Good News With The Bad…

…And I’m back! Welcome to Outpost Dire, home to the shared Dire Universe of epic, grimdark fantasy, military sci-fi, thrillers, and more! Let’s dive right in.

Well, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted. A lot has happened, and only a little of it good. Let’s start with the bad.

Bad News Level One: I’ve been faced with a significant amount of writing withdraw and writer’s block. Since I haven’t been writing, I can feel it crawling up my throat and wanting to come out. When I try to write, nothing inspiring comes to me. More on this later.

Bad News Level Two: There are few things that really set me off, and one of them is rude people. And rude people, those who pretend to do no wrong, well … sometimes you’ve just got to cut them out of your life like the cancerous parasite they are. Now, I must decide if I’ll let it go or not. I don’t know, I’m a villain at heart…

Bad News Level Shit: I’ve had a death in the family, so I took some time to address that. It required a good deal of travel, a significant amount of patience, and a lot of heartrending moments. She’ll be missed, but she also had an incredible life that few can boast. Passing away a few weeks shy of 103 isn’t anything to complain about. My grandmother was surrounded by family and love, and we cared for her at home until the end.

Now for a change of tone and some good news.

Good News Level One: Sometimes, people lose friends in their life, and sometimes, they come back… 

Good News Level Two: Well, when I wasn’t up to writing, I started to peruse my older works and to see if I was ready to dive back into the fantasy world. Turns out, I am. I’m currently outlining and soft writing a book set in the world of Ermaeyth (Dark Legacy Series). It’ll be a while before this comes to light as a few other fantasy books must come out first.

Good News Level Three: I’m also currently writing a romance novella. It’ll probably piss people off, but I don’t care anymore. Sometimes, you’ve just got to write what you want and not worry about what people think! That said, if you’ve read my works, you know you should take the “romance story” with a grain of salt, and a huge cup of sugar. Might want to grab a box of tissue for your nose, too.

Good News Level Four: I’m about to be part of an author meet and greet where I get to be the highlight. Well, my book anyway… It’s happening this month, so can’t wait! Also, yours truly might be making my way to a podcast soon. Will keep you posted.

The Best News Level Awesome: I’ve been asked many times. “Are you going to write a sequel to The Dark Portal?” That answer has always been a resounding no … “No, not with those characters I introduced, but the Dark Portal itself? Yes!” That said, I would like to formally backpedal on my initial answer and amend it by saying: “Yes, I am writing a sequel to The Dark Portal. Yes, one of the books will have Darrovan, the rest of them won’t.” Having said that, The Dark Portal 1.5 is going to take your breath away and make you question your sanity. The Dark Portal 2.0 will take place in Texas during the 1850s … when I get around to it.

That’s it for this round, short and sweet. I shall return…

If you enjoyed this content, check out my books, The Bearer of SecretsMark of the ProfaneThe Demon’s FateThe Dark Portal, For Heathens of Heaven, and Flawed to the Core: Building Memorable Characters and Writing on Amazon. All works are available on Kindle Unlimited, eBook, and print. Reviews can be found on Goodreads and Amazon.

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