Good day to you! How have you been?
I’ve been quiet, but unlike the last 20 years I’ve been blogging, I’m going to not apologize for it at all. I’ve split my time between this blog and my Patreon (https://patreon.com/matthewdavenport). This has actually been great news, as I’ve been producing way more than previously.
To that point, NaNoWriMo, by my own standards, was a huge success. Wicked West is 16 chapters deep, and while I didn’t hit the magical NaNoWriMo 50k words, I kicked its ass. The 50k only didn’t happen because I got sick around Thanksgiving, but I didn’t stop being busy.
Along with the Patreon, I’ve started an account over at Royal Road to help drive business toward my Patreon. While I post the Wicked West chapters every Wednesday on Patreon, I only post the chapters monthly over on Royal Road. That being said, if you don’t want to sign up for the Patreon, here’s the Royal Road link so that you can see if a Western LitRPG is something you might be interested in! https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/55752/wicked-west-a-litrpg-western
Additionally, you can get your copies (physical and digital) of Miskatonic University: Elder Gods 101, following 5 teenagers who learn that being the chosen one doesn’t always make you the hero.
I’ve been discouraged lately by the lack of movement on my titles, but don’t fret, I will never stop writing and pushing the works out. Mostly, my discouragement motivates me, and I’m currently looking at other ways to keep things moving and get new eyes on my stuff. I took a break from signings when my daughter was born. Now, I’m thinking that 2023 needs to see me do at least one or two more and get back into the swing of things. That won’t be the big fix that I’m looking for, but it will at least get me in front of some of my audience and I look forward to that.
Podcasts and interviews are a blast as well, and I’m looking to do much more of those in the future. I just did one over at Innsmouth Book Club and it was a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to going back on the show when they have me next.
Additionally, Andrew Doran is far from done with his adventures and I am currently working on one for an upcoming anthology with those same Captains of Cthulhu mythos that I was working with in Tales of the Al-Azif.
Coming out in February is Eldritch Prisoners, where I finally got do some work with the always amazing David Conyers. His Harrison Peele Universe is great fun and the fact that Peele is in a book that includes a Doranverse story (although, no Andrew, sorry), made my milennium!
That’s the update for the blog. If you want more, go check out my Patreon or Royal Road.