Thursday, September 29, 2011

H.E.R.O. - Rise and Fall released into the wild!

As of today H.E.R.O. - Rise and Fall (Book 3) is available for the Kindle!  Shortly (as soon as they 'clear' it) the Nook version will be available - it'll happen automatically either tonight or tomorrow (Friday).

Createspace cleared ordering of my paperback proof copy as well, and I ordered that.  Now to wait a week(ish) to see if the cover, binding and physical layout look good on it before I make the paperback available.

By the way, if it looks odd that I put out Book 3 so soon after Book 2, it had more to do with waiting on the edits and the cover for Book 2, and Book 3 just happened to take far less time for those things.  So the appearance is that it only took a few weeks, when it actually took longer to make Book 3, there was just a time overlap as other things happened on Book 2.

Had a great workout this morning, weights went up on the decline press, incline press, and dips, and added reps to the bench press.  Got together with a bunch of buddies this evening to celebrate birthday stuff, so that was cool.  Bars sure are nicer to be in with them being smokeless now.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Busy Day

Today I began writing book four of the H.E.R.O. series.  I'd already written a rough outline for a good chunk of the novel, but this put the first actual 'words to paper,' so to speak.  It certainly starts out different than the other novels.  :)

I also created the graphics for Razorwing and added him to the character list on the H.E.R.O. tab of the website.  I'm rather pleased that I succeeded in matching my description in H.E.R.O. - Rise and Fall.  One reason for creating some of these characters prior to being used in a novel is that it is far easier to generate the graphics for a character, and then describe them in a book.  The reverse requires a lot of hunting for graphics files and texture editing.

Speaking of H.E.R.O. - Rise and Fall, it's nearly done with the final edit, and I'll be getting it out for the Kindle in a day or two.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New H.E.R.O. Character - Rayna

I've added Rayna to the list of H.E.R.O. characters.  She has a brief bio as well as sixteen pictures of her with her three B's.

On a side note, I'd like to point out that the H.E.R.O. novels are an ongoing series.  They aren't a trilogy or other set number of books - rather they are more like a television series of episodes (granted, fairly long ones).

Random Initial Thoughts

I've got my core website I've been keeping up for a while, but I figured I'd share some of my thoughts in a blog for everyone.

H.E.R.O. - Rise and Fall (book 3 of the H.E.R.O. ongoing series) is at the final editor.  The cover has been created and tweaked from numerous angles until I found one that shows everyone's faces and looks fairly good.  I'm keeping the styles (the gradient background) on each of the novels to make them easily identifiable as a series.  This one I'm going to put out for $0.99 as an e-book (the others are $2.99).  I'm hoping to find a way to give it away for free for a month at the beginning, though I'm hearing that doesn't always work out right.

Last night I spent most of the evening working on a new character for the H.E.R.O. universe.  This one will be a woman who creates small creatures with her powers, and she uses them to be a superhero.  Two other new heroes were added over the weekend.  I'm not giving away the details/background on them yet as they haven't been put into a book yet - but I wanted the look and feel of the characters generated before I got into the writing for H.E.R.O. book 4.

Had a great back and biceps workout this morning.