Few Dare Cross Its Shadow
The tower stood for centuries, a dark and forbidding figure against the horizon. Bremin toiled in its shadow his entire life, just like his father and grandfather. It did not appear the tower or Bremins’s life would ever change…
Until the day a tight-lipped stranger offered Bremin an enormous sum of money to guide him to the tower so that he may discover its mysteries.
Only, Bremin knows the tower’s power, and he fears what might befall them should they cross through the tower’s shadow.
A Tower Without Doors is a much-much-post-apocalyptic novella that turned out far different than I anticipated, as well as about twice as long. At first, I thought it would be a fantasy short story, and then things happened, as they usually do, and it became something else. It’s available in all the usual places right now (Apple should be along in a week or so – I’m going through them directly now, so I’m not sure how long that will take). If you want a paper copy, and you purchase from me, I’ll sign it and throw in the electronic versions for free!
There’s a quick preview on the book page.
I’ve been absent for quite some time. All sorts of life type things ruined my plans for November and December. I did manage to write every day, but it was at a snail’s pace.
But, 2012 taken as a whole turned out better from a writing standpoint than 2011 by a large margin, and I’m hoping to do the same again for 2013. I have big plans for this year, which include finishing up the A Wizard’s Work series and writing the next Lords of Genova book. This year is all about working on the series that I have in progress. It’s ridiculous for some of you to have to wait upwards of two years for the next book in a series because I can’t stop myself from writing up every new idea that I come up with. So, along with those two series I already mentioned, there will be another novella or two for Grim Repo, and another Zombies Ate My Mom novella, too (that one is already started).
I’ve decided to remove the individual book progress meters from the site in favor of an overall yearly progress meter, but even that might go at some point. The only real measure of how well I am doing is the number of projects I get finished.
So, what will you get this year, for sure (unless I get hit by a bus)? Here’s the list, in expected order:
A Tower Without Doors (Novella)
Fragments (AWW #2)
Minders (working title for a standalone short novel)
Coercer’s Lament (Lords #2)
Grim Repo 2
Reworked (AWW #3)
Zombies Ate My Mom 2
I have plans for other titles beyond these, but I’m not ready to divulge them. I will say, though, that if I don’t get hit by a bus, I think you will be pleased.
Yesterday, I finished the first draft of another novella. This one is called A Tower Without Doors. I started it out thinking it was fantasy, but it turned into a post-apocalyptic science fiction novella. It still reads a great deal like fantasy, I think, so those of you who prefer my fantasy to my science fiction may want to give this a try.
I also thought it would be about half the length. I am SOOO good at guessing how long things will be.
There are a few things that have to be done before it gets to you. Readers, editing, cover art, formatting. For novellas, it seems to take me four to six weeks to get these things done, but for some of them, I am dependent upon other people and their schedules.
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