It’s been a frustrating week.
For various reasons – family holiday – I ended up starting Unlucky and then needing to take a few days off. I’ve actually got a deadline for this, which isn’t helped by needing to take more days off as we make our slow way home. But I am reasonably hopeful of completing the first draft in time.
(If you sent me an email and I haven’t replied, this is probably why. Sorry.)
I’ve also been working my way through the second set of edits of Past Tense. It’s the usual spelling errors and suchlike, but a few scenes needed to be fiddled with to improve the story. I hope to get it back to the publisher in a day or two, then see what they have to say about it.
On a different note, the publication date for the audio version of The Black Sheep and They Shall Not Pass will be August 2nd. I don’t have any word yet on the publication dates for Schooled in Magic and Fear God and Dread Naught, but they are on their way.
The paperback edition of Fear God and Dread Naught should be available within the next two weeks.
I’m planning to do a major edit of The Empire’s Corps and the Outside Context Problem in preparation for adding them to CreateSpace paperback. I’m hoping to start this process in early august, but they have already been forced back by other demands.
Finally, I’m not sure what to write after Unlucky.
I have a working plan for The Long Road Home (A Learning Experience 4) and Culture Shock (The Empires Corps 13). But I also want to do Ragnarok (Twilight of the Gods 3) as soon as possible. What would you like to see next?
(I have a plan for SIM 11 and an outline for Vanguard III, but they’re being put back for the moment.)
And now I need to go back to work <grin>