June 4 Quick Updates

And unrelated yawning polar bear.

So, I didn’t really have anything planned for today, but I don’t get views on the days I don’t post things, so I figured I needed something.

So, here it is:

A portrait of Realmgard character Roland von Middlesbrooke.
Roland. The alchemist of Middlesbrooke,
star of “The Alchemist of Middlesbrooke.”
  • It’s been a while since I’ve posted on update on The Alchemist of Middlesbrooke — preliminary pieces in an early form available here. I’d say I’m somewhere between a third and a half done the first draft. Still way too early for a definitive ETA at this point. However, a quick reminder that The Alchemist of Middlesbrooke will be made available for free. I’m still working out the best way to make that happen, but it will happen. Stay tuned.

The frontispiece of the Encyclopedia Realmgardica.
  • Like I’ve mentioned several times in the last couple days, I’m working on updating and compiling what is essentially the definitive version of the Encyclopedia Realmgardica. That is viewable here. Again, it’s a little sparse at this early stage, but I’ve been working on getting it fleshed out and this will ultimately be where every Encyclopedia entry will end up.

A bookshelf.
Photo by Stanislav Kondratiev on Pexels.com
  • I’ve signed up for another book giveaway, not unlike the Strong Women Giveaway that ran in — man, when was that, March?. Same general idea, people sign up to follow authors on social media and get entries to give a pile of swag. At last count, it needed 10 more sign-ups to run and there’s no indication of when that will happen, but I’m thinking at some point during the summer. Again, stay tuned — as soon as there’s news, I’ll update you.

A woman giving two thumbs up.
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  • I’ve got a couple ideas for recommendations to post in the near future, I just need to sit down and finish actually writing them.

    In the meantime, my most recent recommendation is Disney’s Three Musketeers, and my full list is here.

A person writing in a book.
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Finally, I’m going to be working on a new version of The Sisters Darkstone, the compilation of the first three Realmgard stories. I’m hoping/planning to have that ready for my niece’s birthday at the end of July.

The big thing is deciding on how much work I want to do on it and how much better I want to make the second edition than the first (which won’t be hard; I’m much better at basically every aspect of the process than I was when I did the first edition).

Also, now that I’ve got another set of three stories (Valley of Appraisal and the two Lyte Brigade stories), I’m going to do another three-book compilation. I’m still working on a title for it. Both of those compilations should be available before the end of the year.

Incidentally, in the meantime, the stories I’ve published online so far are here, and my books are available for purchase here and here.

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