Well, I’m finally done with the work needed after launching The Long Night. The wheel will continue to roll, but right now for me… The Long Night joins the family while I continue to work on other projects and books. I figured an update was long overdue (I did disappear for quite some time).
What have I been doing?
A release consists of a lot of work -naturally. For me, it was organizing a blog tour, a book blitz and getting reviews up and running. Throughout the release of The Long Night, my email newsletter has been growing rapidly (it’s been a challenge to keep up the pace). I try to send about 2 to 3 newsletters every week (and of course, having more than a thousand people in my list now means that I’m responsible to provide them great content and value. I’ve done many, MANY giveaways and I plan to continue to do so while moving forward.
Between answering emails, negotiating a few contracts with distributors (an announcement is coming soon) and you know… writing, that doesn’t leave me with enough time to sleep in the day. But it’s all for in good taste. I’ve honestly enjoyed the process of launching The Long Night -a thing that I think taught me a lot of hard lessons about the publishing industry as a whole. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in any way, shape or form new to this… but it’s all been leading up to this moment exactly. Where I can be happy about the launch and feel a bit optimistic about the future.
What I’m going to do?
What’s the progress?
The audiobook for The Long Night is almost finished (it’s past the halfway mark) and I’ll be doing an announcement really soon and give you a small taste of what I’m working on (with an incredible voice artist).
I have many podcasts planned, and some interviews… but nothing concrete yet. I’m expecting to have an announcement by mid-December. I’ve also been working on a few videos on YouTube, so there’s that as well.
Now, most importantly, books, and stories! Originally, my goal has always been to publish 1 full novel and at least 3 short stories per year. I stopped writing shorts this year, but I have a lot of outlines and half-written shorts just waiting to be wrapped up. I’m having an inner battle with myself as to evolve one of the shorts into a full-fledged novel but I’ll keep you posted about that.
Here are my official working projects:
- Titanlord 2: In the process of finishing the 1st draft (Est. October 2020).
- Fortier 3: Outlining.
That’s all for now. Do you have any projects you’re working on? Be sure to leave a comment if you do!