What's up everybody,
First of all, let's address the obvious - Happy New Year! Yes, I put an emphasis on "new" because that's (pretty much) what I'm about to masterfully segue into... you know, gradually...
It was less than 1.5 years ago that I decided to go "all in" on my dream. That is, in case you're taking notes, with pursuing a career in what I've always been madly passionate about - writing. Looking back...? I can't deny it was the biggest risk I've ever taken in my life. I had a stable job, salary and a suit I was putting on everyday.
...And yet, I was wearing a mask the entire time. With every job I've ever had post college - everything that didn't involve writing - I was being someone I wasn't every single day. And so, being conscious enough to recognize this "dark revelation", I just had to rip it off.
I went "all in" on doing what I love.
They say it's the journey, not the destination. And, man, what a hell of a journey it's been ever since that awakening. You know, there's a reason dreams are called dreams... they're really hard to achieve. They seem impossible. But then, from not giving up - from staying determined for the right reasons - from finding a way to keep moving forward and writing - you slowly start to realize just how possible everything is.
Here's what you can expect for the next chapter of my writing journey:
1) "The Seven - Awakening" and "The Seven - Catalyst" (the first two books of my series) are going to be re-released in a final version ready for bookshelves everywhere. In addition to having new book covers, there will be professional illustrations before every individual chapter (similar to Harry Potter) as well as a brand new epic side-story I've wanted to integrate for quite a while now. One that I know will answer a lot of questions fans have been silently wondering.
I'll be releasing all of this in Q2 2018 - it's my first big project of the year and, ultimately? It's what I'll be eventually handing over to big house publishers.
2) While I'm not ready to officially announce the title of Book Three, I will say this - I'm going to begin writing it as soon as Awakening 2.0 and Catalyst 2.0 are available to everyone. I've been itching to jump back into that world so much and I can't wait for what comes next. It's going to be the darkest and most exciting book yet - not to mention, my longest (400+ pages).
My goal is to have Book Three out by the end of the year. And I'm going to write all of me until there's nothing left to try and make that happen.
3) In between all this, I've launched a new charity project called "Playing For A Purpose with Kyle Lionheart". Essentially, I'll be playing video games every weekend for the next few months over a livestream and everybody - yes, even you - will be able to donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital while this is going on.
All the details can be found on the 'Charity' section of kylelionheart.com - so, if you're curious... check it out. It's going to be amazing. And we're going to do a lot of good.
4) Behind the curtain these last few months, I've been working out a very different writing "muscle" - screenwriting. I've had an idea for a loooooooooong time now and I'm finally at the point now where I feel confident enough to actually do it. That's mysterious. That's ambiguous. And no, PLEASE don't worry - this isn't going to interfere with being an author.
I've just always wanted to do both. That's always been the dream. And so, like everything else in 2018 - I want to finally make those dreams come true.
I know it's cliche to end something by thanking readers, but... how can I not? Guys, from the bottom of my heart, I really hope you know just how much your support means to me. 1.5 years ago... the only people reading my stuff were my family members. And now...? Well, I'm beyond humbled. I'm beyond grateful. And I'm beyond motivated to work as hard as I can to deliver my absolute best to you.
Because you deserve it. And you're the reason I haven't given up.
All my love,
Kyle Lambky (Lionheart)