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Upcoming: 2nd Draft Posts from An Arrow Against the Wind

Last Friday I appeared on Speculative Cantina and enjoyed the privilege of being interviewed by S. Evan Townsend. Just click the Speculative Cantina link to listen to the show. I think it was my best interview yet and it includes a reading from The Bow of Destiny which was a lot of fun to do.

archery at sunset

archery at sunset

The second book of The Bow of Hart Saga, An Arrow Against the Wind, is due out 4/18/2016. It’s currently undergoing a structural edit after which I’ll begin making necessary changes to get it knocked into shape for the second round of editing in February.

The book should be ready for some alpha reading sometime in January when I’ll begin posting scenes to be read for feedback. I’ll entertain suggestions as I work to complete the book and should post for beta reading in March.

Additionally, I’ll commission the cover artwork over the next month and post the cover-reveal as soon as I have it. Anyone interested in epic fantasy is welcome to read along with these stages of development and invite others to join in as well.

In the meantime, I’ve reduced the number of posts for the blog in order to focus more on producing books. I’ve really enjoyed all the blogging I’ve done over the last year but I have more urgency for my fiction at the moment. I’ll continue to post some thoughts and news as I go and announce when I expect to start posting work from An Arrow Against the Wind.

BOD FinalPlease share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section. Sign up for my Archer’s Aim Digest mailing list to receive the forthcoming edition of my newsletter with announcements about upcoming releases and events. You’ll be the first to have news about my books, especially some free offers this summer related to the upcoming release of The Bow of Destiny, the first novel of The Bow of Hart Saga. Speaking of which, it is now available on Amazon – Kindle. Additionally, I have FREE book, What Is Needed is available at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks and Smashwords & Amazon.

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The Bow of Destiny Featured on Speculative Cantina

Speculative CantinaI’m excited to that I’ll be interviewed during an hour-long show today on Speculative Cantina by S. Evan Townsend at 5PM Central Time. The interview will cover The Bow of Destiny and conclude with a reading from the book by me. Because of the interview I’ve put the book on sale at all locations for just $0.99 so listen in and have a look at the book. The sale will run through Sunday after which time the price will go back to $4.99.

Here are all the book links: Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, Amazon – Kindle & Smashwords


 

The Bow of Destiny

The Critically Acclaimed Epic Fantasy Adventure

Enter a World of Magic, Mystery, Elves and Dragons in this Epic Fantasy SeriesBOD Final

Haunted by his past. Hunted in the present. Uncertain what is real.

Athson has seen things that aren’t there and suffered fits since being tragically orphaned as a child at the hands of trolls and Corgren the wizard. When a strange will mentioning a mysterious bow comes into his possession, he’s not sure it’s real. But the trolls that soon pursue him are all too real and dangerous. And what’s worse, these raiders serve Corgren and his master, the hidden dragon, Magdronu, who are responsible for the destruction of his childhood home. Athson is drawn into a quest for the concealed Bow of Hart by the mystic Withling, Hastra, but Athson isn’t always sure what’s real and who his enemies are. With Corgren and Magdronu involved, Athson must face not only frequent danger but his grasp on reality and the reasons behind his tragic past.


 


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Scrivener & My NaNoWriMo Progress Week 2

Scrivener is a powerful writing tool. I write about it weekly with tips and usage ideas. To read more of my posts click the Scrivener tag or category at the end of the page.

Scrivener LogoThis is a short post this week. I’ve been working on catching up with NaNoWriMo word targets after having fallen behind over the last week due to extenuating circumstances. I’ve made a few procedural changes and I include them with a few other thoughts on my Scrivener usage:

1. I’ve turned off the Project Targets and the backgrounds to reduce distractions. I was watching the progress too much while trying to catch up and that just doesn’t work. It’s good to see when things are going well and I check it when I’m done to record my total. The backgrounds are good to have but I just need to focus on progress at the moment.

2. The Auto Complete list is very helpful, especially trying to catch up. I’m just hitting the enter key often and moving on with the work.

Nanowrimo3. I’ve been making some notes. When I leave the computer and intend to come back I open Manage Project Notes and type in what’s next so I can pick up where I left off faster. Otherwise, I add the not in the project notes.

4. As I work to catch up on my monthly total, I’m interested to see how much of Scrivener’s tools further benefit my efforts and which ones are the most useful.

5. I like it that, with Scrivener, I’m able to get started easily. I’m not lost and I don’t have to click around to see where I left off. I’m able to get off the starting blocks quickly which is very important right now for making up ground over the next several days.

That’s all I have this week. I’ll share how Scrivener has helped me next week as I expect to make gains during that time and make a good effort over the second half of the month.

TBOD SF ContestPlease share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section. Sign up for my Archer’s Aim Digest mailing list to receive the forthcoming edition of my newsletter with announcements about upcoming releases and events. You’ll be the first to have news about my books, especially some free offers this summer related to the upcoming release of The Bow of Destiny, the first novel of The Bow of Hart Saga. Speaking of which, it is now available on Amazon – Kindle. Additionally, I have FREE book, What Is Needed is available at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks and Smashwords & Amazon.

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