Weekly Update – June 14, 2016

WRITING PROJECTS

The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Assassins Brawl: I received some more beta reader feedback over the weekend, and as a result I’ve made some significant revisions to what is becoming a formal fourth draft. The story’s main bad guy is getting punched up, as are some thematic elements, and some characterization issues are getting ironed out. I usually don’t make such drastic adjustments to my novels this far in — I’m normally cleaning out superfluous language and streamlining the prose — but the story needs it to be a worthy follow-up to Scratching a Lich. I’ll be working on S&L 2 this weekend. I might also see some preliminary cover art!

Action Figures – Issue Six: Power Play: Pre-editing revisions are done, in the queue for editing.

Action Figures – Live Free or Die: Pre-editing revisions are done, in the queue for editing.

Action Figures – Issue Seven: The Black End War: Made a little more progress over the weekend, but I won’t be able to hit this one hard until S&L 2 is out of the way.

APPEARANCES and EVENTS

  • Sunday, October 2: The Connecticut Renaissance Faire’s 2016 Meet the Author series, which runs from 1 to 3 PM. As it happens, I’m playing a more active hand in promoting the Meet the Author series this year (more on that below).
  • Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16: The fall New Bedford Bookfest. Times TBA.

MISC.

Last week I finally got together with my friend Phil at the lovely Scrapwood Studios in Connecticut to record our podcast, in which I discuss Scratching a Lich and read the first chapter from said book — the first time I’ve ever done a reading of any kind. The podcast went up yesterday, so here it is. Enjoy!

Finally, as I mentioned above, I am more involved with promoting the CTRF Meet the Author series this year than I was last year. I’ve been contracted to write up a ton of promotional material for the show, including press materials for the series, so hopefully both the faire as a whole and the author events will see a lot more traffic.

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