Updates On a Few Things

Yeah, I know, I know, been awhile since I posted anything. I’ve been involved with a work project that has tied up a lot of my time, just one of the joys of writing with a day job.

I wanted to update on a few things, and since this has so much to do with my writing, I’ll be posting this on enathansisk.com too.

First, the writing is lagging hard and that’s my fault. FayTown Calling is a good month behind. I was hoping to send out a final call for beta readers the end of February and have it edited and out by May. That’s not looking on track though, I won’t send out to beta readers (which you can still be a part of, just comment or email me!) and don’t think I will until mid April. I have many things to change, tweak, and add, and a final polish to make it readable. That moves publication to June (God, I hope…)

On my other writing fronts, I have a short story and a novella that are coming along. I haven’t touched the novella in a month, but it doesn’t need much. I really just need to tie together all the elements and I’ll have a brand new 25k+ story to release. It’s quite a bit different than anything else I’ve written and I’m pretty proud of it.

The short story came as a bit of a surprise. I had written it under a completely different context, then reworked it to be in Virgil’s world. It started at just under 2000 words and now is coming up on 10k. It’s been fun as well and has raised an interesting opportunity. I can’t go too much into it without giving away details of the story, but it deals with an aspect of Virgil’s world that I love. I mean, I love it. I had everything laid out for Sorcerer Rising, probably 9/10 of the story completed when I came up with this idea and I nearly scrapped it all to pursue this idea.

Believe me, Virgil would be a bit different in that context.

I ended up not doing it because I still love Virgil and his perspective on his world. He has a more centralize role that gives him exposure to more of the world. This other perspective is polarized and not as able to freely go about the world. It’s also an aspect of the world that is currently…hidden…from Virgil.

Let’s just say this, people are finally going to be shown what the Coven is.

I’m gonna send this short out to my mailing list, so you’ll get it for free if you’ve signed up. I’ll detail this a bit more there, but I would really like feedback. This aspect of the world is ripe with possibilities and I’d like to see where it can go. I’m thinking of a sort of episodic serial with multiple characters. I really think it could be fun but don’t want to commit to the logistics until I’m sure.

Lastly, my update on the ABNA (Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award).

I didn’t make the cut on this one.

I was hoping to, at least, make it into the second round but can’t win em all. I guess. It stung, not gonna lie on that. Oh well.

Keep on writing. That’s the best way to deal with rejection.


About enathansisk

My name is Nathan Sisk, and I am a writer and aspiring author.
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