It’s the holiday season, so why don’t I kick this off with a gift:
That’s the season finale of Drinks Around The Table, available for you to view a full FOUR DAYS earlier than those who typically wait until it goes public on YouTube. My Patreon subscribers get it five days before anyone else (a not-so-subtle hint, I know), but now we can count you among the hip as well.
Season Two has been a ball, and I always love talking to creatives about their processes and workload, but this season, I even got to get a little into everyone’s philosophy of art as well, and I loved it! Moving forward, you’ll definitely be seeing things lean more in that direction.
I’m taking a break from Juniper and Jake’s adventures with the Monsters in the Park (you may not believe that, and I can’t say that I blame you, but it’s true) to both wish you a happy holiday and to let you know a little of my gameplan for 2024.
If you’ve followed my work, you know that I’ve always been a feast-or-famine creator for publishing new work. But the work has amped up over the last couple of years—I published Cicero Wants You, Jan the Vagabond #1, had a short story in the horror anthology Swords in the Shadows, and hosted/produced a second season of Drinks Around the Table, all this year!—and I’m finding that I can’t keep up properly with how I’m currently scheduling my workload. (If it sounds like I’m complaining, I’m not trying to. What a dumb problem to have!)
2024 is even crazier if I’m to believe the release calendar I’m looking at. Two comic books (potentially four!), a new full-length novel, a new novella, and another short story in the next Cullen Bunn-edited anthology from Outland Entertainment, I’ll Kill You Last. (I’m not jumping the gun on announcing here. When you watch the above video, you’ll see that Cullen does that himself!) Not to mention that I've already got creatives lining up for a third season of Drinks Around the Table.
All of this is to say that while you may be reading more from me next year, you won’t see me at as many shows and cons, which bums me out. I jumped on the convention circuit back in 2018 to try to get the word out about Timberhaven, meet fans, and make new ones, and I love it. There’s a high I get, talking shop with people who, like me, love reading. I’ve also made a ton of new friends and learned so much from many excellent fellow creators, so don't get me wrong, I’ll get back into show-going. Right now, though, I feel I should focus on work while both the Muse and creative opportunities are finding me.
However, I’m not quitting shows cold turkey, and I’ll announce the one or two I’ll attend as we get closer to the date!
Time now to get back to Timberhaven. Thanks so very much for reading my work and following me from adventure to adventure in publishing. I wish you the happiest of holiday seasons, and I’ll see you next year!