesson not to bite off more than I can chew, as well as give myself a little more cushion when timing my releases.

As much as I’d love to release a new book every two months, the reality is, I work a full-time job that makes this very difficult. I will know better for next time.

As always, thank you for your patience and continued support! You guys are the reason I write, and hopefully, you’ll all bear with me for another week.

I’ve Started a Facebook Page!

Posted: September 20, 2013 in Announcements

This is something I’ve been thinking of doing for a while, but I have finally done it. It’s online, and can be found here.

I think Facebook is the best place I can connect to readers. It’s how I connect with the authors I like, so it’s probably a safe bet that it will work the other way around. As The Wasteland Chronicles has been picking up a little more steam, it’s my hope that I can use this page to connect with my readers.

Hey guys! Letting you all know that Evolution is now out! It can be found on Amazon at this link.

I had a lot of fun writing this one. It may be the best one yet. In the back of the book, it even has a glossary that defines many of the terms found within the Wasteland universe (fancy, huh?).

And just because it’s so awesome, I’m going to post the cover again.

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It’s about that time again, folks! Book 3 of The Wasteland Chronicles, Evolution, is pretty much done, barring a few minor details. Here is the very awesome cover done by the series artist, Luke Atkinson! And yes, those are dragons!

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Expect the book to drop on 8/8/2013, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Kobo! I am getting PUMPED!

Extending release date

Posted: March 29, 2013 in Announcements

I hate to do this, but there is no way book 2 will be ready to go by the time I said it would. I’m on my second proof, and there needs to be at least one more after that – in addition to some beta readers, incorporating their feedback, and hiring a copy editor. Hopefully all of that should not take long. I could post it as is right now but there are still a lot of problems with it and that would not be wise.

I’ve been slammed in reviews for grammar – while my writing is not as bad as a lot of stuff that’s published, it’s not at the level I would like to be and I’m willing to pay a professional to do it. I’m still looking for a decent copy editor, and hopefully I can have something worked out by this weekend.

I tried to get this book out from start to finish in about two months. I just now feel like it’s getting within publishable range, but I really didn’t give myself enough time to finish it. For book 3 I’ll take at least three months.

Hopefully when I get it out it will be fully ready.

Well, I did it. I completed my fifth book (it’s fifth I think?), and soon-to-be published third book.

Origins was a lot of fun to write. A lot of fun. Probably the most fun of any book I’ve written. I think the beginning is kind of slow…but once it hits word 20,000 it really picks up.

Then again, I don’t think I can tell until I go back and read it. I hope to have it finished and online by March 31. I hope. I know editing is a very, very long process. There might be problems with content or plot I wasn’t aware of while writing. All these things will reveal themselves, but I promised myself and my readers that it would be out in March, and I’m trying my best to meet that goal.

The good news is, the raw product is there and it just needs to be refined. It’s a lot longer than I originally planned it. It’s technically a novel now, and not a novella, at about 54,000 words. I needed that much to tell the story without rushing it – yet at the same time, some of it might be superfluous and can be cut. Like I said before, I need to read it first to see. I guess readers will get more bang for their buck, and it sort of addresses the semi-complaints that the first was too short (although, I meant it to actually be shorter).

I’m excited to go back and edit it. That might sound weird, but I’m really interested in seeing how the story actually reads. I’ll probably break from it for a couple of days…maybe more. I wish I could for at least two weeks, only I don’t really have the time for it. I really want to get started and have it done as quickly as possible.

For better or worse, Origins is here.