I’m back! But will I finish before GRRM?

“F you Adrian.” – Angry George R. R. Martin

I’m back! And it’s 2019! My last blog post was in 2017 (how embarrassing!), but I’m digging in and writing again! I’m back to work on my sequel, The Chromium Smith (Book 2 of The Blacksmiths fantasy series). I left off on Chapter 12 after some serious plot challenges mixed with writer’s block. Well, after discovering some old notes I had forgotten about, I realized that I had solved my own plot hole and got back to it!

So why the big delay in progress on the sequel? Other than getting stone walled by my own plot, I got seriously distracted with life. I had a new baby (baby Adelyn, born on Halloween of all days!), got a new job, had to move to a new state, a new house, and of course, got distracted with other forms of entertainment (TV, games, etc.). But with the discovery of my notes and removal of a hobby that was capitalizing my time, I found my renewed vigor in storytelling!

And, with a new year comes new goals. I gave my website a much needed face lift and then organized my notes. (There’s nothing worse than writing with notes that are not structured in any way). I then began going through Chapters 1 – 11, finding moments that needed revisions to address my plot issue, and then got back to work on Chapter 12. I’m feeling good about it, but I’m sure I need to shake off my rustiness. I may also need to completely reread all Chapters just to familiarize myself again, but progress is being made!

So the big question: Will book 2, The Chromium Smith, be done before The Winds of Winter by George R. R. Martin is released? Only time will tell.

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The Soul Smith is Available Now!

My debut fantasy novel, The Soul Smith, made its worldwide launch today!

You can obtain a copy (paperback & ebook) through any one of these retailers:

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You’re Invited to The Soul Smith (virtual) Book Launch Party!

The Soul Smith, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, Adrian Diglio, The BlacksmithsCome join my Facebook Event to celebrate the world wide launch of my debut epic fantasy novel, The Soul Smith! Everyone is invited!

Please pop in to the Facebook Event and say hello, ask Adrian anything, and participate to possibly win a prize! Be sure to follow the link below to the FB Event and click the button to say that you will be attending.

I look forward to seeing you there!

The Soul Smith is funded! Thank you to everyone!

I can’t give enough thanks to everyone that believed in the project enough to have backed it with a pledge. And to everyone else that showed their support by spreading the word of my Kickstarter, thank you as well. To all of you, I am eternally grateful. This project is going to become a reality because of all of your help and support. Without you, this wouldn’t have been possible.

I’ll post up the Kickstarter process and my lessons learned later. As of right now, I am hard at work editing The Soul Smith, writing a new short story, handling all of the Kickstarter aftermath, and I’m swamped. But, I also couldn’t be happier!

THANK YOU!

FINAL 24 HOURS LEFT TO KICKSTART THE SOUL SMITH

FINAL 24 HOURS! This is the last chance to be a part of this experience and help Kickstart The Soul Smith! Please help spread the word or express your support in the form of a pledge, because today is the final day!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adriandiglio/the-soul-smith-epic-fantasy-novel/

And The Ravenous Flock, which preludes The Soul Smith and was also edited by Derek Bowen, is still FREE for Kindle all day today as well. If you like the short story, then you’ll LOVE The Soul Smith. (Link to The Ravenous Flock can be found on the Kickstarter page on the link above)

68 Hours Remain to Kickstart The Soul Smith!

Come discover your next favorite book and check out this Kickstarter page before it’s too late: http://kck.st/14Az9k1

Also, be sure to grab your free Kindle copy of my short story, The Ravenous Flock, which preludes the events of my novel. Link is provided on the Kickstarter page!