Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Savour the Small Things: What's next for Bearion Studios?

2014 is coming to an end, and I've been very busy with things on my end. NaNoWriMo ended a couple weeks back, and I came away from it with victory in hand! Granted I only hit 50,091 words, but a win is still a win. Rite of Passage, the story I selected for this year, is far from complete and it needs a lot of cleaning up, but it's coming along nicely.


 So what is next for Bearion Studios? There's a lot coming up, which I'll be talking about in the coming months, but in the immediate future, I'm looking at getting a novella out before my second novel hits shelves. If you remember from a previous post, I talked about a story called The Last Stand. But in case you don't or you don't want to go back to read that post, The Last Stand was a project to showcase Dane's growth as a leader in the military. This is his first operation alone, without any military counsel offered by his Sergeant (who plays a prominent role later on in the series). It's also set just a couple months after the Shadows of War timeline, so chronologically this novella is next in the series.

It's going to be a shorter piece with a bit of intrigue in it, so that means the whole project is in a new realm for me. I've never written something short, as my work tends to run long. And since it's between books 1 and 2 of the main series, I want to get it out now instead of doing one of those annoying prequels. I don't like prequels, so I won't subject my readers to one.

I'm shooting to get The Last Stand published for April 2015, but that really depends on whether I can get some cover art for it. I know plenty of artists. I don't know that many who can draw humans in armor. So that might take a bit of money and looking around to figure out what to do. Who knows, maybe I'll start a Kickstarter for the $200 necessary? .... Naw. That'd be silly. :3

Once The Last Stand hits shelves, work will begin on Legion of Sytarel, the second book in the Legends of Galria series, and I hope to have that out by June or July 2015. And after that?

Well, we'll just see what happens. 2015 is going to be a big year, but I'll talk more about that after Christmas. :)

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