My Current Work in Progress
Hi, guys, and I hope you’re all enjoying Lord of Columbia: Northern Knights, especially you Browns fans out there!
Anyway, as promised if the Browns win, you win, so I’m setting the book for free again come Monday.
Also, I’m looking to enhance the quality of the work a smidge…or should I say…in a full-length novella?
Yes! Because within the next week or so I’m going to give away a short novella depicting some characters in Lord of Columbia who are mentioned, such as David ap Santos and Neo Skyehawk. I want to start with Skyehawk because he has a rather important role in Northern Knights’ subplot, but isn’t shown.
I should’ve done this sooner, but as a rookie, I’m learning on the fly here and Northern Knights is simply just me getting everything right for my future full-length novels.
After watching a really informative webinar by Nick Stephenson and downloading a couple of his blueprints, I came across the free novella (or short story, tidbits, or whatever ideas comes your way) to place inside an ebook, especially our early ones, to reward readers.
Also, for those of you who’ve downloaded the work and really don’t feel like downloading it again, rest assured, because I’m also creating a Landing Page, too, which will give you access to this novella and any time I have more novellas coming my way, I’ll be sure to let you know. Also, if you’re buying the work in print, also use my Landing Page to get this and other future works for free!
I’ll write an additional post to let everyone know when this novella is linked to the ebook.
15,000 to 20,000 Words
Now, some of you may be thinking another book?
Dude, Northern Knights is long as hell, as my parents think! But again, rest assured, as these little novellas are borderline short stories, and are no more than 20,000 words in length. I pay close attention to my wordcount and omit anything not directly related to the story.
I like to think of this almost like Pottermore, and you all know by now J.K. Rowling was a huge influence on me and ironically her work shaped my Libertarian views, though I do believe she’s part of the Labor (Labour in British English, I know, I’m an ignorant American) Party in England. Nevertheless, I somehow took a Libertarian message from Harry Potter.
Before I deviate too far off-subject, I was addicted to Pottermore when it first came out and loved a lot of the backstories Rowling provided for several pop-in and even characters who shaped the series that didn’t make the final cut into her works.
So, thanks to Rowling for that.
Free, Free, Free!
Yes, these novellas are free and what’s cool is I’m looking to upload one free novella for each work from here on out. And again, if you just want the freebie to test my writing style without buying Northern Knights first, you can do just that by signing with the Landing Page which will be coming shortly.
Hey Rookie, Welcome to the Big Leagues
Again, it’s something I wish I did earlier or even thought of earlier, but being a rookie here means a few things: Ups and Downs.
I like to think of it as being like, say, Baker Mayfield, who put up some pretty numbers in his preseason debut and threw the ball to the guys in the orange helmets, but still bolted the pocket far too many times, threw off his back foot too often, and didn’t adjust well to pre-snap reads.
But, Mayfield played well enough for those of us to say, “You know what, this guy might actually be the one quarterback in Cleveland who sticks.”
Take note, Mayfield will be Starter #30 since 1999 for the Browns when he eventually takes the reins.