Monday, February 22, 2016

Got that whole Tales of Timeless Springs stuff figured out...

So when it comes to Tales of Timeless Springs, I feel like my whole life is a mess and I don't know what I'm doing. That was until earlier this afternoon when it all hit me...

Take a note of inspiration from the series that started it all.

Growing up I loved Goosebumps. It was my shit. That was what I wanted to do as a little nine year old writer.

Figuring out Tales of Timeless Springs has been a chore. I've been working on it casually for a few years. It was basically my affair project to go to when She Sees Metaphors was driving me nuts. And now that She Sees Metaphors is all set (mostly, more on that in a sec), ToTS has become my focus. But there's so much that I wanted to do with the world that I created and it was driving me nuts. And then I thought about Goosebumps and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Fear Street, and I realized I can do that. 

So how's this going to work?


I'm going to make things simple and just release each book (which will typically be either a collection of stories or a novella, all of which will take place in the city of Timeless Springs) on Kindle. Eventually I'll release an anthology in print, but for now, they're just going to come out as ebooks, one or two a year. Timeless Springs will be my getaway stories while I work on the bigger books, which brings me to my next topic...

We ain't done yet.

She Sees Metaphors is going to have a second edition! It's going to be nifty, too. There'll be an author intro, a sample from Tales of Timeless Springs, and I fixed the typos that so many people were generous enough to point out to me. And once this new edition is all set, I plan to start bugging the shit out of some local bookstores until they put it on their shelves. Because community.

So yeah, plenty of Tales of Timeless Springs to come. And I can finally get started on my second novel, which I'll talk about later.