June 17th 2018 Update

The Avatar’s Flames is up to just over 65,000 words, and I’m guessing it’ll take at least two more weeks to finish, possibly more, which would give around 90,000 words in length, at a guess. The first book is turning out a little more complicated than I anticipated, and I’ll warn that I’m not sure […]

The Avatar’s Flames Art

June Jenssen just finished the cover art for The Avatar’s Flames, and I love what she did with it. Some of my mental images needed to be adjusted because perspectives didn’t work right, and some of my color ideas would’ve been bland, but she helped fix them for me. I’ll note that I’m still working on […]

June 10th 2018 Update

The Avatar’s Flames is up to just over 52,500 words, so it’s coming along reasonably well. I’m hoping to have it far enough along to have the book up for pre-order when the Ancient Dreams Omnibus goes live, but I can’t make any promises just yet. The bad news is that I scheduled editing with my editor […]

June 3rd, 2018 Update

I got home on Wednesday, and The Avatar’s Flames is up to just over 40,000 words. That’s the tipping point of becoming a novel, according to the Nebula Awards… but it’s nowhere near done. I’m going to be trying to get as much done this week as possible, because I expect next week to be unpleasant for […]

Back with Art

I was going to say this in a different order, but decided against it. I returned from the convention yesterday, and while I did enjoy my vacation, in some ways it was exhausting (and a bad mattress did not help). While there I met an artist, Taylor Fischer, who I commissioned to sketch a character that’s been […]