First, a piece of good news. The Black Sheep is completed and currently being edited for spelling, grammar, continuity, etc. I’m hoping to have it up on sale by Monday or Tuesday – as always, there may be unanticipated delays.
Second, Wedding Hells is currently undergoing it’s line-edit and the cover is being finalised. I’m hoping to have the eBook available for sale in 6 weeks, probably less – keep an eye on this space for updates.
My current plan, as I mentioned earlier, is to write the third and final book in The Decline and Fall of the Galactic Empire. After that, I’m torn between They Shall Not Pass (Empire’s Corps 12) and Vanguard (Ark 7). After that … well, I think it’s time I returned to the universe of The Royal Sorceress, if I can overcome my writer’s block and complete the plot. I do have quite a few ideas, but tying them all together is taking time.
As always, I have more story ideas than I know what to do with. I’ve got an idea for a high fantasy where the widow of a sorcerer sets out to avenge her husband, even if it means sneaking into a castle and assassinating a prince. Then I have a trilogy in mind, set in the same universe as Bookworm, where the death of the Witch-King unlocks powers that have been sealed away for a very good reason.
I’ve actually been giving a great deal of thought to a story following the course of a global conflict, a third world war. (I was quite displeased with Ghost Fleet.) The problem, of course, is outlining such a war – should I stick with the old idea (China, Russia and India Vs. US/NATO) or try to come up with something new? I think, assuming it doesn’t go nuclear, that there will be a brief and violent spasm … and then a long pause as everyone rushes frantically to rebuild their arsenal of modern weapons and develop new ones. (Space-based weapons, for example.)