Author Journey October 2018

Any big announcements? So, this month I have started a new and interesting challenge and it’s a long one. For the next year, my primary job will be raising our second child. I’m looking forward to our time together and am well aware of just how much more work is involved (and I’ve only been doing it for two weeks). Seriously, an office job is a breeze in comparison.

How’s the writing going? Slow is probably the best way to describe it. I have The White Knight – the eighth book in my Valiant Lineage series coming out on Friday which is awesome. We released Fight! Otaku Stories Five and Bloodline: Otaku Stories Six this month, so that’s also exciting. That said, I am slowing things down with Valiant Lineage as I get used to my new routine. Don’t worry, Val will be back.

Done anything interesting? I was a guest on the Stop Booking Around podcast which was cool. Hopefully, I didn’t sound too much like a bumbling Brit. We discussed ideas for stories and where they come from.

What have you been watching? This month saw the end of a lot of seasonal shows, so that meant a lot of series reviews. I finished nine in all, which was a lot of fun. I’m not used to watching them weekly, and if I’m honest I did wait until the last four episodes had been released before finishing them in a series of mini binges. They were:

What have you been reading? I’m still working my way through the My Hero Academia books, currently have books 13 and 14 to read. I’m also working my way through the Dragonar Academy books, which started out a bit silly but are starting to get really interesting. I’ve read 6 of 13 so far. After that, I’ll be starting Monster Masume and Is it Wrong to try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon. Hopefully, I’ll get through those in November. I only need to read another eleven manga to make it one-hundred for the year.

Any plans for next month? Why yes, I do. I recently read a post by AGeekyGal about a 30-day anime challenge, and naturally, I couldn’t stop myself from taking it on too. Every day for the next 30 days I will answer an anime related question. Stay tuned for a peek inside my mind. It might not be pretty!

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