Working On a Couple More Projects

Hey!  Well, if some of y’all wondered why I’m doing a biweekly (sorta) schedule on Glymyre Tales, it’s cause I’m working on a couple more projects.  True, putting webcomic pages out faster would probably get me a larger audience, but (for me) just working on one story presents the danger of burning myself out.  A webcomic is also notoriously hard to get paid for your work unless you have a lot of viewers really early.  Yet, that isn’t the real reason I put these creations out.  It is a labor of love.  Still, these projects all fit together and they need each other to be complete themselves.

One of the other projects I’m working on, is the second book in the GlymyreScape series called “The GlymyreScape Game Master’s Guide”.  It has more advanced instruction in the GlymyreScape game, of which The GlymyreScape Player’s Manual only has the basic rules.  Right now, I’m working on the ‘super metals’ forged by the Dwarves, Juanian Elves, and Stadthent Gnomes.  This book is still considered a supplement to the player’s manual, so you’ll need to read that one first.

The third project I’m working on, is the outline of the first novel in the “Glymyre Songs” series.  It will follow the adventures of Chimfaidar, Chirard’s human friend we met on page 7 and 8 of the first issue of Glymyre Tales.  I plan for the volumes of both series to come back together at both their stories end.  But not to worry; I’m planning on a lot of volumes for both.

So, that’s why I’m slower with the updates, but I think these productions will be that much better for it.

Thanks for reading.

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Onward, 2019!

Whoa!  2018 has come and gone!  It left me sixty years old and tired to the bone.  Still, I learned a lot this past year, especially dealing with my work.  I can now publish on Kindle, and run a webcomic almost completely free.  To note some further accomplishments, I completed The GlymyreScape Player’s Manual and got a handle on the ‘Game Master’s Guide’!  As the old year spirited away and vanished however, the new year bested its accomplishments on the third day.  My new grandson was born, and that’s a pretty hard event to outdo.  Yeah, I thank The Good Lord for all my grandchildren and consider them each a Blessing that I don’t deserve.

Believe it or not, I have been working on page 35 of Glymyre Tales.  The drawing of each panel has been completed, and tomorrow I plan to do the coloring, shading and special effects.  Hopefully, I can get a schedule going and produce a lot more work.  We’ll see.

“GlymyreScape Player’s Manual” Being Proofed

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Okay, I’ve sent the manuscript and cover to the publisher, and now I’m waiting for the proof copy of the book.  I’ve already looked at the PDF proof, but a printed version is necessary to really know how it turns out.  Once it arrives and I give it a good check, I’ll make “The GlymyreScape Player’s Manual” available for purchase.  Years ago (when we were playing this game from scribbled notes in a binder), I never thought it would turn into a book as polished as this.  Heh, the advice I got from a gaming (and comic book) shop, was to make it as detailed as possible.  Well, at 290 pages, I’d say it was detailed well enough.  Still, it’s only the basic guidelines for “GlymyreScape”, and there’s quite a bit more to put in my next volume, “The GlymyreScape Game Master’s Guide”.  Here’s hoping it takes less time to write, but for now I’ll take a short break and maybe do a few pages of “Glymyre Tales”.  I haven’t forgotten you, my readers.  And thanks for visitin’.  Hey, leave a comment or two.  I like hearing from you.

The GlymyreScape Player’s Manual is Written!

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The manuscript is done and exported as a PDF!  All 290 pages of it!  Now I have to dream up a really kicking cover.  There are so many great fantasy posters out there, I just can’t seem to focus on a single theme.  Could be I’m just tired from all the editing work.  In any event, it won’t be long before I’m sending it to be published.  I can hardly wait!

GlymyreScape Player’s Manual Up To 195 Pages So Far

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Been hard at work on “GlymyreScape”, and the manual now has 13 chapters and 195 pages.  It’s getting difficult, because I don’t have the money for Microsoft Word, and my word processor seems to get a little weird when the file gets over 15 megs.  After a few saves, it seems to settle down but some of the glitches sneak back in the next time I open the file.  I’ll just have to do a thorough check before I export it as a PDF.  Lots of illustrations, tables and charts; and I still have a few sections to go.  Almost done!