Friday, November 13, 2015

It's been a while since I've written on my blog. As much as I know I should do so more often, lately it's been hard to find the time. Between finishing Book Three in the Dragonvein series, starting Book One in a new series, and co-authoring a trilogy, I'm not left with much spare time. But now that things are calming down a bit, I've had time to sit and reflect of what's been going on in my life.

Since my heart attack a few years back I have come to realize that I must do a better job prioritizing my time. I have neglected to spend as much time with my son as I should. I wish I could chalk it down to fatigue, but in truth I simply get caught up in myself and ignore my responsibilities. I have been trying to do better, but I still have to work on it.

The one thing I haven't ignored is my career. This year has been my most productive year so far. Before the month is out I will have released four novels in 2015. And though this is stellar, I think I can do better. 

There are two Dragonvein books remaining. So those are a given. The first Akiri book will be finished by the end of this Dec. (though being that they are to be marketed to the publishers I have no idea when they'll be released) and I hope to have two more written by the Fall. The other three I'm writing with Steven Savile should be done this year as well, barring unforeseen circumstances. So that's eight in total. If I can do it, I'll be extremely happy.

I've also taken the time to weed out things in my life (as well as keep things out) that hinder or upset me. This I have found to be important in order to maintain a balance. The negative gunk can clog up the gears. And I've found that less negativity has allowed me to accomplish more. It has made it easier for me to better myself. Not only professionally, but also personally.

So in the end I must say that 2015 has been kind to me. I can only hope I can maintain focus and make 2016 even better.   


  1. Can't wait for dragonvain book 3, I couldn't put down book 2.

  2. My husband first discovered Dragonvein early this fall and he finished both first and second super quick! He's pretty much had Book 3 on pre-order haha! So while waiting on Book 3 of Dragonvein, he started on Godling Chronicles, suffice to say he was hooked and finished the series in no time. He was quite devastated when the original release of Dragonvein Book 3 got pushed he just reread the whole series again. Fast forward to Book 3 release..he couldn't put his kindle I'm dealing with an impatient husband waiting on Book 4 meanwhile I'm sitting here just starting the second book in Dragonvein series :) and I am totally loving it! I've been reading books for as long as I can remember! I'm literally a book - whore. I've always loved Mystery/Thrillers especially anything and everything by Mary Higgins Clark. I started getting into Fantasy around early junior high. My dad has a vast collection of books ranging from Fantasy to Horror by authors such as David Eddings, Terry Goodkind, Raymond E Feist, Terry Brooks, Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, HP Lovecraft and many more!! I still revisit those authors here and there but since becoming older, nearing 30 years, I've sort of indulge in romance books now too..and WHEW some authors certainly turn up the heat!
    Anyway, I love how the books are written. I'm not easily offended by harsh words especially when I am completely engrossed in the story. I don't feel disconnected to the characters either.
    You just gained yourself 2 more fans, Mr. Anderson! We look forward to reading more of your books in the near future. Thank you!

  3. Dragonveil has been a wonderful series so far and I can't wait to see how the rest of it turns out.

  4. I just finished dragonvein 3 and the suspense is terrible!!!

  5. Just finished Dragonvein book1 & 2 and absolutely loved them. Trying to find out when book 3 is available. Can't stop thinking about Ethan and Kat and Marcus and their adventures ahead.

  6. Mom of 3. I enjoyed both series. i had no issue with profanity or sexual content in Dragonvein. I actually wished for more. Scenes were fire. Loved it!!!! Keep up the good work. I can't wait for the next book in the
    Dragonvein series.

  7. Skipperkd@gmail.comMarch 10, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    I am sorry to hear about your heart attack. Not to add to your workload, but is there a map for the Dragonvein lands? I cannot find one.

    1. Thank you so much. I have a hand-drawn map I use personally. But I haven't had one made yet. If I can ever catch up I intend to.