There’s a new microfiction up at Patreon if you’re the type to be interested in that. Remember, a buck a month gets you access to nearly everything, and $2 a month gets you Click, an entire exclusive novel!
I’ve got four events at InConJunction this weekend, all on Saturday the 6th. I will be in the vendor room for the rest of the time. For those of you who support me on Patreon, I am very likely to bring a recorder and post these to the site over the next couple of weeks. Remember: just $1 a month gets you access to almost everything on the site, and $2 a month gets you a whole novel!
Independent Publishers on Indie Publishing: 10:00-12:00, Indianapolis Ballroom A
Reading: Favorite Fun Chapters: Sometime during 3-4:00 PM, Indianapolis Ballroom B. I don’t know exactly when and I haven’t decided what to read yet. I think something from Tales but we’ll see.
The Challenges and Joys of Microfiction: 4:00-5:00, Indianapolis Ballroom A.
World Building for Authors and Game Designers, 6:00-7:00, Indianapolis Ballroom B.
I’m hoping for my reading to be near the end of that section, so that I don’t have to be away from my booth for that whole time, and I did end up cancelling one event where I got double-booked by accident and another where I just wanted another hour in the vendor room. Six hours of programming spread over three days would have been okay; six hours of what is usually the biggest day of the con … eh.
One way or another, if you’re going to be at the show, come see me!
…I am putting the finishing touches on Balremesh and other stories RIGHT NOW, and it’s out July 5th at Amazon. I’ll link to the page once it’s up; preorders ought to be available pretty damn soon– like, probably by Tuesday or Wednesday. Yep, that’s right. New book! In, like, TWO WEEKS!
(EDIT: I think it’s gonna be here; in the meantime, Amazon’s 404 pages are adorable.)
Why July 5th? Because it’s my birthday. So I assume y’all know what you’re going to get me.
Now, that said: an important thing you need to realize about this book is that nearly all of it is on this site, for free, right now. Those of you who are regular blog readers may want to give this a pass, and that’s okay. (Then again, it’s only 99 cents. Raid your couch.) The total wordcount is currently a noodge over 25K, and I expect that to go up a bit– there are a few other stories I’m considering including and haven’t decided 100% yet, but honestly the book is releasable as it stands. I’m planning on using Balremesh as another nearly-risk-free way to get a sample of my writing without digging through my website, and when the print version comes (stand by) I’m going to price it as low as I possibly can without actually losing money on it. Now, none of these stories have ever been available in an ebook before, and there are going to be a couple in there that aren’t on the site, so if you’re a regular reader you’ll get at least something new for your 99 cents. But I don’t wanna mislead anybody: most of this is still out there.
What about Tales from the Benevolence Archives, you ask? Stand by. But I expect it out by the end of August, maybe early September– no later than that. I’m done with all the stories but one, and my wife has started her editorial readthrough. My artist is finalizing the digital cover and I’ll have him working on the print cover pretty damn soon. It’s coming.
The drought is ending.
And I think you’re gonna love what I’ve got planned next.