Here’s a snapshot of the Weird and Wonderful.
Crows’ Gambit is up and running. Sales have started; have a few reviews… and many positive comments! This one’s registered under Kindle Unlimited, so subscribers to that service can read it for free. Contemplating some kind of marketing program but want to let it settle a bit, acquire a few more reviews.
Edge Station is out and is getting good reviews. This book is “hard” science fiction about dystopian human society that encounters an advanced alien race. We’re talking AIs, warp drive, advanced bio-implants… the whole nine parsecs.
I continue to receive requests for a sequel to my first novel, The Locust Queen’s Feast. Recently, I was at a party and someone I don’t even know asked me about it!
“So, when’s the sequel to Locust Queen’s Feast coming out?” he asked.
Now that was really something.
So, I’m going to make that happen. I have a rough draft of the sequel — completed story + three editing passes. For a while I thought I’d call it A Creature Of Negation. Nobody liked that title much, so I put it back the way it was: A Fragment of Nothing (FON for short). See my blog for details.
BUT (and isn’t there always one of those?) I just don’t feel that I can finish FON until I edit and re-release LQF. Out of respect for people who have already read it, I won’t change the story or the characters, but I feel compelled to polish the writing a little. While I still have a lot to learn, I realize I have learned quite a bit since that first effort. Just completed an edit pass today, and I reduced the length of the novel by four pages just by deleting superfluous instances of a few words (“that” being the greatest offender). Give me a month or so on this, and then I’ll jump back on FON. That’s where I want to be right now, so I promise I’ll get there as soon as I can.
BTW, there’s an RSS feed for my blog. That’s where you’ll get the most frequent updates on what I’m up to. Someday, maybe, a lot of people will subscribe. Hey. I can dream.