Welcome to Episode 6 of “Indie Writing Life,” my weekly series about my ongoing activities as an indie writer. This week: book launch prep, a progress report on my WIP, an initial outline for a new post-apocalyptic novel, critiques for my WIP, and reading a good book on book launches.
A typical writing week, from my WIP to the preparations for a new release. Plus some new technology exploration and some planned downtime to recharge those creative batteries.
My new novelette launches on Leap Day, February 29th. (What can I say? I couldn’t resist the novelty of the launch date.) The ebook preorder is now available on Amazon. Find out more!
Episode 4 of my “Indie Writing Life” series covers taxes, my progress on my current Work-In-Progress (WIP), a convention update, and a few other topics.
Another typical week in the writing trenches for me. Made progress on my WIP, did some volunteer work for Balticon, and did some “indie publishing” stuff.
This cover image is for my upcoming book “Death Comes to Town,” which is a Crime story (with a small touch of Horror) that takes place in a Fantasy setting. One of the key scenes is a duel fought between two highly accomplished sword-wielders on a snow-covered hill. The image was created by Glenn Porter, a highly accomplished graphic artist who does conceptual work for films and electronic games. With some authorized Photoshop modifications by me.
Meet author David Keener at Ravencon 17 from April 26-28, 2024 at Virginia Crossings Hotel in Glen Allen, VA! Ravencon is a fan-run Science Fiction and Fantasy convention that was conceived by a dedicated group of fans in 2005. Their goal is to create a forum in which fans and professionals can interact and share their interests in literature, art, gaming, podcasting, costuming, science, and music.
I suggested “Books That Feel Like Fantasy But Aren’t” as a topic for one of our podcasts for the Hourlings Podcast Project. My fellow podcast-inators looked at me like I had two heads. So, I decided to do it as a blog post instead since they clearly weren’t feeling the sheer brilliance of my idea.
Welcome to the second Episode of “Indie Writing Life,” my sort of weekly series about what I work on each week as a writer, i.e. – somebody running a business writing and selling books.
I often do a Cast of Characters cheat sheet for my stories. Here’s the one for my upcoming novella, “Invisible” (this is a working title, so it will probably change later). This helps me keep some of the details of my characters straight.