My blog has been very quiet this week beyond the Questions 3 and Sue Vincent‘s amazing guest blog. Not sure if it’s the Ask-a-Character or something else. So I’m sticking this post at the top for a bit to get a few more reactions. Mostly on items 2 and 3.
Legends of Windemere: The Mercenary Prince has broken 100 sales. This is a ray of sunshine since the lists are hard to maneuver these days. Still sitting on #40 of the Men’s Adventures as of this post’s writing. Anyway, this is the bit of good news that I wanted to share.
I figured out the chapter title that was giving me trouble. It involves Battle Mountain, NV where they have to earn money through gladiator fights. I kept thinking of the violence aspect, the location, and the gold. Then I just thought of the word Gladiator and got:
Are They Not Entertained!?
This is a slight variation on the ‘Are you not entertained?’ from the movie ‘Gladiator’. I was thinking of making it ‘Lloyd’ instead of ‘They’, but I thought it unfair since Cassidy doesn’t have a chapter title. Then again, I might make the next one ‘Cassidy vs Reno’ and put Lloyd back in this one. Have until hitting publish before it becomes permanent.
With Crossing Bedlam nearly done being edited and on its way to being published in February, I was thinking of the future. This comes down to a few questions that I’m going to write below.
First, is anyone willing to help promote Crossing Bedlam in February? I have 3 volunteers so far and would really appreciate the help.
Second, I did a successful world searching thing last year. I do a lot of world building and not everything goes into the books. Other times people have questions about the world or characters that I never considered or is not story central. This is where the blog can give more insight, but only if I know what people are wondering. Again, this is about the world and characters instead of me and my process. For example, asking why there are diseases in Windemere if there are magic healers.
These would be for March and beyond, but I’ll put two categories down here:
- What do you want to know about Windemere and/or its characters?
- What do you want to know about the Shattered States and/or its characters?
Thanks and hopefully this can bring about some fun for all involved. Now back to editing if the kid lets me.