Forming

-Oration performed by an unnamed Seveli Justicar. Transcribed by Valan Forvana in the year 3622, Illyrian Long Count. So it came to pass that those who came before departed from the heavens. They were few, but of purpose and of courage, and of seeing. And they were led by the one whose voice still sangContinue reading “Forming”

Regarding the Firstborn

–Third day of the sixth cycle 3613, Illyrian Long Count. Such is an account of my research into the Firstborn and the making of the world. While the Seveli account of the creation of the universe stands apart as unique and wholly original, the accounts of the lesser gods vary greatly depending on the sourceContinue reading “Regarding the Firstborn”

Part Two: The First Born

An excerpt from the Grimorlin The First Born -Passage from of Gods and Men. Original text recovered from the Great Library of Tol’ Rukar, transcribed by Valan Forvana in the year 3618, Illyrian Long Count. Forward: Artimus Cahn, second scribe to High Lord Hectari Bromaire, 313 A.F. There is debate between Sevaelis and the Venticle asContinue reading “Part Two: The First Born”

One Month Anniversary!

It is hard to believe it has been one month since I first published A Promise of Iron. To mark such an auspicious occasion I am running a special thank you promo to all my newsletter subscribers 1/19-1/23. Promo will begin tomorrow AM so check your email! In addition to this special promo, the monthlyContinue reading “One Month Anniversary!”

Part One: The Song of Creation

An excerpt from the Grimorlin The Song of Creation -Oration performed by a Seveli Justicar. Transcribed by Valan Forvana in the year 3622, Illyrian Long Count In the beginning, there was Void. All that had been was Void. All that was was Void. But Void was not of what was to come. Low and blessedContinue reading “Part One: The Song of Creation”

Part Ten and Three: The Hustle

Retweet, like, follow, rinse, repeat. Feed the algorithm. Keywords, promos, giveaways, ARCs, reviews. Build your brand, build your base. Work the room, network… prowl. As daunting as it is disillusioning— the hustle is real.  One powerful review can spark another while one bad review can set you back. Don’t get too hung up on either.Continue reading “Part Ten and Three: The Hustle”

Part Twelve: Community

After thousands of hours, multiple drafts, rewrites, recasts, painful cuts, alternative endings— I was able to put the keyboard down. The work was imperfect as we all are imperfect, but it was finished. I felt a sense of pride in the accomplishment, then a measure of panic. I no longer had an excuse. “I’m stillContinue reading “Part Twelve: Community”