Why’s it so quiet in here?

You may have noticed that my writing has been less prolific over the last several months.  It’s not laziness, I swear!

No, I have actually been working on something awesome, but wasn’t too comfortable mentioning it.  At least, not then.  But now…

I have finished writing the first module for Autarch’s Adventurer Conqueror King roleplaying system!

Thanks to this blog, I made contact with Alex and eventually I was able to seize the opportunity.

The module is call The Sinister Stone of Sakkara.  Without revealing too much, it is a beginner module showcasing the ACKS system, set firmly in their Auran Empire setting.  It’s an homage to the classic Old School modules while, hopefully, incorporating new modern sensibilities and techniques.

It’s going to be awesome when you guys see it for yourselves. 😀

And I’ll be a professional writer…even more awesome.

 

20,000!

Holy heck… I reached over 20000 hits today.  This is amazing.  The VAST majority of these hits have been since Feb 28th when I decided to change direction and write about what I was passionate about: gaming.  I’m so glad I did.   

Thank you so much to my readers for following me and showing interest.  I look forward to the coming year and all the surprises it brings.  I hope you stay with me for the journey, and I’ll keep writing what comes!

Three Year Anniversary!

WordPress just told me I registered three years ago.  I didn’t realize that.  It doesn’t seem possible.

Granted, for the vast time I had the blog, I barely used it, so maybe that is a thing.

I’m glad now that I write the kind of stuff I do.  I’m glad I’ve come clean.  It’s given me so much to write about, and so much joy.  If my posts were a novel word count, I’d have finished one by now.

Hmmm…sobering thought.

Anyway, holidays are around the bend.  I’ve got some interesting ideas for the future.  Next year I should have some great news involving gaming and writing, but I’ll hold off on that for now.

Thanks for everyone who reads my stuff and comments.  I truly appreciate it!

Self-Published Authors Getting a Knife in the Back?

Interesting article about some potentially dodgy dealings from Amazon and the big six to negate the success of Self-Published Authors.

Not certain how true all of this is, but if it is correct, that doesn’t bode well for self-publishing.  Though really, I think it will just mean that self-publishing will move away from Amazon to another venue.

http://www.derekhaines.ch/vandal/2012/11/self-published-authors-get-ready-youre-being-dumped/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

NaNoWriMo

For those who haven’t heard of it, NaNoWriMo is ‘National November Writing Month’.  It challenges you to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November.

I have considered doing it on several occasions and I sort of have done it once.  The problem always seems to be that I’m in the middle of a manuscript when it rolls around, or I’m working on a short story for Christmas or something.  This year I find myself busy doing some pretty heavy rewrites of my novel thanks to WordFalls excellent feedback.

The ‘sort of’ time I mentioned sadly doesn’t count, but I like to think it does.  I was writing my first draft of my novel and I was half-way through it when November rolled around.  At that point, I did go on to write 50K in November to finish my novel on the 28th, so that’s why I only ‘sort of’ count it.

I don’t know if I am going to do it this year.  I haven’t made up my mind (nor do I know what I’d write if I did).  What about you?  Are you going to do it?  If so, what are you going to write about?