Week 19 of 2022
The big news is the release of The Door Into Winter, coming next Tuesday! This is the first novel of mine published under the Eldros Legacy umbrella and the fourth novel in the series.
In this, some characters you may know (Irina, Ausartxango, Geirr, and Valentin) head to Svellheim to chase a Giant. Lots of action and adventure, and an ending that came together in a way that I didn’t expect.
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Now that I’m a week away from Planet Comicon and can breathe a bit again, I want to chat about one of the best parts of going to cons in general, and those multimedia ones in particular. That is, of course, getting to see what so many others are doing, even if all you can really focus on are the people who are across the aisle from you or down the row.
This year, I was across from an artist named Nathan Lueth. He’s got a new release, The Canon of Vangel, which I’ll be pushing in the New Releases section below. Here’s a sample of his art, which I thought was tremendous:
He’s just one of many I chatted with during the weekend. If you’re starting in this business, I heartily encourage attending cons. They may or not make money from sales, but they’re invaluable networking and publicity outlets if you can afford them.
Anyway, I spent this week cleaning out stuff and taking things slow after hammering a bunch of stuff out the previous two months.
Part of that, of course, was wallowing in the NFL Draft. This was an especially interesting draft because for once, the QBs didn’t drive the process.
Sunday, my sweetie and I took a bit of a road trip and also got to see my parents for dinner. Such an enjoyable day.
With that, though, I better get back to work. For some reason, these stories don’t just edit themselves.
What I’m Listening To
The Main Monkey Business by Rush. One of two amazing instrumentals on Snakes and Arrows.
Quote of the Week
On this day in 1260, Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire. So, that of course means…
“It flung up momently the sacred river.
Five miles meandering with a mazy motion
Through wood and dale the sacred river ran,
Then reached the caverns measureless to man,
And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean;
And ’mid this tumult Kubla heard from far
Ancestral voices prophesying war!”
Imagine how much more awesome the poem could have been if Coleridge hadn’t been interrupted?
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dudes In Hyperspace
The latest show includes discussions on character building.
We skipped a week, by the way, because Ian and his wife are celebrating their wedding anniversary. We’ll be back next week!
Cool Stuff In Eldros Legacy
The Door Into Winter comes out on Tuesday.
In the Halls of Winter, a wounded Giant awaits.
Irina, Ausartxango, Valentin, and Geirr chase him to Svellheim, a land of ice and secrets as old as the mountains themselves.
The wounded Giant, filled with wrath, is aided by his old and faithful servants, corrupt nobles, and those ruled by greed, hate, and rage. He awaits his pursuers, setting a trap to claim his vengeance.
His pursuers are mighty, but they are merely human. Will their prowess prove enough against the greatest enemy Shijuren has ever known? Or will the Giant bring back an evil thought destroyed two thousand years ago?
- Khyven the Unkillable by Todd Fahnestock
- Seeds of Dominion by Quincy J. Allen
- Deadly Fortune by Aaron Rosenberg
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New Mythology Works in Progress
2023 FantaSci Short Story Contest open call.
The theme is Bonds of Valor, and you story must include deeds of valor centered around bonds between characters. This could be a romantic relationship, a buddy adventure, oaths to kings, or whatever you can come up with.
Deadline: November 30th, 2022
Word Count: 7-10,000 words
Specifics: Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1.5 line spaced.
It must also be a fantasy story. Any type is welcome, urban, epic, high, western, gothic, whatever, it just have to have magic. Finally, it cannot have been published anywhere else before.
I’m currently working on The Door Into Winter, my next novel.
Rob’s Works in Progress
- The Door Into Winter (1,043)
- Rick Blaine (8,845)
- CB (8,418)
- VAL (571)
- Lilies War, 17-26 June, Smithville, MO, lilieswar.org/
- Pennsic, 29 July – 14 August, Cooper’s Lake Campground, PA, pennsicwar.org/
What a great week for new stuff!
This week there’s also a new Four Horsemen novel, The Executioners by Jason Cordova and Matt Novotny.
Today’s Weight: 319.2
Updated Word Count: 137,931
Eldros Legacy Archives: 813 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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