2019 has been a busy year, but not for the usual reasons. Perhaps the biggest one is that my wife and I had a child last year, and that’s the sort of thing that upends all former certainties and schedules. Even so, I managed to get some work done.
I’m also in discussions with several tie-in publishers concerning properties near and dear to my heart, which I hope to be working on sometime in the future. More on that later, if all goes well.
All of this is in an effort to diversify my income streams – something I’ve neglected of late. One of the best pieces of advice I ever got when I was starting out was that a freelance writer can’t allow themselves to tread water for too long. Sometimes you need to change things up and take your career in a new direction.
So, going forward, I’d like my schedule to be a bit more varied than it has been of late. I’m hoping to stretch myself a bit in the coming months – doing some work for Cubicle 7 on the Age of Sigmar RPG earlier in the year was, hopefully, just the first step.
Too, I wanted to take the time this year to focus on my own work. The first collection of Royal Occultist short stories is close to coming out, and I’ve written several new Royal Occultist stories which will be appearing late this year or next.
I’ve also managed to get a few non-Royal Occultist short story submissions in this year – not as many as I might like, but more than this time last year.
Regarding Black Library, I’ve apparently had a few things come out, including my Space Marine Conquests novel, Apocalypse.
Apocalypse is available as an ebook, a paperback and an MP3 from Black Library, Amazon and all related subsidiaries. Also out this month is Venators, which includes my short audio drama, “Half-Horn”, and Underhive, which includes my short stories, “Death’s Head” and “Red Salvage”.
And that’s what I’ve been up to this year so far. Hopefully, there’ll be something a bit more interesting next time.