Things have been crazy the past two weeks and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time soon. So here’s Episode 26 of Spartans: The AWOL Squad. Enjoy, and I will try to find more time to write post later in the week.
The whole weekend has been busy, actually. It started with car troubles on Friday, ran through prep for the Trinity Gateways Newsletter (of which I am the layout editor) on Saturday, and has continued with prep and writing through Sunday. I’ve been short on sleep, but it’s been worth it. Since the work is still not over, though, this will be just a quick note.
Rough Chapters 11 & 12 forDescent Into Darkness: His Commandare up. Enjoy.
Now I’m off to get some dinner and then dive back into work. Until next tme!
I’ve been working on a lot of graphics lately. The world map for the Descent Into Darkness series is being updated with locations from the latest installments, then I have not one but two covers to work on upcoming releases in the same series. In addition to that, LJ’s been tagging me for help on the formatting/layout for her own cover. Thankfully, writing hasn’t taken a back seat to graphics work. The two are running neck-and-neck, though.
Speaking of writing…
The Status Quo
TrinityGateways.net Submissions Still Open
If you write horror and are interested in submitting a story for this horror anthology please visit the TrinityGateways.net Submissions page for requirements and guidelines. You will be paid for submission if it is accepted. If you have questions, e-mail aquisition editor LJ Gastineau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Descent Into Darkness: His Beast
The rough draft is finish and is in the editing/revision phase. Since I entered this phase before the last chapters were posted, you will continue to see rough draft chapters updated through the end of March. Within the first week or two of April, all rough chapters will be taken down and replaced with the chapters.
The cover art for His Beast is not yet complete. I’ve been juggling several graphic projects, as indicated above, and haven’t been able to concentrate on it as much as I would like. I hope to change that this week. Once the cover is completed, I’ll announce a definite release date (as opposed to release month) for the e-book and will post the cover for everything to see.
Descent Into Darkness: His Command
The fourth installement for the series now has a real title! I’ve already started work on the story, which has, in turn, prompted additions to the world map. Once I begin posting rough draft chapters, I’ll add the teaser description to the Descent Into Darkness series page.
Descent Into Darkness: He Begins
The omnibus, which includes first three installments of the series, is still on schedule for a May release date. I’m aiming to have it published (e-book and in print) in mid-May, a week or two after the e-release of His Beast. Work on the cover art will begin after the cover art for His Beast is finished.
I’m compiling the Appendices at the moment and am wondering if anything else should be included, or expanded. If there’s something more you’d like to see the Appendix for He Begins, post it in the comments.
Printed editions of He Begins will be available for sale at Ancient City Con in July at the TrinityGateways.net dealer table. If you’re in the area, drop by!
Starting in April 2012, there will be changes to the update schedule. I’ll be posting new content more frquently, and there may be other changes as well. most of you know that I’m also a founder of TrinityGateways.net, and our sites are linked. We’re looking to implement some new features that will impact my personal site. As things get locked in, I’ll post more info on that. Right now, it’s still in the “let’s see what we can do” stage.
That’s rpetty much it for now. It’s back to work for me!