Hey folks,

I hope you’re all keeping well! Feeling much better here now, and back to normal after a bumpy Covid experience, and am finally getting some words down on (digital) paper again!

Right now I’m working on the first book in my new fantasy trilogy, which has over run now by about 3 weeks, not counting the 3 weeks Covid laid me flat, so a bit behind schedule, although that’s not the worst thing in the world this late in the year, and its certainly something I can absorb with the buffers I build in. I’m still on track to write 3 first drafts this year, which will make it my most productive to date!

This book is a little way off releasing, probably somewhere around the middle of next year. As its set in a new world, the main story keeps building as I flesh out the world and the characters. It’s already double the length of my shortest book, and is set to go some way yet. I’m delaying it as it’ll take a lengthy second draft to get everything smoothed out storywise, and also to get all the world building detail I want in an organic way that won’t slow the pace of the novel. I’m really pleased with how its shaping up, but want it to be the absolute best it can be, which means devoting a little more time to it.

Next up in terms of release will by the third installment of my sci-fi Alpha Protocol series. That’s nearing completion now, so I hope to have more details about that in coming weeks. It’ll be my last release of this year.

In terms of fantasy, with the current book on a slow-cook schedule, I have something else that I’ve been working on in the background, but with a long term view of publishing. I don’t want to go into any more detail on that beyond saying this is a response to the messages I’ve received from people wanting more books in the Middle Sea world. I’d always planned revisiting it, but I guess that’s going to be happening sooner than I’d originally planned!

Lastly, in hobby news, I’ve another Malta Spitfire on my workbench, along with another historical miniature. I hope to have one of them finished in time for next week’s post.

Until then, take care!

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