I must say, 2013 is off to an amazing start. Stormcaller’s successful giveaway program netted a great deal of exposure. It’s too early to count chickens, but I wouldn’t be shocked or dismayed to see that the book enjoyed modest, steady sales throughout the month of February. Expect a more detailed analysis on KDP’s impact in March.
I’m working another short-term contract at the moment, back at En Masse Entertainment, where I’m helping with the launch of TERA: Rising. It’s great to see everyone, and I’m doing some different work, which makes for a nice change of pace. Plus, I frequently find myself treated to spectacular views of sunsets. Still, it is a short-term gig, and I’ve lined up another job for after.
I accepted an offer to teach in Japan, which means a lot of things, most of which are really good. I’m excited about the opportunity to travel again. I’ve been back in the states for seven years now, and wanderlust is making my feet itch something terrible. It gave me a great excuse to brush up on my Japanese skills, so there’s that. Stormcaller #3 takes place in Japan, so hooray for research opportunities!
There are, however, two impacts on the lower end of the joy scale.
First, I must leave the beloved sailboat that’s been my home for the past two years. That’s a tough one, more so because I must do it before the end of February. That’s not a lot of time, so if anyone in the Puget Sound region is interested in a killer deal on a sailboat, send me an email.
Second, I don’t know that I’ll get to write two novels this year. That was certainly my goal, but until I leave for Japan, my free time will be booked with moving or studying. I don’t anticipate a lot of writing time until June. I do get the month of August off, but either way, I think I only get to finish one of the two novels on my list. I’m still torn as to which one to finish. Both are about in the same level of completion, both need the same amount of work…
Something to think about. In any event, this year is shaping up in ways I never expected. New choices, new chances, new challenges….