A personal look back

I am not normally a reflective or sentimental person but ARSH 2019 has been quite the year.  Foes and Rivals went live 366 days ago, so I can call that 2019-ish.  After losing over two months when my copyeditor of five years ghosted me, Worlds Without End came out in October.  “Crosses and Doublecrosses” has been ready since just after Thanksgiving but the H1B’s at Kindle think the cover is flawed (it’s my cover!  Publish the tanjed thing!).  My short story collection is effective ready to go, only lacking a cover and copyediting, which I shall have completed in January.

In meatspace, my eldest daughter went off to college for Aminal Science/Pre-vet and is thriving to the point she’s spending part of May and June of 2020 at a college on Hokkaido.  I changed employers for more pay and – more importantly – more time off to write.

Time which I have been using to write [working title] “Crusade”; 33.5k words since late October and the city of Savannah is only now about to be attacked.  I suck at war stories, it seems.  This shall end up either being a very large, 3-part novel, or I’ll break it into three distinct books.  I’ll know when they show me the scenes.

Thanks to all who follow along.  God willing, I’ve so many more stories to tell in the time I have left.  Happy New Year!

Pirate Twins, 7

Skipped dinner to knock this out.  I’ll grab some cheese before bed.  I introduce three new characters in 1200 words.  I hope that violates MANY guides to Proper Writing.  Not sure where this is going tomorrow night, but I’m pretty sure busty, bossy Libby will be in it!

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Once Upon A Time…

This is a new blog I’ve just created, to separate my own personal works from those of 3-AR Studios LLC.  That WordPress link is here.  My esteemed colleague, Will Deonne, has his own website, here.  It had been slowly but surely creeping me out over the last several posts that my personal content was the only thing going to a website that should feature the content of our combined efforts.  Admittedly, we’ve not done much together, recently, but that does not mean we shan’t ever again.

That led to this.  Will has an astonishing repertoire of written and drawn works, whereas I have – at this posting – only my first traditional novel.  The second is due out within days, I’ve an illustrator hopefully lined up for #3, and I’m starting work on #4 tonight, after I get this set up.

Having said all that to say this:  let’s have fun!