Saturday, September 29, 2018

Dark Arts II Is Coming In November

The headline isn't the biggest news. Here's the biggest news about Dark Arts.

Dark Arts is going to become a regular series of short novels, on average between 50,000 and 70,000 words each. The planned conclusion of the series will be in October, 2021.

Dark Arts II was supposed to be out on All Hallows' Eve this year, but I have outlines for nine books, not including the first one. I'm going to toss three of my least favourite outlines and write the rest, starting with Dark Arts II, which will be a little different from the standard horror novel.

Dark Arts I (available for free), was written for people who don't regularly read, so brevity, a quick pace and impactful imagery was my goal there. I'll continue that, keeping the books short, but the style may vary as needed while I always want these books to read at a quick pace.

Writing horror is a completely different experience for me, requiring more development time (which i've had over the last decade), but much less time to write. The first draft of Dark Arts 1 took only a few weeks.

There will be something to read on October 31 of this year. A story from Dark Arts II will appear on Patreon and be sent out as a mini-Ebook to subscribers that morning, so you'll still have something to enjoy on that special night.

Chaos Core and Spinward Fringe novels are still in the works, and you'll be seeing news about that on the blog soon, but if you want the most recent news, podcasts and free reading material, Patreon is the best place to visit.

Thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered Dark Arts II (No preorders through Amazon, sorry). The thrills and chills are coming!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Savage Stars and Spinward Fringe Continue!

 Savage Stars is approaching 40 chapters, which means that it's about 10 chapters away from being its own EBook! For everyone who is loving the serial on Patreon, you'll be happy to know that it'll continue on past chapter 50, into a new trilogy of Chaos Core books yet to be named. It'll be a serial first, then released as Ebooks as they grow to that size and finish big chunks of the story I have planned for a trilogy that focuses on swashbuckling space opera more than Savage Stars has so far.
Today, chapter 38 is out for subscribers! Chapter 20 is free for all!