I know what you’re thinking.
“New year? It’s November.”
Yeah, but I’m a witch. A Green Witch, but a witch all the same. And Samhain (what you call Halloween) marks the last day on the Wheel of the Year, aka the Witches’ Calendar. It coincides more with harvests and turning of the seasons than the other calendars. Samhain marks the end of the final harvest.
So… Happy New Year.
It’s also National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and my company’s first official anniversary (November 7th). I’ve actually been writing since 1992, starting out with Sailor Moon, Ronin Warrior, and Sonic the Hedgehog fanfiction before branching out to my own stuff. A lot has changed in the last year despite the wretched coronavirus mucking so many things up. And I suspect there will be even more changes in the year to come.
My goals for Drake Books & Media in the next year include hitting up more expos throughout the country and getting my books into more mom-and-pop bookshops. Sure, I’d like to see my books in big chain stores, but I think supporting local businesses is for the better right now. I’m in the same boat, and I know I need the help.
I’d also like to get more of The AEON Files published while getting some work done on Helsing’s Watch (by JT LeFae), WEIRD Chronicles, and Dragon Diaries. Plus I have to create more artwork and finish commissions. All of this while running DB&M by myself since I can’t afford to hire employees right now (anyone wanna volunteer? XD ).
The first good news of the year actually came in not too long ago, when I was invited to appear at UniCon in Las Vegas (Eric Vale is going to be there!). And, tonight, I had an interesting phone call that ended with me scheduling a date to pitch my book to a group of Hollywood producers! (Pardon me while I faint.) That’s right; The AEON Files might be turned into a movie or–better yet–the anime series I’ve been dreaming of.
Here’s hoping that this year continues to bring me good things.
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A Chapter Left Behind (Coming Soon!)
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