Recently I went to the island of St John for a lovely wedding on the beaches there. It was the first wedding I had ever been asked to be in as a groomsman, yet somehow I don't think it was like any other wedding. The bride and groom gave each other a high five after they were pronounced instead of the customary kiss. I do so love my friends. I have some pictures from the trip that I might post sometime in the future.
Rather than stride boldly directly into writing Book 3 of the Saga of Ukumog, I have been doing other work on the whole series and the world. The most recent project is creating a map for the world that isn't a pile of hand-drawn scribbles. A map that I might someday be able to present to the fans of the series. Well, here is a tiny taste of the work in progress:
As you can see, there is a lot more work to be done (even what you see might be tweaked a bit), but I wanted to share this tiny fragment with all of you since I haven't posted in a while. More to come in the future!
Currently, I am debating attending a local convention this fall and trying to promote my books. Ultimately it would be amazing (and nearly impossible) to have book 2 available before the convention, but it is very unlikely. I am still trying to work out the details of that trip. I would rather not wander the halls with a backpack full of books and trying to talk to people about the series. I have always done much better with that sort of thing when I have a table or someplace set up for me to chat with folks. Last minute planning though might leave me without a specific home amidst the ocean of con goers. I will let you all know when and if you can find me at any cons in the near future.
Until next time, internet. Be well!