A January Double Feature
December 31st, 2022
This first year of releasing books has been eventful, to say the least. On December 31st of 2021, I published The Steam War on Amazon. The outpouring of support I got for the book was a lot more than I expected, to say the least. My debut self-published novel achieved nearly fifty copies sold! While on the scale of a lot of published authors that number is small, it is still incredibly significant in my eyes and has motivated me to continue.
Not too long after, I started working on the story of Luna in Luna on the Run. I had as much fun writing this as I had The Steam War years ago. We hit some milestones along the way for that as well, with almost two thousand views across all platforms and a Watty shortlist nomination, as well as the title of "Badass Author of the Month". I am astounded by the support both stories received, and forever grateful.
To top off the year, we met Tes Simms in The Ghost of the Hindenburg, a short(ish) horror story set in the same universe as the previous two books. The last chapter released December 23, in preparation for The Brass Dove's original release date of December 31st, 2022. Today.
So, where is it?
Unfortunately, this has been a busy year for me on top of all of the stories I've been working on. A new job, a new apartment, school (which I've now completed), and everything else that happens in life. Not to mention the biggest obstacle of all: depression. Add to this the fact that Luna was nominated and threw off my whole schedule, and it's safe to say there's no releasing The Brass Dove today.
January 31st, however, is a different story.
In fact, January 31st is two different stories.
In exactly one month, we will see two new projects: The aforementioned Brass Dove, which takes place immediately following the events of The Steam War, and The Blood Moon Pirate. The Blood Moon Pirate is a short-story sequel to Luna, and will feature a chapter release every month for ten months starting in January. What is it about? We'll just have to wait and see for a little bit longer.
Shortly after that, in February, starts the sequel to The Ghost of the Hindenburg: The Ruins of Alpha Centauri. I won't say much about it, but just know it's coming soon.
The next big novel-sized release will be Orion and the Clockwork, which will follow the story of the titular characters in the city of Carmsborough. My aim is to have that release (or start releasing) in June and finish by/near the end of the year. There will, of course, be more about this when the time comes.
And that's all I can say for now! There's a lot planned for the year, and I hope to see all of you through it! Have a wonderful new year!