My first novella, City of Kaiju, is available for pre-order. Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Check it out when it launches, February 12th, 2019.
Hello, everyone. I wanted to bring up a few plans for my website, blog, and author career as we approach 2019. This year saw the release of two new works. My Cat Is A Monster, and Do Not Stare Into The Eyes of a Kitsune, both short stories you can read now. In February, I’ll launch the City Of Kaiju, my first novella and I shall do my darnedest to get Legends of Eifalia to an agent and push that out as soon as possible, hopefully by March’s #PitMad event.
But I wanted to primarily discuss the website and what I plan to do with it over the next year. I’ll have a proper goals post for New Years but I wanted to talk about the now. The main focus will be the blog updates. So I’m gonna run through a few things so you have an idea of what I have planned.
Fiction Friday is no doubt the most popular part of my site where I review short stories and novels. However, I’ve been struggling to meet deadlines due to family issues and I haven’t found much of a groove until recently. I’m not getting rid of this since I love promoting other authors. But even though I would love to promote novellas, I haven’t had a good amount of time between reading short stories and novels. Plus, I want to enjoy works outside of the stuff I review.
So for now, there won’t be a novel review this coming January and will have one on February instead. In its place, I plan to read a small novella from Lightspeed Magazine. It’ll give me a break from the long streak of novels that I’ve been reading for months on end.
In addition, every three months will be a new Novella review from either Lightspeed, F&SF, Escape Artists group, or Clarkesworld. If you know any other sources or would love to recommend a few in the speculative fiction genre, please let me know either here or my social media channels.
This gives me more freedom to read short stories on the weekends and save the novella stuff for the beginning of the week since reading a 400-page novel would take me a full month at most. I do get by, but real life hits me sometimes. I aim to remedy that in 2019 and make sure I get not only the blog stuff done, but my own works as well.
I did mention that I would post Tuesday topics less often to give myself more time to read and work on my stories. However, while my story reviews encompass the bulk of my blog, some of my topics do get some attention. So in that sense, I’m making the Tuesday posts once every two weeks. So one Tuesday will be a post, and the following Tuesday will be a break. This gives me enough time to come up with a fun topic and make things interesting.
I will do the emergency topics like an author’s passing or a relevant topic that happened on Twitter. I do want to provide more content for you guys. In addition, I hope to do more media reviews by checking out certain sci-fi and fantasy media. I do have a few ideas in mind over the coming months, so do keep an eye out for that.
I’ll also do some clean up on the website, make things a little neater, expand certain pages. This will all be done before the end of the year, so keep an eye out for that.
Anyway, that’s about it for now. I’m hard at work making plenty of wonderful tales for all to read. The more you support, the more I release, and there’ll be something for everyone. I have plenty of projects in progress and you’ll see plenty in 2019.
That’s all for today. If you liked this post and want to see more, I have a Ko-Fi page set up. Why spend a 3 bucks on a Starbucks Coffee when you can help support hard-working authors like me? Every bit helps and keeps me going. So thank you, and remember, the inn is always open.