…Because they conveniently occur on the date of this missive, and I’m not in a terribly good mood–not that I ever am.
Well. The first of two completed volumes should be seeing publication within a week. The second some time later; no sense flooding the marketplace and whathaveyou. I’ll provide the title and links and other pertinent information for people buying books when I have confirmed publication.
In other news, I’ve begun production on a third book, but I just don’t see any point in providing much in the way of detail at this point. It will be a fantasy novel, and the themes will be generally dark. The narrative perspective will also be significantly more withdrawn than I am accustomed. How I long for the day that I might have the time and genuine opportunity to write social satire! Actually, I’ll provide a few tidbits. Months and months ago, I was playing a Heart of Fury run through Icewind Dale, and I’d taken the effort of creating novel personas for the members of my four-man party. At least I think it was a four-man party. It might have been six. Anyways, the token “I need to break traps and pick locks” thief I’d been using I dual classed into something I can no longer remember, and I recall her being actually useful in combat. And then there was this short story starring her as a protagonist that became a sort of test-bed for the setting. I don’t think the short story in question will ever see the light of day, but it was nevertheless useful. I should make it clear that I’m not using the Forgotten Realms setting or any other setting for that matter, and it isn’t just a question of acquiring the rights–which would be impossible–I just would rather write something I care about.
Lovely. Anyways, should see some short stories appearing here and in other venues–free of charge–because I honestly don’t see the point in acquiring an officially denoted copyright for them. Also, beggars can’t be choosers.