I made quite a few New Years resolutions in regards to my writing. One was to not waste space on this blog with non-writing related stuff. That being said, the Top 10 albums of 2013 countdown will be cut off at number 5. The important thing here is the Number One album anyway and that was easily Agnes Obel’s Aventine.
Now, a few notes on Broken Skies because I don’t think I gave it the proper introduction it deserved when The Sick Ones was released. Here are a few bullet notes to iron out the wrinkles and answer some of the questions that seemed to be getting some people confused about the first book of the Broken Skies series.
The first book, The Sick Ones is about 90 pages long (28,500 words). Call it a novella, novelette, whatever you want. The main purpose of The Sick Ones was to set up the world properly and introduce the reader to the characters. There is still a driving story to it but I thought it was a nice brief way to give a sample of what was to come.
There will be 6 or 7 books in all. The second one, tentatively titled Creatures Great and Small, should be finished (on my end) by the end of February.
The remainder of the books will fall in the 40,000 – 60,000 word range. One of the great things about working with Severed Press on Broken Skies is that they preferred to get the story down to its true form and to not be hindered with strict word counts. This is good, as the writing process of this series has been all over the place. I’m not done with Book 2 yet but there are portions of Books 3 and 4 already written. As the story progresses, I think readers may begin to understand why I am writing it all out in such a weird way.
Broken Skies: The Sick Ones is just $1.00 for you Kindle. We’re planning to release the first 3 books together as a collection of sorts in paperback whenever we reach that point (hopefully sometime around the end of summer).
If you haven’t already picked up your copy of Broken Skies: The Sick Ones, you can grab it here.