It occurred to me that most of my blog updates tend to be around releases and sales, which makes sense since this is a pretty good way for me to quickly get the word out to fans of the series. But to switch things up a little bit, I think I'll talk a little about me/my writing.
I started writing the Dark Souls series over two years ago. At the time, I had this story playing out in my head that built like a season of a tv show. A bunch of individual stories that tied to a larger arc. I wasn't sure how it would actually work in written form, but I started publishing and quickly found some awesome fans. The first five books of the series as they exist today are actually bundles of the first fourteen installments. It's been a ton of fun writing them.
I wish that I could devote more time to release more stories, but unfortunately I have a day job. That keeps me pretty busy and also on the road/in the air as a good part of my job requires travel. While visiting new cities and countries gives great material to my writing endeavors, it's also a big time suck. And it's not predictable. Often times the trips are scheduled with little notice which makes my writing schedule harder to predict.
Someday, I'd love to be a full time storyteller so that I could get all of these ideas out of my head and onto paper (or screens.) But until then, I do my best to release as frequently as possible. I didn't release as many stories as I would've liked in 2016, but I'm hoping to rectify that in 2017.
In addition to Dark Souls, I'm working on the From the Darkness series. These books follow completely new characters, but are set in the same world. As a bit of a spoiler, there will be a crossover between the two series in the future and I'm really excited about that. I think fans will love it.
Over the next couple of weeks I'll be giving away a ton of free books and releasing some limited edition bundles of my books. I encourage you to sign up for my mailing list if you haven't done so already. In addition to being the first to find out about deals, you'll also get free books just for signing up.
As always, thanks for being such awesome fans of the series and characters. It means the world to me!