I’m currently 28 chapters into Retreat Hell, which is Book 8 of The Empire’s Corps. It’s going harder than I expected, partly because this is the point where the mainstream storyline becomes even less self-contained than it already is. The previous books dealt with single events; this book sets up at least three more books, rather than disposing of a problem within one book. It is actually quite a fascinating problem to keep everything balanced so both the micro and macro storylines move along smoothly. I’m hoping it will come out fairly well.
Ark Royal has done extremely well in its first set of sales and I’ve had numerous demands for a sequel, so I’m currently planning one called The Nelson Touch. The trick, of course, will be to keep the focus on the characters while expanding the storyline. Still, I have several months to plan it out properly.
My current list of projects runs something like this. Learning Experience next, I think, depending on the plotline. Then The Royal Sorceress III: Necropolis, or Schooled in Magic V: The School of Hard Knocks. (I’ve actually got to conceptually-edit SIM IV before progressing to SIM V, so that might be delayed.) After that, I think I will do either The Nelson Touch or Democracy’s Price (Democracy III). If you want something earlier, please let me know.
I’m also working out a more detailed set of plotlines for alternate history stories. One would be a sequel to The Invasion of 1950, one would be a civil war in Nazi Germany at roughly 1980 or thereabouts. I don’t see Nazi Germany collapsing peacefully, not when the contradictions of the regime come home to roost. Besides, civil wars are more interesting than peaceful collapses.
I’m also looking at my older projects and wondering which of them might be suitable for Kindle.
There just aren’t enough days in the year to write everything I want to write. <sigh>
Comments are, as always, welcome.