Updates, Delays, and What the Future Holds

Well...So much for posting weekly. Or monthly.

Turns out this whole working dad thing cut into more of my creative time than I had anticipated (which had been a bunch). That being said, I have been working on several projects, though not all of them are getting done as quickly as I had hoped.

First and foremost, THE THINGS THAT WALKED BEFORE, my Lovecraftian novel that is an adaptation of a film script I wrote in College is being tabled for the moment. The cover is done, and adapting my own screenplay feels like I am second drafting rather than first drafting, so the project should be moving on at a good clip. It isn't. Its not the story, I really like it and want to share it with the world. Its the timeline that I planned to have it finished in. THINGS was slated for an October release, and that isn't even close to being a reality. I think its a combination of the looming deadline combined with my desire to finish CRIES OF THE FORSAKEN first that ended up slowing my pace to a crawl. So, for the immediate future I am delaying this one. Its still coming, the story is mostly complete, I'm just adding some connecting prose and refining some details. When it does get done (next year?) prepare to get scared.

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Secondly, CRIES OF THE FORSAKEN is right on schedule. First draft is done, and Im starting my re-read/edit and then on to the second draft. It should be out by December. Milica has the cover order and should be starting on that in a month or so.

Now to the more secretive projects...

The one that will come to fruition first is an original novel by a new author to the Dark Tidings Press team. I can't share too much detail on this yet as we are still in early days for the process. I am excited for this novel to say the least, and it's about time for us to publish more professional liars than just myself.

The second project, which I can talk about in more detail though it wont be out for considerably longer (irony?) is a graphic novel set in the Gods and Men Cycle. Patrick Buermeyer who has been doing some monster art for us (check out the bestiary) is doing the pencils and inks. The book is tentatively titled TARNISHED. It follows the adventures of the Paladin who trained Trent, Devin, and Gil prior to the events of WRATH OF THE FALLEN as he hunts down a rogue Paladin who has started burning villages. The book will most likely be released as a single volume graphic novel in a casewrap hardcover. There is no projected date for release, at this time.

Thats it for now. Stay tuned!