Heyas, everyone!

So, given the title of this post, I am not going to bore you with all of that. I’ll suffice to say that, I have been working on several things!!

Before I get into all of that, however, I would like to take a moment to thank the Pinnacle Charter School’s Advanced Creative Reading Class for their hospitality and energy. They invited me to stop by yesterday (Wednesday the 5th) and chat with them about the processes and pitfalls of writing a novel. I had a great time, and the kids had some aesome questions, comments, and insights. Again, it was an emminantly enjoyable experience and I hope they’ll have me back again in future. 🙂

Also, it was pretty cool t be greeted at the door by the class.

Okay, on to other business!

This week I finished the rewriting of the Cybernetics and Genetics sections of the RPG, and added in the majority of the info about alignments and other character-defining traits. I still ahve some more to add in order to flesh out the available options a bit more fully, but it is otherwise functional. My next steps (begun last night) are to go through the races and classes and remove any remaining artifacts from the previous rules, as well as adding in starting skills and making other minor tweaks. I think I’ll be able to get through that by or before the end of this weekend and move on to teh last major mechanic that needs to go in, which is leveling. Once that’s done, I think we’ll be down to doing as much live testing as we can, and making tweaks and adjustments to the system and content.

I have to say that I am trying not to get too heady here, but the RPG is beginning to feel more and more like it is on the verge of being ready for art, layout, and typesetting. That means it is really getting close being finished!

In art news, David (our amazing cover artist from over at Full Spectrum Arts) has been busy making some refinements to a few of the smaller, but important details of the world of Kalijor. He’s been updating some of his other work with the new Riana, finalizing some high-resolution images for Elkorine and Chavan and some other iconic items, and refining the world view. The nice thing is, this is all stuff that can go into the art book, which is still an iron in the fire for early next year!

Also, he has an advance copy of teh Fifth Key, so he is already prototyping cover images for the final book in teh Keys series. 🙂

 

On the subject of teh Fifth Key, things are going slowly. My editor is having some issues that are dragging on the editing process. I remain hopeful that we will still hit our April launch, but at this point, we are no longer ahead of schedule for the work needing to be completed. I’ll keep you posted, but I also want yo uto know that if I have to choose between an April launch and a solid edit, I will push out the launch to make sure the quality of the book is as good as it can be. I’m not saying, at this stage, that it will deliver late, but I am saying that if it needs to be, it will be.

 

Next up, a reminder that all Kalijor Press eBooks, on all platforms (Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, etc.), with the exception of Jumah’s World, are on sale for $0.99 each through the end of the year. If you’ve been on teh fence about a purchase, or you know someone who would enjoy the books, now is definitely the time to buy in. Prices will be returning to normal on January 1st, 2013.

And on the subject of sales, there is another sale going on at the Kalijor Press Book Store. Now through December 14th, you can save 20% on your entire order by using soupon code: FELICITAS at checkout (it is case sensitive, so be sure you use all caps). Remember, the only place you can get hard-cover versions of the books right now is from the online store, or directly from me, so this sale is pretty huge. Please take advantage now if you’ve been waiting as this is likely the last sale of the year.

 

So, I think that’s about it for now. I have to get back to work, lots to do, so I’ll let you go. I hope to post a couple more times this year, but you know how I tend to get lost in projects, so we’ll see.

 

So, to all you new folks out there, thank you for joining us. We are overjoyed to have you here with us and we’re looking forward to a bright future here at Kalijor Press!

 

That said, I am out of here, folks!

 

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Paul