The end quarter of last year, I put out two novellas. I was dead stoked, more so when the positive reviews came thundering in. I was looking to get something new out by the end of this month too. I’d scribbled out a plan for Stark’s 3rd adventure, plotted something a touch more space opera than anything I’ve done before and also scratched out a few notes on a couple of short stories to finally get enough of them together to get that oft-mentioned collection out on the stands.
It’s the 22nd and this post is the longest thing I’ve written all month.
After the super productive push last year, I’m kinda disappointed with myself. I mean, it’s not like I’m not trying. I’ve been at my work station every day. Nothing’s coming out of my finger tips is grabbing my interest. Hell, I’ve even tried a bit of Sword and Sorcery stuff (definitely not my strong suit) to try and smash the deadlock.
I don’t want to come across as all ‘woe is me’. I’ve just stumbled onto a bit of a bad patch and will have to work through it until my brain starts doing what it’s told again. After such a good ending to an otherwise drab 2017, I figured it’d be fair to share that it’s not always roses and sunshine in Grimaldi’s garden.
Anyway, that’s enough waffle from me.
After a long day doing other stuff, I punched open Amazon to see that The Shipment has a 4* review!
Thanks, Luke, and a Happy New Year to you all
Got a cracking pair of reviews over the festive period. Clanmum gave Wood Hollow 5* love while Luke put a 4* beauty up for Copper Jacket.
Thanks very much to you two. Reviews are always appreciated and it’s great to know I’m doing something right.
Okay, okay. I said I’d leave you all to your turkeys, latke, Yule logs and whatever, but it appears knocking Wood Hollow out there as a freebie has certainly caught somone’s attention! Ryan Stark’s first round of cult-punching goodness has received 4* review and I’m stoked!
Amazon Customer, whoever you are, have a most excellent winter festival!
Ryan Stark’s second outing, The Shipment, is up and available on Amazon. If you liked his first hard-drinking, face-punching, cult-busting adventure, then you might want to take a look.
If you haven’t read Stark’s first adventure, Wood Hollow, you can pick it up gratis for a while.
There’s a good chance that’s me done for the holiday season, so I hope you all have a great winter solstice, no matter how you choose to enjoy it.
So I was about to reread the review on Copper Jacket (what can I say, it’s my first one) when I noticed that although I still have a 5* average, Copper Jacket hs two reviews.
The second one lit me up like a Xmas tree! The reviewer, Liam, really seems to know his superhero onions, referencing both the old school Phantom style goodies and Planet Hulk. Verily, I am abashed by such kind words by someone who is obviously a fan of the genre.
Thanks, Liam, you just made my Winter Fesival.
Copper Jacket has received it’s first review! Bansheebooknerd appears to have dug my words because they splashed out a 5* rating!
Thanks Bansheebooknerd, wherever you are!
Okay, Copper Jacket is UP!
Yeah, I changed the name (again). Tin Man just seemed a little too Oz and I didn’t fancy writing sequels called Gutless Lion and Dumb Bag of Straw.
Anyway, Here’s the cover:
It’s currently up for just under a quid at amazon UK here
or just over a buck at amazon US here
I’ll be putting the price up by 50p in about a week, but I figured I can live with letting it go for cheaper than a cup of coffee for a little while. Of course, it’s totally free on Kindle Unlimited.
That’s me done. I’m off to finish the edit on The Shipment.
I just scrawled ‘The End’ on the second Ryan Stark adventure. Novella length, it deals with how, after being manipulated by an old enemy, Stark is thrust into the gleaming claws of his demonic nemisis from Wood Hollow. I’m pretty pleased with it as is, but we all know that will change when it comes to the re-write.
So what’s next? Obviously I have to finish the edit of Tin Man and think about starting the same on Shipment. I think the big red pen can wait for a bit though.
Despite having had a list of 12 projects to carry me into next year, I rather fancy churning out another post-apocalyptic Western. I have around 10k of Eel Town sitting on a hard drive, so I’ll possibly take another look at that.
Anyway, I’m busy busy so I’d best get on and do some work.
I’m so close to writing ‘The End’ on Ryan Stark’s second adventure, I can almost taste it. I should have been done today, but Orchid’s court prep robbed me of a couple of hours. Never mind. Tomorrow I’ll be wrapping up more than likely sinking a nice cold beer to celebrate.