It's been a while since I’ve talked about my upcoming books, so I figured I’d give a little update here.
Last week I finished the first draft of a new historical adventure novel that I’m feeling pretty good about. With that done (for now), I am currently faced with a whole lot of editing for various projects.
I’m a couple drafts into the post-apocalyptic kaiju epic In the Shadow of Extinction. This thing is a monster of a book (PUN!) and so the writing/editing is really like tackling two books instead of one. I’m going to spend the next month with that one and try to have it for sale soon(ish).
I’m also nearing completion on a horror novelette called Rakasa. It’s a cool story, but I hate the novelette because it doesn’t fit in with the short stories or the longer stories. It’s this odd duckling that’s stuck somewhere in the middle. My own damn fault, though. I wrote a story that’s too big to be reduced to short story kind of page numbers and too small to fill a full book. I’m looking for anthologies/magazines/etc. for this one. If its length ends up being an issue and it does not fit in with submission requirements I may end up self-publishing it. I’ll post updates when I know something.
I’m almost ready to begin the third draft of the sequel to Death’s Good Intentions, which I think I’m gonna call The Greater Evil. This book went through some dramatic changes between drafts 1 and 2. I really improved the story in draft 2 and I think it’s gonna be a cool book. At the same time, I know it needs even more work in draft 3. The story picks up where Death’s Good Intentions left off and continues the stories of April and Decarr as a new power reshapes the world. Not sure when this one is likely to be released, but I definitely want to make it happen sometime in 2015.
The historical adventure I mentioned at the start is still in the early stages. I’m going to leave it alone for a couple months before I even consider working on the second draft. I’m not sure what my plans are for this book. I’d like to explore traditional publishing for a novel at some point in the near future. This book might end up being the one that I decide to submit to agents/publishers. We’ll see.
So, that’s what I’ve been up to lately. There’s a lot of interesting stuff coming soon. I’ll post some updates on the books when they’re closer to completion.
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