I’ve been silent for a while, despite getting connectivity back in our new house. What can I say? Moving is funny that way. Distracting. Busy. Fun. 🙂 As a consequence of the move, I didn’t make it in NaNoWriMo this year. Big shock, right? I topped out at a little under 36,000 words. Not too bad for a given month, more than my average for the year. But still not the goal.
Am I mad about that? Nope. Getting the family situated takes priority, and I got Glimmer Vale 3 2/3s done. So it’s all good. 🙂
That said, I still haven’t gotten my schedule squared away at the new house. My commute is a hell of a lot longer than it was, and I don’t have a writing desk (I had stolen my daughter’s desk in the old place…long story, don’t ask). Consequently, I’ve not written much so far in December, just a couple thousand words. But that’s ok.
But that’s not the purpose of this post.
You may recall I finished Out-Dweller, Glimmer Vale Chronicles #2, at the end of October, and I just rolled into #3 for NaNoWriMo. While the book was off with my first readers, I contracted with James Beveridge, via Lucky Bat Books, to do a cover. You may (or may not) recall that he did the cover for Glimmer Vale, and did a great job on it. Well, he outdid himself with this one. Observe:
Pretty awesome, huh? I love it. 🙂
So Out-Dweller is just about ready to go. I’ve received comments from most of my first-readers and am making final edits. The plan is to have it ready for release by the end of the month. Of course, shenanigans may prevent that, but I think I’m mostly past those for the time being. So that’s the plan. In case you’re curious, here is the back cover copy/blurb for the book:
A series of brutal murders has shocked the normally quiet town of Lydelton. With no idea of the culprit’s identity, or even how the murders were committed, the townsfolk have become suspicious of each other, teetering on the edge of panic. As the town Constables, Raedrick and Julian must put a stop to the murders and bring the killer to justice. Somehow.
Before they can do that, the arrival of a member of the Magestirium poses another dilemma. Because their friend Melanie is a mage, in violation of the laws forbidding women from practicing the magical arts, and the Magestirium’s wrath against those who break their laws is legendary.
But protecting their friend’s secret while saving the town from a horrifying killer may not be possible, since defeating this killer will require every resource Lydelton can muster.
So stay tuned for Out-Dweller. It’s a romping fun read, and you don’t have to have read Glimmer Vale to enjoy it. But if perchance you haven’t read Glimmer Vale yet and want to, it’s available pretty much everywhere. By all means give it a look-see. You’ll be glad you did.