It is interesting for me to look back on my journey so far. I have always wanted to be a writer. For as long as I have known how stories were made I have been trying to make them. It is particularly interesting though that my first series was the Light Bringer. I have my wife to thank for that. She believed in these books before anyone else knew of them. It was her that pushed me to publish in the first place.
I had always assumed I would write one of my "old world" fantasies and query them until I found a publisher. Well, as most of you in the book world know, things are changing. Most people advise now, that even if you want to traditionally publish you should self pub. to start getting your brand out there.
These books have always been sort of an experiment for me. A test of the waters if you will. Interestingly, at least to me, is that people seem to really enjoy them. I am glad they do and have had so much fun writing them. If I have had one complaint it was that the editing needed some work.
As I move into the third book I aim to fix this issue and retroactively fix the first two as well. I was lucky enough in my blogging time to meet a wonderful person. You know her as Janie Junebug. I, luckily, now know her as my editor. I will be releasing a second edition of the first books that she is in the process of editing now and then she will take on the project of editing the third book in the series for me.
I am extremely happy to have her working with me and can't wait to see what we produce together.
A - Z
Quickly I want to mention this. New baby and all I was not sure if I could keep my commitment to do A-Z for the first time this year. I was lucky to find some free time to work on my post so thankfully it is a go.
As to what I am doing, I wanted to keep it simple. I love animals and I love writing so I am combining the two. I will A to Z my way through 26 unique animals and give a short writing prompt to go with each. If I finish them in time I will also draw a picture for each post.
Last, is a quick update on my wife. She goes back to the doctor on the 11th. So far she seem to be in good health and we are very positive.
Anyway, this is what is going on in my life, can't wait to see you all in April as we celebrate the alphabet. As always, have fun and keep writing.