I’ve recently finished the first draft of A Binding of Blood (A Practical Guide to Sorcery Book 2)! It’s the second-longest book I’ve ever written, and was really trying to become the longest.
There are still a lot of chapters to be serialized before reaching the end, because I try to stay far enough ahead so that I have time to circle back and fix mistakes or implement tweaks as I discover the need.
I still have to send the book to my editor and do all of the publication prep, but I am tentatively hoping to publish somewhere around mid-late December. (The official pre-order date is Feb. 22, which was the latest date I could select when setting it up, because I tend to be too optimistic about how long projects will take me, and didn’t want to miss the deadline.)
I’ve put together a temporary cover, which you can see below.
I like illustrating, but going forward I’m probably going to have a professional cover designer make my covers. Keeping up with the trends and the skills of design (and not just painting) is a full time job, and I am a full time writer, not a full time cover artist.
Magic always has its price.
Beware that you do not sacrifice more than you can bear to lose.
Siobhan’s story continues in A Binding of Blood.
I’m going to be testing out replacement covers for this series this winter, and I’m interested to see what the designer comes up with!
If you’d like to support the story and own a copy of your own, you can also get A Conjuring of Ravens as an ebook or paperback. I’m hoping to start audiobook production soon!
In a world where magic is a science, Siobhan Naught is a genius.
But even geniuses need schooling.
As an update on my last blog post, the audiobook publication of Gods of Ash and Amber is in progress! All edits were completed, and the files have been submitted. They’re going through the quality review process and should be pushed through to bookstores soon.
I’m very excited.
Okay, it’s back to the ink mines for me!
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