I return from my update hiatus bearing good news! At long last, the manuscript for the second volume of the Gemsong Saga series is now complete! While there is still a good bit of editing to do, I’ve cleared the biggest hurdle, and it should all be downhill from here. Once the final editing is… Continue reading
Welcome to the first Gemsong Saga Volume 2 teaser! What follows is a short excerpt from the first chapter of volume 2. While the first round of editing may be complete, it’s not a final version. Errors may be present, and content may change in the final release. Please keep that in mind. If you… Continue reading
While my last post talked about being ready to write, finding my rhythm has taken both some time, and a lot of crumpled paper. Thankfully, my recent tech distractions have gotten me all fired up. Things are finally starting to get done, and that includes the latest chapter of “A Man Named Zephyr.”
It feels like it has been forever since I last sat down and wrote anything. While in reality, it has only been a little over four months, each day has passed both blindingly fast, and excruciatingly slow. Thankfully, my long hiatus is now over. I’m back, and ready to write. I’m out of practice and… Continue reading
When I started my break in March, I already had plans for how to fill the extra time. The Candle and Quill section of the website was put up, I got on top of releases, and even found time to work on A Man Named Zephyr. Things were looking good, and I was ready to… Continue reading
The Candle and Quill home page is now up and running. A wealth of information about the magazine and its content is now easily accessible. Simply click one of the links in the top Nav-bar and see everything the Candle and Quill has to offer. In addition, the Ruu McKinney website has gotten a full… Continue reading
Issue 05 of the Candle and Quill is now complete and pending release with smashwords.com. With the departure from Patreon, getting the Candle and Quill’s home page online is my main priority. This will require substantial work, and I’ll be taking March off to handle it and the rest of my backlog.
The Candle and Quill project will be leaving Patreon as of issue 04’s release. From this point forward, all current and future releases will be available via Smashwords.com as well as several other online retailers. This change comes after much thought, and has been prompted by several factors, as explained below.
Issue 04 of the Candle and Quill is done and ready to release. With the release of this new issue, there are several exciting short stories as well as full-length novel chapters to enjoy.
Issue 03 of the Candle and Quill is complete and ready for release. Current Patrons can expect to receive their copies within the next week, while non-patrons can look forward to it on Smashwords before the end of January. Becoming a patron is a great way to get advanced access to each new issue. If… Continue reading
Goodreads Giveaways have always been a useful tool for new and independent authors in need of exposure. I have used them several times in the past to promote my book “A Boy Named Zephyr“, and I had planned to use them to help promote the release of its upcoming sequel, “A Man Named Zephyr”. Those… Continue reading
Issue 02 of the Candle and Quill has just been completed. Patrons can expect to receive their copies around the first week of December. If you’re not already a Patron, you still have a couple of days, but time is running out. Issue 02 of the Candle and Quill continues the story of the Serpent’s… Continue reading