Wow, a whole lot has happened over the last few weeks. Salt Lake Comic Con was awesome! I sold a TON of books and met a bunch of awesome people. If I met you there and you bought my book, I’d love to here from you – you can comment here or find me on any of my social media channels. I have pictures up on my Facebook Author page, but this one is one of my favorites, courtesy of Lysandra James. If you have a chance, go check out the guest post I did over there and the other cool info she has up on her page. Yes, I got to be a panelist! I was extremely exited/honored/humbled, etc, especially because it was a packed room (at least to start out). All in all, it was a good time and fun was had by all.
After that, I set out to get as much done on the sequel to “Sands” as I could get done. There were some great writing days with over 4000 words written. I even managed to break the 90,000 word mark for overall length of the manuscript and catch up on some days I’d lost due to Comic Con. While I was doing that, I got some great news. “Sands” got enough nominations to be considered for a Whitney Award! For those unfamiliar with those, I included a link above. Again, I was deeply honored and humbled.
Well, before I could finish off “Sands,” I got the last round of developments (plot and big picture related) edits for my upcoming novel, “Resurgent Shadows,” back from my editor. I haven’t been talking enough about this book. It is very different from Sands, but I think there’s more emotional depth to it and resonates well with a wider audience. I’m going to do another seperate post about it later this week (after I finish the first draft of “Storms” (Sands 2)) in order to give it full justice. As a taster though, I thought I’d remind everyone of the sketch I did a few years back of Sigvid, a character from the book.
I got those edits done a couple days ago and now it’s back on to finishing up the “Sands” sequel. I’m excited for it to coalesce and start the process to become a published book. The plot takes some interesting curves as questions from the first book are answered and new ones arise.
On a final note, I have a solo book signing coming up on October 17th, 2015 at the King’s English Bookshop. Full details can be found by following the link. This is my first solo book signing so I’m excited to see how it turns out. Anyway, I should be getting back to the grindstone of finishing up “Storms.” There are only a few more chapters to go until this installment in the series is all wrapped up. Keep writing!