Victory is Mine!

I don’t know that I’ve ever been so long away from the ‘ol blog. I’ve been away from social media as well. I haven’t even been seeking out the news as much. Usually I like to remain well informed about current events, but I’m honestly a little tired and disheartened by all that and just focusing on the people around me and the places nearest me. Doing the garden, digging the weeds, seeing my son graduate college, watching documentaries in the evening with my wife — and writing, and editing, and more and more of the same. Honestly, it’s only been in the last two weeks that I’ve watched documentaries with my beloved, because I was working nearly every night on revisions.

After many months of effort I turned over Upon the Flight of the Queen to the copyeditor and in a brief lull I’m finally taking care of a few things that have piled up around here. The revision took a lot longer than I would have liked, and it was harder going that I had planned, but I had some friends come through for me with vital feedback. The sequel to For the Killing of Kings is slated for a November release, and is going to include a map of the Allied Realms. As well as lots of adventure.

By stepping away from social media I gained a lot of time, and I’m not entirely sure I feel like going back. It turns out that I was spending more time on the Twitterbookgram than I thought, and while I know there are some people whose posts I’m not seeing because of that absence, I may remain apart. I’ve gotten a lot more work done.

I hope to post more frequently here, though, at least once a week again. I still have some correspondence to return. If you’ve written me in the last month or two, or had sent me something to respond to in the weeks leading up to that, you’re unlikely to have heard from me.

The third issue of Tales From the Magician’s Skull is just about ready for launching, so stay tuned for details!