Welcome, one and all, the latest projects update. So, this is going to be an odd one because … well … things are a bit of a mess at the moment. That being said, I do have some updates at least, so let’s get to them.
The Fox, The Dog, and The King (The Cassie Tam Files #2) is out, and the early responses have mostly been positive. I’m thankful for that. There’s going to be a second promotional tour coming this month that will tie into my website update. LV-48 (The Cassie Tam Files #3) is going to be going through the editing process with the publisher, and I’ll hopefully be able to start writing the as yet untitled book four soon. That’ll just leave one more in the series. Meanwhile, both Cassie Tam 1 and 2 have been charting well in the USA and Canada, with Addict actually hitting #23 in the Canadian Kindle charts for LGBT Sci-Fi and #11 in the same charts in the USA, and The Fox, The Dog, and The King hitting #42 in the USA Kindle charts for LGBT Thrillers.
Nothing is set in stone, but … I kinda want to build a cyber Kitsune cosplay. By which I mean I want the mask to look futuristic and maybe feature some LED work. Now, I’m not near capable of pulling off a Kaiborg Stuidos, but I think I can do something at least.
If you haven’t seen it yet, I now have a Ko-Fi account. I’ll be hoenst with you, I want to make a living being creative. Right now, i’m getting a little coming in, but it’s not yet what I want it to be. If you find yourself with $3 to spare and you enjoy my content, be it on here, in the books or on social media, do feel free to throw it my way, because every little really does help! And if you can’t? Well, that’s cool too. Stopping by the site regularly also helps as it means I can build up some ad revenue.
So, this is the big one. What can I say? Real life has caught up with me. I’ve mentioned this to a few people, but right now, we’ve got some issues that take priority in the non-writing world. I’m not going to go into details here because I don’t like to use public posts for that, but I will say that it relates to the mental health of someone that is an important part of my life. So, I’m sure you can understand why that needs to take priority right now.
The original plan was for there to be a full two week hiatus running from the 13th to the 26th this month. That was something that I was considering even before the aforementioned problems popped up, simply because I was getting burnt out. Timing being what it is, it fits with what needs to be done though, so to a degree, it will still be the case. You’ll definitely get one post a day minimum Mon-Fri this week and the same again on the week commencing the 27th. We’re mostly looking at anime and gaming posts with a few book tours for other people thrown in there. The only major change is that there won’t be a Crunchyroll of the Dice post, so September will see a double-up in that regard. The middle will be a little different.
I have some reviews that will go live around that time, largely because I was sent some review discs and I like to get them out near the release date of the DVDs. So, you can expect at least two of those, maybe more There are also some pre-made things I can do. You see, part of the second tour for Cassie Tam 2 meant writing guest posts for seven book sites. As such, I intend to link to these at a rate of one a day, spread over the two weeks of partial hiatus. Plus, thanks to kindness of others, I ahve some guest pieces in hte form of itnerviews etc that I’ve shfited into there. That means that we won’t hit a point where there’s no new material at all for a week, but at the same time, I won’t have to write any more for the month. And believe me, that is a major help right now!
During those two weeks, I don’t anticipate being very quick with responding to comments or other people’s posts. To be honest, it could be that I’m a little slow for the whole month, depending on how things go on any given day. The plan is to be back at full capacity by September though, so we shall see how that works out.
But … that’s about it. Thanks for reading, and I hope the partial schedule this month doesn’t disappoint.