The New Year is upon us and I have several announcements to make about my plans in the upcoming year, both in terms of fiction writing and blog content. So here it goes!
Nine Tails is coming out later this month!
Those of you who have followed me for a while have likely heard about my Korean mythology based story Nine Tails for awhile now, and I’m happy to say that I’m planning to begin releasing it at the end of this month. It is an urban fantasy serial, so the release will be staggered throughout February as well, and my plan is to release it exclusively on Kindle, at least to start.
There will be more details to come as the weeks progress, but I wanted to kick off the New Year by saying that. I’ve been toying around with different variants of this story for several years, and I think it’s about time that this story be put out into the world for others to read.
I’m excited. You should be too.
In 2016 I feel like I have finally gotten to a point where I put out consistent content, and I was able to up my posting to twice a week. That being said, a lot of these posts are not as tightly written as I would like. I’m planning to put more time into writing these posts so that the quality (hopefully) goes up.
Practically what this will look like is a shift in release schedule where posts will be coming out on Tuesdays and Fridays moving forward. This will allow me to have couple extra days worked into my schedule so I can work on each post for longer rather than aiming to release it on the same day I’m planning to post it.
In related news, the next post on this site will be on Friday, and it will involve Nine Tails.
Some of you who follow me on Twitter may have heard me mention the possibility of a YouTube channel awhile ago. This is something that I’m still toying with, but if I jump into this format, I want to make sure that I’m producing quality videos.
I’ve started planning out some of the content, and I want to focus on analyzing different aspects of stories (whether they be books, comics, TV series, or films) that I either enjoy or are very popular and looking at what I think works and doesn’t work and what we can learn from it as writers and fans. Some examples of video ideas from my brainstorming session were “Why Harry Potter Should’ve Ended Up With Herminone” or “Why Wilson Fisk is Such a Great Villain”.
I don’t have a set deadline for when I want to get this off the ground, since I want to make sure I’m putting in the right amount of research and care to put together good videos, but it will likely happen within the next few months. Videos will also, probably, replace my second blog post each week, but I’ll sort out the details of all that when it starts to come together.
Other Fiction Projects…
Following Nine Tails, there will be some other projects I have planned coming up throughout the year. One will be the sequel to Nine Tails, which I’m planning to release in the summer of this year. Another is a web serial that I’m working on with a friend involving our own unique take on the superhero genre. We’re just starting to lay out the groundwork, so there’s no set release date, but I imagine it will come out later this year or sometime early next.
I will also likely be putting together a sci-fi short story series between the releases of the Nine Tails books. While Nine Tails is a serial, the episodes are on the longer side coming in at around 20K words each. This series, as of yet unnamed, will feature 5-7k word episodes instead, and I’m aiming to make it feel a little bit more like a TV series than a chopped up novel. As I get closer to release on this I will share more details about the exact premise, but it essentially involves an alien crash landing on Earth and the hijinks that ensue.
2016 was really a year to forget, for many reasons, but I’m hoping that I can really make something of 2017. I will expand on and provide more updates about each of these different projects as I move forward with them, but I wanted to thank all of you, my readers, for your continued support thus far.