June 2024 Progress Report

Progress Report 

Screenshot from Valheim, showing the latest trophy (Bonemass) at the altar stones.

For this progress report, I’m sharing a gruesome but triumphant image from Valheim: My character Gerla has finally slain Bonemass and hung its trophy on the altar stone, gaining a new power.

Of course, I haven’t gained a new author power, although that would be a fun thing to contemplate. But a few things have changed. I’ll tell you in a moment.

Winds and Pillars Progress Report

I’m back to writing Sun Burns, more regularly than before. Making progress – and there isn’t much story left to tell. In fact, I will post a cover preview in my newsletter, and I really have high hopes of being able to release it next month.

Yes, you read that right, my cover designer is already on it, and I love what she has done. Sadly, she was ill for a while and the final cover is slightly delayed, or I would have had an official reveal already.

I really hope that I can report a release in the next progress report!

(Have you already read Sky Falls?)

Wolves Progress Report

Once I release the next Winds and Pillars book, I’ll pivot back to the Wolves. If you have followed my reports, you already know that the next book is called “A Wolf’s Hacker”. One of the MCs will be Shane (from “A Wolf’s Peril”), and yes, he gets a redemption arc.

Both he and Dylan are talking to me, and Writer Brain is taking notes. This will be fun to write, especially as I’m using IRC for some of their communication. Great memories, IRC. (In fact, I still have my own channel, not that I use it for much.)

Writing Progress Report

I already mentioned that I’m writing more regularly now. That’s because I’m working – gently, easily, being soft with myself – on re-establishing a morning writing habit, and it is already yielding results, even if it doesn’t happen every morning just yet.

Even so, Writer Brain is happier, and that means it’s giving me more ideas and blocking me less. That is a very good thing because writing used to be my happy place.

Store Progress Report

Not much to report. Very few to no sales, and that makes me a little sad. But people are locked into the Kindle and other eReader ecosystems, and so far, it’s still working for them. (Yes, I also have a Kindle, but I do email books to it all the time.)

I’ll drop the link anyway, if you feel curious enough to check it out. So far, it has the Winds and Pillars and most of the Wolves. (Yes. I lack motivation to do more. Yes, it’s a vicious circle.)

Hannah’s very own Bookstore

Valheim Progress Report

Well. This is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but yes, I am making a lot of progress in Valheim, as you saw in the header image. Both MC and Twink slew Bonemass, and I’m exploring the Mountains with both and lugging silver home.

The pattern seeker in me realizes that it’s just “more of the same” with a different name, however, and is getting a little bored. I’m trying to overcome this by envisioning my first full stone castle in the Mountains. One that includes a Wolf Barn. Who knows when I’ll actually build it – and where!

Life Progress Report

I’m alive.

I’m becoming a bit of a hermit, only leaving my apartment for errands or work. Makes it difficult to make new friends, but most of them live online anyway. I learned that a lot of Autistic people do better with online friendships.

Even so, I feel lonely and I wish I had more support. It will be fun to figure out that particular problem, but hey, I’m asking the Universe to send me a meet-cute. That works, right?

Ember Progress Report Newsletter Ad

This is the image for today’s Ember Tale. As you can see, this is not Ember. She has made another friend, and poor Spark has a huge problem.

I only post the Ember Tales in my newsletter. So if you want to find out what happens with Spark, you’ll have to subscribe. (I’m sorry. But I’m not making those rules, Ember is.)

Fortunately, it’s easy – just fill in the form and then click the confirmation link in the email you’ll receive. And I only send it out once a month, on the 13th.

In addition to the Ember Tale, you’ll get my writing news, some awesome book deals that are carefully curated, and a special monthly coupon for my store.

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About Hannah Steenbock

Hannah Steenbock is an author, dreamer, and coach. She has published several short stories in English and German, as well as one novel in German. In 2013 she started self-publishing her work. In 2014, she has won two awards for her short story "Sequoia".
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