“Fane of Air and Darkness” Update #amwriting #books

Let’s get the bad news over with first:

I now expect to release Fane of Air and Darkness in late August or early September. I know, I know—I promised June 2017.

I have excuses, of course: life happens. But the truth is that what I might have released this month was not the novel you deserve.

You deserve 1) a page-turning mystery, 2) a fascinating character study, and 3) a full-up fantasy world. Had I tried to release this month, you could only have gotten #2 and part of #3.

Now for the good news: I know the writing is going well when I want to read my own stuff over. I know it’s going well when I’m sure I’ve gotten everything in that needs to go in, and I’m meeting my word count marks. I’m sure it’s going well when I want to shove it in front of my fellow writers and say, “See? Isn’t this GREAT?”

The writing’s going really well.

In the next month or so I hope to send my newsletter subscribers some “cutting room floor” scenes—fun stuff, but not relevant to the story I’m telling. The hard part will be picking things that are interesting but not dripping with spoilers. Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, here’s a sketch I did when the writing wasn’t going so well and I needed a creative break: a portrait of Jacob Tenebry Spencer:

Thanks for stopping by,

SF Lakin

2 thoughts on ““Fane of Air and Darkness” Update #amwriting #books”

  1. Have just finished The Bully Trap [Smashwords July Sale]. I must admit this book was a freebie, but now I have read it, I am eager for more. I am a Sherlock Holmes fan and have read all Arthur Conan Doyles books on him and many others based on Sherlock Holmes.
    Would be pleased to hear when “Fane of Air and Darkness” is released and where I would be able to purchase [yes, pay for it this time] it.

    Loved the book and your writing was easy to follow and I felt I was a fly on the wall observing all.

    Thank you.


    1. Thank you for your kind words, Helen! All you need do to get notified when Fane of Air and Darkness is released is join my mailing list by following the directions at http://bit.ly/SFL-signup. I don’t sell my mailing list—the idea! Let other authors gather their own readers… I only put out a newsletter every four to six weeks, so it’s not a big inbox load. Or—you can follow this blog via email, in which case I won’t even know your address, since WordPress won’t tell me. You could follow me on Twitter @sflakin or even on Facebook if you prefer. I promise you’ll know as soon as Fane is released.

      I hope you find Fane of Air and Darkness even more engrossing than you did The Bully Trap!



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