So, the first sale of The Sky Thief has come and gone with a moderate amount of success, at least by the standards of its release so far. Thanks again to everyone who has checked it out, flipped through a few pages and given it a look.
With the sale done, I’m focusing fairly heavily on the second book, as well as a few shorts for Tumblr. I believe I have a short being released on February 1st in Down in the Dirt magazine, which is exciting as it will be my first short fiction published. It was a nice little conversation between two strangers I did called “Life Over Breakfast.” It’s not overly long (about 1,200 words), and I believe I have linked the online copy from the magazine, but if you want to read a nice little collection of shorts from emerging authors like myself, give it a shot.
Before I focused too much on other projects, I did want to update my old cover and have revised both the Kindle and Paperback versions of The Sky Thief with the above binding. I’m extremely happy with it! The paperback version on Amazon still shows the old cover, but that is simply because it hasn’t updated yet (it takes a couple days). Anyone purchasing should get the above when the order effective immediately.
There are some ideas floating around about how the covers for the Cloudkicker series will fit into an overall template. This is a good start and was taken with the lovely advice of my best friend, Brad Holten. He didn’t design this one, but if he did, it’d probably be even better. I took his ideas to heart, though, and hope he will fully design the cover for Sand Hunter when the time comes. If you need a designer, please give him a look. (www.bradholten.com)
In other real world news, I’ve recently started another job. It was a rough several months without finding anything, and as much as I love writing, it doesn’t quite pay the bills yet! So, I’m working at a lingerie store of all things. It’s… interesting. A fun environment, and it smells nice with all the fragrances we sell, but I’m only a few shifts in. The most interesting part about it is that I’ll be working a few overnight shifts, a definite first since my last gigs in the film industry a few years back.
I love nights. I feel more awake then, and certainly more creative. There’s something special about the quiet calm that settles over everything when it’s just you and a few others in an empty space. That said, it is also exhausting when staying up that late for work rather than pleasure. So, I’m going to try to balance words and real work as much as possible, but we’ll see how it goes.
Black Sails is back on television and off to a good start. That was worth a mention.
Until next time, keep reading!