So, to start, it’s still technically 2017 awards season so here’s the list of stuff I put out this year that is at least technically eligible for awards.
February 2017: Duchess of Terra
March 2017: Judgment of Mars
May 2017: Rimward Stars
August 2017: ONSET: Blood of the Innocent
August 2017: Heart of Vengeance
September 2017: Terra & Imperium
October 2017: Interstellar Mage
November 2017: Changeling’s Fealty
November 2017: Oath of Vengeance
December 2017: Operation Medusa
All of these are eligible for the assorted Best Novel of 2017 awards, including Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Dragon, etc. etc. All are between 80 and 120K words.
If you think any of them deserve award consideration, I’d be shocked, stunned and pleased 😀
The list of ten novels up there tells you a lot about my year. It was a hectic year with a lot of work done. Once Stay of Execution is complete, I will have written eight and a half novels myself this year and co-written two. It’s been my most financially successful year ever as well, which is all thanks to you crazy people.
Thank you so much.
This was also the year that Faolan’s Pen grew beyond “the corporation that I self-publish through with some help from my wife” into something a bit more solid and “real”. I’ve stepped back from a lot of the publisher side of things, handing it over to my wife (who is, frankly, roughly six gazillion times better at marketing than I am) and we’re in the process of bringing on an employee to help handle a lot of the back-end stuff.
The hope is that this will give me more time to write. The current plan is to release seven novels next year, including the conclusion of the ONSET series, the second Changeling book, the rest of the Red Falcon series, and the beginning of the sequel series to both Starship’s Mage and Duchy of Terra.
My goal is to hold to six-to-seven books a year for a few years while we experiment with the industry. There’s some very cool stuff we’re poking at that should be winging your way in 2018 and I look forward to sharing the results of some of our behind-closed-doors discussion.
But yeah. 2017 was my second full year as a full-time author. You guys and gals and other folks make it possible for me to support my cats in the style to which they are accustomed AND have an employee…by telling stories.
You are all so fantastic 😀