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Friday, February 28, 2014

So close . . . but no cigar. Yet.

So it's the last day of February.  And KM isn't done.

It's not that I haven't been working on it like a fiend, but the simple fact is I was in the hospital for four days, recovering for a few more, and then got the flu.  Now I'm more or less recovered and my family has the flu.  Oh, my new artist came by to visit.  Flu.  Now my wife has pneumonia.  Lovely.

SO . . . even though I hate missing my own self-imposed deadlines as much as you do, this one is gonna get missed.  A bit.  But not by much.  I'm still grinding my way through the final, and when it's done I'll get it up as soon as possible with the Last Of The Sucky Covers.  Just give me a week or so to catch up, and we'll be golden.  If I don't come down with something even worse.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Final version of Magelord should be up within 12 hours . . .

This one includes more maps and a few sketches of Sevendor, ostensibly by Minalan's folk.  Most of the spelling and grammatical errors are fixed, but email me any that I missed and I'll update accordingly.

Oh, yeah.  Knights Magi will be out this month. When I release it, to make up for the pricing fiasco that accompanied the release of Magelord, I will be selling the book at the $2.99 pricepoint for 48 hours.  After that it goes up a buck to $3.99 and stays there.  It's over 150,000 words, I think you'll get your money's worth.

For all of you who hate my covers, I've hired a real live artist whose name shall not yet be revealed to do all of my covers.  Gone will be the castles.  Knights Magi should be the last book in the series with a lame castle cover . . . and the first one with a new, human beings in action cover.

For all of you awaiting word of Trask's Odyssey, I'm about 70% done, but it is both longer and more complex than KM, so the short fantasy book got done first.  Sorry about that, it just worked out that way.  I actually have to take a lot more time with Space Viking books because of the legacy.  For Spellmonger, I can make shit up more easily.

Special thanks to Emily Harris, my editor.