Week 5 of 2023
What a week! It was so busy, I’m going to have to a list.
- Approved the cover for Hunting the Hart by Jon R. Osborne (Out February 21st).
- Approved the cover for Bonds of Valor (Out March 24th).
- Finished the manuscript for Bonds of Valor and sent to the copyeditor.
- Did about a third of the new edits for The Eyes of a Doll.
- Hosted a postrevel.
- Wrote 2 riddles (and had my first correct guess, way to go David).
- Read and responded an old slush submission.
- Wrote about 3000 in a new Firehall Sagas short story.
Not too shabby.
I also taught my wife Call of Cthulhu, so she can play a lawyer as a hero.
Next week, Saturday, I’ll get the ARCs out to the Hunting the Hart ARC team. By the end of next week, I’ll be turning my eyes to Where Now the Rider.
I’ve been building new processes after the lessons of 2022, and man, have they been working.
Speaking of which, I’m going to go edit some more. Have a great week.
What I’m Listening To
The sound of a mechanical keyboard. I’m getting to this update a little late after a long day of work and family stuff.
Quote of the Week
“Whatever the rights or wrongs of their affection, in the teeth of danger and despair love is entitled to speak its mind, and all others should be blind and deaf.”
I have a Patreon where I write Old English style riddles and provide snippets of my work. You can find it here: patreon.com/rhodri2112, along with a sample riddle.
First Line of Next Riddle (Coming Feb. 13th)
I live in the ground but my greatest is high above
Congrats to David for guessing the riddle from January 23rd. Great job.
Latest Snippet: Chapter 1 of Hunting the Hart, by Jon R. Osborne.
New Mythology Works in Progress
Magic has returned to the world, but so has an ancient foe.
Erin Donnelly, descendant of Cu Chulainn and Champion of the Folk, searches for Nechtan—her lover cursed to live as a stag for a year and a day. Enlisting the aid of allies, Erin maintains a vigil, turning back hunters and predators who might harm Nechtan in the wilds of the magical otherworld.
But when Stangr Iron-skinned escapes his imprisonment in the River of Time, he has one thing on his mind—revenge on Nechtan. Stangr’s thirst for vengeance takes him from the Seelie courts of the otherworld to the windswept Great Plains.
Can Erin find Nechtan before Stangr tracks him down? Erin beat Giwargix the Dragon-Slayer, but can she defeat a jotunn-blooded Viking impervious to blades and bullets?
Rob’s Works in Progress
- Sowing Spring’s Wrath (3,213)
- Farewell, My Ugly (58,812)
- Rick Blaine (8,845)
- The Feasting of Vengeance (3,405)
- The Wordbringer (3,082)
Today’s Weight: 340.8
Updated Word Count: 59,622
Firehall Sagas Archives: 742 entries
Have a great week, everyone.
Creator of the Firehall Sagas Universe