Week 50 of 2022
December always brings so much fun stuff. Family, holidays, good eating. It also brings one of my favorite events in the SCA, Kris Kinder Market. It’s a time to sell, chat, and hang out with friends. I’ll be there this weekend, and as usual, be hosting the postrevel afterward.
I’ve spent the week cleaning and recovering, as well as catching up. Midwest GameFest was amazing. I sold far more than I expected, which is nice. I also met a number of local folk, and for the first time, am looking forward to gaming here in town. I even joined the Role-Playing Guild of KC.
Well worth the time, though it was grueling. Closing time was a little flexible, any time after 8pm. Opening was 10am on Thursday, and 8am on the other days. Add on a 40-minute drive each way and those were long days.
I had a couple volunteers to help some (thanks guys!), but really, they can’t sell my books like I can.
Knowing the long hours, being unsure of traffic flow, and having electricity meant I brought my laptop and set up like I would at Pennsic. I did get some writing done, more editing, and a number of emails, but the traffic was so constant I got far less of that sort of work done than anticipated.
That’s a good thing.
But I’ve needed to rest some this week. It’s been a productive week, but it has been slower than normal. It’s been the kind of week where I do a bit here, a bit there, mostly to keep myself going. For example, I got 1300 words written yesterday, but it was 100 here, 200 there between other projects.
Speaking of other projects. Pandora’s Box has done extremely well on pre-order. Thanks to all who have already gotten it, and for those who haven’t started the Heirs of Cataclysm series by Christopher G. Nuttall, you’re in for a treat when you do.
One of the other things I’ve been focused on this week is reading submissions for Bonds of Valor. Because GameFest ran started on the 1st and because I’ve gotten a lot of good submissions, I’m still a bit behind. I’m working my way through things and hope to have everything sorted and the winners announced next Thursday at the latest.
It’s going to be a hard choice. Thanks to all who submitted for their patience.
With that, I better get back to work. These stories aren’t going to read themselves.
What I’m Listening To
Rush’s 2112. There’s something here that’s strong as life. I know that it will reach you.
Quote of the Week
There are a ton of interesting people born on the 8th, including Sammy Davis, Jr., Sam Kinison, Kim Basinger and more. I chose one who’s older than most, Horace. Here’s a quote you know, at least, you know the first part.
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.
(Sieze the day, trusting as little as possible in tomorrow.)
– Quintus Horatius Flaccus
Dudes In Hyperspace
The latest show includes a thankful ramble through the minds of three strange dudes. Tonight, we record an important episode.
Cool Stuff In Eldros Legacy
- Khyven the Unkillable by Todd Fahnestock
- Seeds of Dominion by Quincy J. Allen
- Deadly Fortune by Aaron Rosenberg
- The Door Into Winter by Rob Howell
- Lorelle of the Dark by Todd Fahnestock
- The Forgotten King by Mark Stallings
- Embers & Ash by Marie Whittaker
- The Pain Bearer by Kendra Merritt
- A Murder of Wolves by Jamie Ibson
Get all the Eldros Legacy novels at: amazon.com/dp/B09Z9WVKYV
New Mythology Works in Progress
Rob’s Works in Progress
- Sowing Spring’s Wrath (3,213)
- Farewell, My Ugly (58,812)
- Rick Blaine (8,845)
- CB (8,418)
- The Feasting of Vengeance (3,405)
Again, we have 2 pre-releases this week.
First is Vortex Stingray, book 2 in the Covenant series by Kevin Ikenberry and Chris Kennedy. This particular book is Pacific Rim-style mechs by Kevin on his own. Breaking news: Kevin does everything well. Get it here: amazon.com/dp/B0BPCT7MQS.
Today’s Weight: 332.2
Updated Word Count: 425,697
Eldros Legacy Archives: 813 entries
Have a great week, everyone.
Creator of the Firehall Sagas Universe