Just a quick update on The Hope of Memory, since I haven't posted on it for almost 2 months. I took a two week break on Wilders, as I just needed to get away from it for a while. Also, I've been working on iPad app, so that has taken up a bit of my time. And doing a bunch of reading (like video games, I always have a backlog to plow through). I started writing on the book again the other day, though.
Currently on my 9th yellow notepad, Chapter 27. Close to around 160K words, I estimate... so I'm definitely going to go over my goal of 180K, considering that I had 11 more chapters planned. However, some of the later ones will be shorter. And I will do a lot of trimming when it comes to the second draft. As soon as this draft is done, I'm moving back to finalize the first book, The Distant.
I plan to release that on Amazon only, and enroll in the KDP Select program (that's the lending library thing for Amazon Prime members). I believe the book has to be exclusive on Amazon to enroll if you are an Indie writer / publisher. At least I wasn't able to enroll Bonebearer because of that (since it's also on B&N).
I also want to make a print version... will look into Amazon's CreateSpace for that. Just need to make a decent cover. If anyone is interested in doing 3 fantasy / sci-fi covers for super cheap or nothing (either way, part of the payment would be what little exposure I have now), please post here or contact me. I am open to anything, as long as it looks cool.