Bedlam is Being Edited

As the title says. Nothing fancy, just a heads up. It should be ready for release somewhere around early December.

Yeah, about my previous post, I am currently leaning toward NOT merging Risen and Ascent. I did get approved for some promos I thought wouldn’t take me before, so for now I won’t touch what doesn’t seem to be broken. If the books become hard to market again, I will of course consider the option again.

Stay awesome.
M. T. Miller

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Bedlam Update and Future Plans

Even though I’m struggling to re-impose my usual spartan discipline, Bedlam is still moving forward. 50k by this point. I’ve cleared up large chunks of my schedule, so I’ll be able to pick up even more speed in the upcoming days.

Barring any major distortions, I hope to have the initial draft done within a week. Maybe ten days or so.

In other news, I am seriously considering restructuring the series. Nothing major, I would just have Ascent swallow up Risen, which would then become the first whole of this new, composite First Book of the Nameless Chronicle. There’s a simple and rational reason for this: novellas are difficult to promote. So I’ve been purposely gimping myself this whole time. I will think about it after the series is done.

I’ve been getting questions about the lack of rants in my recent posts. This is intentional. Any insanity I produce is better used in my books. Unless I really feel like spewing something major, I will try to keep it civil.

Stay awesome.
M. T. Miller

Random Update

So now we have two Azure Flames, and the third one is being made. No idea on when it’ll be done.

As for Bedlam, it’s currently sitting at about 42k words. I’m writing it at a steady pace, with no real bursts. For now, it works. I still expect it to end up shorter than Ascent, but there’s no way to be sure until it’s done.

After I send Bedlam to my editor, I will most likely write the conclusive part of the Azure Flame series. This seems to be the year of endings.

When that is all done (and after I publish Bedlam) I will most likely take a break of sorts. To help clear my head and prepare for the next great battle. At the start of 2018. I must hit the ground running.

That’s it for now. Stay awesome.
M. T. Miller

Updates And More Fan Art

I have failed to contain my social life and it has consumed most of last week. I did write something, but I am still behind schedule.

Azure Flame: Zenith is finally being put into digital form, so that’s nice.

Not much else to say, really. There’s this nice little piece of fan art (by SadicStar of course) that can best be described as “Steampunk Gender-flipped Nameless.” Have a look:

steampunk, goth girl, nameless chronicle, corset, shotgun, green eyes, black hair, trench coat, platforms

Implications unpleasant.

That’s it for today. Stay awesome.
M. T. Miller

Paperbacks Are Here!

They look great! And since one can’t call oneself an author without taking a selfie with their books, here’s my contribution to the world:

M. T. Miller, Risen, Ascent, A Strange Chemistry, Strife, Nameless, Brutal, Zombies

The jacket is 100% necessary

All should become available in the store within a week or so. Or sooner. It’s now in the immaterial hands of the Amazon system.

Those who want to see them without any intrusion from me or my monitor should look no further:

M. T. Miller, Risen, Ascent, A Strange Chemistry, Strife, Nameless, Brutal, Zombies

I am more than a little pleased that unlike Risen, the rest didn’t need any tweaks to look good. Or decent.

In other news, Bedlam is moving forward. Slowly. I wish I could make it go faster, but I can’t. I’m focusing on quality and that’s that.

Stay awesome.
M. T. Miller

Paperback Issues

Seems that the paperbacks have either been lost in transit or severely delayed. I am working on fixing this.

Otherwise all is well, but too much social life has messed with my productivity. Yet another thing I need to fix.

I’ve started working on Bedlam, but only at a snail’s pace. Maybe I’ll be able to speed it up, maybe not. I’ve only got one shot at ending this series. Might as well make it count. More on that at some other time.

I’m still undecided on what I will tackle after the Nameless Chronicle. I’m considering Fantasy, SF, even Steampunk. Ideas and characters are swirling in my head, and while I like most of them, only some are likely to ever see the light of day.

What to keep and what to cut away? Decisions, decisions.

Stay awesome.
M. T. Miller