Week 48 of 2021
Now, I’m not saying the Khyven the Unkillable by Todd Fahnestock is so good that it broke Amazon, but it is the case that Amazon’s back end went down on the day of Khyven‘s release and it is that good. You can find it here: amazon.com/dp/B09N288DCC.
It’s a great start to the Eldros Legacy, and Seeds of Dominion, coming out on the 2nd of January is a great follow-up. That will go out to advance readers in the next few days.
I also committed to ChattaCon in January. I can’t wait, wasn’t sure I was going to be able to go. In February, I’ll be at Superstars and then in March, I’ll have Gulf Wars and FantaSci. It’s starting to feel like a schedule again.
I got 4k written in The Door Into Winter. Things are shaping up nicely. I’m at about 59k and I see no sigh of slowage, so maybe this Save the Cat thing is helping.
In fact, I would have done more, but I also got 6k written in the new freebie story for my newsletter recipients. I have just the final battle scene to write and then it’s in the editing stage It’s another of my Nick Patara, PI hardboiled Santa Claus stories entitled Fleece Navidad.
That’s my favorite title yet, by the way.
I also cleaned a bunch of the house, as we’re having guests for the weekend. This is the time of a major local SCA event, and while I can’t go to the event, I do get to have a bunch of people over. I can’t wait to see them.
What I’m Listening To
The Main Monkey Business by Rush. It’s off of Snakes and Arrows, their penultimate studio album. I’ve been on a kick of listening to Rush albums lately, not simply putting all my Rush on shuffle. We sometimes forget in this day of digital music how much some artists put into making an album work as an album and not simply a collection of songs.
Quote of the Week
One of my all-time favorite quotes this week. Oh, by the way, Happy Birthday to Neil Innes.
Ladies and gentlemen, Ive suffered for my music … now its your turn.
– Neil Innes
Dudes In Hyperspace
The latest show includes an interview with Todd Fahnestock, one of the Founders of the Eldros Legacy.
Cool Stuff In Eldros Legacy
Next week, I’ll have the cover reveal for Seeds of Dominion.
New Mythology Works in Progress
We have no current open anthology calls but will have a new one in January.
I’m currently working on Embers & Ash, the next book in the Eldros Legacy.
Rob’s Works in Progress
- The Door Into Winter (58,990)
- Rick Blaine (8,845)
- CB (8,418)
- Fleece Navidad (5,945)
- ChattaCon, 14-16 Jan., Chattanooga, TN
- Superstars Writing Seminar, 9-12 Feb., Colorado Springs, CO
- Gulf Wars, 12-20 Mar., Lumberton, MS
- FantaSci, 25-27 Mar., Raleigh, NC
Speaking of releases, The Ravening of Wolves, my second Four Horsemen novel, came out on audio last week. Thanks to the awesome Daniel Wisniewski and Chris Kenneday for all their work making this happen. You can get it here: amazon.com/dp/B09MSWF9K1.
Today’s Weight: 333.8
Updated Word Count: 354,545
Eldros Legacy Archives: 802 entriesLet me know if you have any suggestions on the website, this email, or cool story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Especially let me know of suggestions you have for the Spotlight section.
Have a great week, everyone.
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