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October 2021 newsletter

by Oct 3, 2021Wonderings14 comments

Hey y’all!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but have no fear, I’ve been hard at work. How hard, you might ask? Hard enough that I’m done with A Necessary Heresy. I even have a cool video of me typing the magic words, “THE END”.

But like wiser folk say, it’s the journey that counts; not the destination, and this journey has been quite the expedition. This is the most difficult book I’ve ever written because it might also be my most important. A Necessary Heresy is the fulcrum around which the entire series revolves.

I can say that with absolute confidence because when I was writing the William Wilde series, I included many scenes from Seminal, and in doing so, I unwittingly wrote myself into a corner. I only discovered said corner while actually typing away at Instrument of Omens. This book leads me into that corner, but it also sets it up for me getting out of that corner.

In all honesty, if I could go back to my past self, I’d give him a thrashing. He really should have thought this out more clearly.

And that’s the end of my whining.

By the way, because I’m in the midst of editing, I find myself really enjoying the story. The journey—corners and all—is one I’m happy to travel. I like it a lot, including the set ups for what comes next… I can’t wait to find out what happens.

Oh, yes. When will I release the book. Well, I’m done with the first draft, and now comes lots of editing and input from alpha and beta readers. If they think the corner is not so cumbersome and that the path past it is strong, then—fingers crossed!—I should have it out by the end of the year.

Moving on to other news and stuff, my friend Phil Tucker decided to put his entire Chronicles of the Black Gate series in one volume. Eek! That’s almost 3500 pages (not a misprint) of a set of books that I absolutely love. The cover art is pretty fantastic, too. And how much for this massive amount of goodness?

Just $4.99! Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/Chronicles-Black-Gate-Phil-Tucker-ebook/dp/B09HHQ47WN

I’m also watching Breaking Bad only because I promised my sons I would. I’m getting worried for Hank. I really enjoyed Only Murders in the Building with Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. I had no idea she was such a good actor.

That’s it from my end. Have a wonderful October!

 

Davis

14 Comments

  1. J O

    Just finished Memories… can’t wait for the third book.

    Reply
    • Davis

      Glad you enjoyed it! That’s always great to hear. Book 3 is coming along. Hopefully, the edits won’t require an immense amount of work.

      Davis

      Reply
  2. Craig Carroll

    Well I have really enjoyed the memories of prophecies series so far. I am now going to read your other works starting on a warriors path. I really am looking forward to discovering more of your literary universe. Thank you for all your hard work!

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    • Davis

      Thank you for giving my books a try! Happy reading!

      Davis

      Reply
      • Yonis

        Hi,
        I have you got the video of the Ark Victoria team interviewing you?
        Yonis

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        • Davis

          As far as I can tell, it hasn’t been posted yet. But hopefully soon.

          Davis

          Reply
  3. Yonis

    I really like your books. Can’t wait for the next Sequel.

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    • Davis

      Thank you for reaching and letting me know! The sequel hit a setback that turns out to be a blessing. It’ll be much better for the changes I’m going to have to make.

      Davis

      Reply
  4. Logan Cavin

    Just completed your entire series. Character development was fantastic and biting my nails for the next release. Thank you for sharing your gift.

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    • Davis

      Thank you for giving the books a chance. Hopefully the nailbiting will be worth it when the next book is released!

      Davis

      Reply
  5. Tanika Dennie

    Thank Davis for bring a more Asian twist to the fantasy genre, I would love to see more people of color in books rather than the usual Eurocentric stories.
    Regarding the Anchored Worlds series, how many books do you anticipate writing?

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    • Davis

      I’m glad you enjoyed the books so far, and thankfully, there a lot more books being published these days that aren’t Eurocentric. It’s a great change that should have happened long ago.
      As far as the Anchored Worlds, the current series, Instrument of Omens, should have around 7 books. Maybe less.

      Davis

      Reply
  6. Kai Leppanen

    I think I’ve found a new favourite author! I just read the first two Instrument of Omens books in a blitz over 5 days and am now holding my breath. Cant wait for the next book. I suppose I will have to read the Castes and Outcastes and William Wilde while I wait!

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    • Davis

      New favorite author! Awesome! I’ll definitely take that compliment! And the good thing about the Castes and the OutCastes and William Wilde is all those references Cinder and Anya keep making will suddenly make sense. Even the story the gleeman told Cinder back in Swift Sword.

      Davis

      Reply

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