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Anyway. Ten Motherfucking books.
When I wrote ‘The End’ in November of 2016, winning my first NaNoWriMo, I never woulda guessed I’d be here. With ten books in this series, three in another, and one I just keep neglecting, sorry team Expedition Inc.
I’d toyed with writing for decades, never seriously giving it enough energy for take-off. I played with it after we moved to CO, writing at lunch at Illegal Pete’s on the 16th St. Mall. I’d doodle story ideas in a notebook, rarely getting past that point.
After 2016 I couldn’t ignore it. Not only did I feel proud of what I’d done, but I realized I had the ability to tell a story, and knew there were more inside me.
Space Rogues was released too early. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I put it up having only given it a once over with Grammarly. The cover as you can see was hella homemade.
While I was working on getting a second book written, I was also trying to get book 1 in a more professional shape.
Flash forward 8 years and here we are. Space Rogues 10: Rogue Enterprises wraps up what I guess I consider Phase 1 of the Space Rogues Universe (SRU. LOL!). I’ve written and am about to send Rogue Enterprises Book 1: Long Days, Short Knights, to my editor. The Rogue Enterprises Series is Phase 2 of the SRU.
On top of that, I’ve released 3 books in the Grand Human Empire series, with the 4th the next book in the queue to write.
Expedition Inc. Is being neglected and I feel bad about it. I promise I’ll get the next book out for that one. Probably after GHE4. I’ve actually got some heavy notes on what that book will be.
This journey has been fantastically amazing. I never would have expected that not only could I get a book out, that I could get out almost 15, but that I could make money doing it. Writing, much like conference organizing isn’t high a margin profession (I have a type, I guess), but with writing, things are a bit more in my control.
For those that have followed along on this trip, buying (Hopefully liking) my books, reading this blog, or my newsletters. I can’t thank you enough. Being a creative is hard, our society has a love-hate relationship with creativity. More on that maybe later, who knows.
For this post, I want to end on ‘Thank You’