Lon Varnadore's Author Blog

Sci-Fi and Fantasy with a noir edge

Sorry for the long silence

Hello all.  I am sorry for the long silence.  I was on a long trip and the wifi available wasn’t great.  I barely cracked my computer at all.  However, I did write in a little spiral notebook every day sometimes for hours.  It was a combination of working on a rpg setting (which I have since chucked for a different idea…more later) and various notes for random ideas and scenes that popped into my head.

Having just gotten back to the states recently, I am lollygagging at the moment.  Simply sitting here, looking over the notes–which are written in a near unintelligible chicken scratch of my own hand–and letting my mind wonder about.  I will buckle down and start to focus on the writing more as the days progress.  I am not sure if I will hit my goal of seven titles on Amazon by the end of the year, but I am going to try my best.  I have two this year, and I have until Dec. 31 2016, 11:59:59 right?  😛

Anyway…I have also read a few books while I was on the trip.  The first three books of the Eli Monpress series by Rachel Anon, she wrote a book called 2k to 10k and wanted to see if she had something to back it up, she did.  Wonderful books.  I also finished, just before I got home The Gilded Chain by David Duncan, a good rollicking kind of yarn.

And it has put me in the mood to move away from even the space opera science fantasy of Book of the Void to something more in line with fantasy.  The trip I went on had something to do with it I believe.  I was in Europe, sailing down the Danube and Rhine.  So, that scenery and background is in my head.  I will keep you all updated on how that starts to pan out as well.  The current thought I have is that I write this book and I will release it on its own and part of a bundle of books written by me.  So, for say $4.99 you could get the first of all three series, the 4Pollack series, Book of the Void and whatever this one is going to be.  Or, you could get them on their own for free (Mostly Human), and $2.99 for both Void Emissary and whatever the latest title becomes.

As I said earlier, I have a new setting idea for running with some friends.  And this is actually kind of easy for me, since it will be based on the Book of the Void books.  There is so much more in my head that didn’t come out in the first book, and yes there are more coming, I promise.  But, I am thinking of also setting up a pdf that could be used as a sourcebook for a roleplaying game that I could run or release it and let others play it as well.

I will let you all know how it goes.  It could be pretty fun.  Or be a flop.  Can’t find out until I try though, right?

Anyway, I am now off to try and get some writing done and down.  Thinking 2,000 words a day is a good idea.

Catch you all later.  And the updates will be more than once a month, I promise.

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