Hi adventurers. It’s been a while. I’ve spent the last few months doing many things:
- Planning the next leg of the bike ride
- Dating someone wonderful
Writing has, in fact, consumed most of my time. And not just writing new stories—I also educated myself about how to build an author career. A few weeks ago I made my first ever submission to a literary journal(!). Those journals are where great authors start out, and they’re the road to prizes, literary awards and publishing contracts. I’m excited to see if I’m accepted.
At the same time, I believe in the indie route. My novella Lúnasa Days was independently published, and was 100% funded by my fans (that’s you guys—I couldn’t do it without you!). Readers also backed the last leg of the bicycle trip, which produced four short stories set in Mexico. One of those stories is the one I’ve now sent out to the journals.
So, what are the fruits of all these months of work? Well, I have three big announcements to make:
1. The Adventure Continues
My Adventure is far from over, and the next leg is coming up soon! I expect to be back on the bicycle starting in November (just in time to escape Trump). The next ride will go from Mexico to Panama, through all the countries shown in pretty colors here:
This will be the most borders of any leg of the trip to date. It’ll take me across mountains, rainforests and volcanic lakes, and through places you’ve seen on the news—the countries where child refugees come from.
That’s why I’m pleased to announce that this leg of the Adventure will be a fundraiser. This time, the miles I bike will raise dollars for a worthy cause. I’m working to identify an organization that’s a good fit, preferably with a focus on heroism or immigration, both of which are close to my heart (and appropriate for Central America).
Any thoughts on an organization worth supporting?
2. New Rogue Priesting
The long hiatus of this blog is over. I won’t be posting every week, but you can expect new pieces in the near future. Topics will include:
- An updated vision of the Heroic Life.
- A new report on the journey to meet the gods: where I’m at, what I’ve seen, and everything I’ve learned so far.
- The true story of how I ended up chasing down a laptop thief, and what it taught me about the bystander effect.
3. My New Website
I’ve known for a long time that I need a separate website for my fiction. That site is now under construction! The most exciting part is that I will release free fiction online there, and eventually run a full length fantasy story, told in free weekly episodes.
Don’t miss the first episode when it launches—sign up for my new mailing list and be the first one to see it. Signup is free and you can unsubscribe at any time. Click here to sign up for email updates from me.
That’s the latest here. What have you all been up to?