It’s been a while since I’ve had an official update, and with 2021 almost over, it’s about time for me to resurface.
2021 has had many dips and peaks. While 2020 was hard on so many of us, I've made some inroads this year that I need to reflect on. I've been very fortunate all things considered. And, I hope that things only get better in 2022.
2021 was the year that I got published, with my debut book launching in March. With my Gordian Knot trilogy out in the world, I remain as hungry as ever to write more stories and share them with readers. Rest assured, I have loads of tales to tell.
My current novel project, NOMAD, is set in the same Pax universe as my Gordian Knot trilogy. It further develops the lore of this universe but is a stand-alone action-adventure tale with starships, space pirates, and epic… things that I can’t talk about for fear of spoiling the goods.
I'm currently revising it (it's still over 90K words long!) and hope to send it out in the next few months as I consider markets and selling options. If you're interested in being a beta reader, please reach out to me because I could always use the help.
For 2022, I'd like to grow my readership, write more stories, make more friends, dig into my TBR book pile (oops), and expand into other arenas. I spend alot of time on YouTube, and I would like to build up my channel and fan base. I have an idea for a graphic novel that I'd like to develop this year as well. Standby for updates on that. A tall order and perhaps a bit ambitious, but I have a year to work with and I want to give myself something aspirational to aim for. If you aren’t already subscribed to my newsletter, please consider doing so (you get free access to my website's secret page). I do try to enlarge my readership base and it’s hard to get my name out as an indie author, so it really helps.
I hope that 2021 has been kind to you all, and that 2022 will be better. From my home to yours, happy holidays and an even happier new year. See you all in 2022!
John (and Jonesy)