Yay, I didn’t write 2022! Who wants to bet that I manage it anyway during the next couple of months? Anyway, let’s discuss what’s going to be happening in the coming weeks, and my progress.
First of all, Dawn of Chaos was slowed down by the holidays, and weather, but not stopped. It’s currently sitting at ~90,000 words, which is pretty solid, and moving forward. My gut feeling is that it’s going to end up being about 130,000 words, but I can’t say for sure until it’s done. I also need to get cover art for it, since I haven’t been sure what scene I’d want to depict for this one. We’ll see how it goes, but I’m hoping for a March release on this one.
Speaking of artwork, I’ve commissioned quite a bit of late, possibly more than I should have. I have the finances for it, rest assured, but it’s something I should mention. In particular, my Patrons voted to have an expensive piece created that I’m working on finding an artist for. The next one I’ll probably be sharing isn’t an art piece, persay, but rather a map! I hired the cartographer Thomas Rey to make a world map of Senkar for me, and the map is very close to complete. It’ll probably require adjusting the maps I included in Through the Fire and Soul Bound slightly to fit the overall geography, but I don’t think anything vital has changed. I blame that on me not figuring out dimensions well enough. I’m really looking forward to sharing the map!
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but I hired someone to work on inputting all of my series into World Anvil for me. It’s going to take a while, because I’ve written a lot, but hopefully it’ll help me keep track of characters, as well as allowing all of you to look them up. None of them are complete yet, but I expect Astral Skies (that’s Eve of Destruction) to be caught up to Mistress of Chaos in the next few weeks. I’ve asked them to work on the currently in-progress series first, then they’ll be going back through the others.
Anyway, that’s everything I can think of, at the moment! Feel free to ask me questions if you’d like!