Two pieces of news this time around:

– Announcing the name of book 3
– I need your help nominating Arcane for its first-ever book contest

Firstly, I’m excited to announce that the name of the next book, coming out in December, will be Mercy’s Trial (Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 3). It’s an epic work (a book as long as Legend!). It’s currently with my wife, who is doing the developmental editing. When that gets done, it’s going to go through another couple of edit rounds before a line editor takes over. The cover reveal will come in the next few months. In the meantime, I’ll get to start writing book 4! Needless to say, I’m ultra excited.

Secondly, I’d like to ask your help with something I’ve never tried before–a book contest! Epic Fantasy Fanatics is running a massive contest on Facebook, and I’ve submitted Arcane for contention. The tricky part is that Arcane will require 100 nominations to enter the main contention round, and I’ve only got a handful so far because I haven’t publicized that I’ve entered the contest. Nominating the book is super quick and easy:†††

Simply go to Arcane’s nomination page (link below), scroll down, and click on “nominate”. Doing so will prompt an automatic Facebook dialogue asking you if you wish to nominate Arcane. Click on “Yes.” †

Link to Arcane’s nomination page

The nomination round ends in four days (July 14th), so your help in getting us to 100 is crucial. Thank you so much for your amazing support :)

So what do you think of the name Mercy’s Trial? Are you as excited as I am?

All the best,

Sever

22 thoughts on “Two pieces of news this time around:

  1. Hi! I don’t have Facebook so sorry, but I would immidietlu, so I’m that one guy who is just like “I’m writing. A book too” yayaa. But it was stolen, and I only had one chapter online (10 chapters I wrote down) and it was all stolen (and my backpack) so now I’m back to square one. I need your help, what can I do to continue writing again, I just want tips to get back into it. Please help, (it was worth thousands of dollars to me) so please what can I do thanks…
    – your best fan (btw IM SO EXCITED for #3)

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    • Sorry to hear that you lost your work, Sasa! How awful! It happened to me too, believe it or not–back in my teenage years, I lost half of an entire book to a computer crash. I learned my lesson well: always have backups!

      Years later, I finished new books–better books–and am much happier. So don’t fret, you’ll get around to it when you’re ready again.

      In the meantime, I personally get inspired to write again by reading craft books (meaning books on how to become a better writer). Here’s a trio I aalways recommend to aspiring authors:

      Wired for Story by Lisa Cron
      Self-editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
      A Writer’s Guide to Fiction by Elizabeth Lyon

      Also any of the craft books by Chris Fox.

      I’ve read a ton of craft books and I’ve found these to be the best, in my opinion.

      Good luck, and be a friend to yourself as you mourn the loss of your work! :)

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      • Thank you so much for the feedback, I’ve already started again (The day it was stolen in fact) And I am thriving, and as much as annoying as was, I learned it was a learning experience for me, and also a time for me to go back and do all the clean up I had needed to do.
        I am thriving in my writing right now, once again thank you so much, and you are my favorite author.
        Btw I am Sasa

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