Progress Report

29 Jan

Just a very short update …

First, the treatment seems to be progressing ok. I’ve got another scan later this afternoon that will – in two weeks or so – tell me if I need more treatments or if they can shift to simply monitoring me, post-treatment. I’ve had some aches and pains and a handful of minor colds that won’t go away, but I’m hopeful. I’ve managed to get back into the swing of writing and I don’t want to stop <grin>.

Second, I’ve finished the first draft of Cry Wolf (TEC 15). I’m hoping to get it edited by Friday/Saturday and get it uploaded to Amazon and various other places shortly afterwards. I’ve been told it’s a little different from the other TEC books – it’s a side story, setting the groundwork for the return of the marines – but I think it works.

cry wolf cover

Third, my current plan is to start writing Cursed next week. That’s the direct sequel to The Broken Throne (SIM 16). I’m hoping it will go relatively smoothly, but I will probably have to slow down because it’s my son’s half-term and we have family coming.

Fourth, my rough future plan is Cursed, The Right of the Line (Ark 14), Debt of War (Kat Falcone). I’m not sure what comes after them. Zero 6? Or A Learning Experience 6?

What do you think?


30 Responses to “Progress Report”

  1. Frank Jennings January 29, 2019 at 10:31 am #

    Very glad to here you are feeling better and that more books in my favourite series are on the way. Hope you have positive results in two weeks time

  2. Les Barrie January 29, 2019 at 10:40 am #

    Learning experience please,it’s great to see the marine corps back in business they were candle that drew my moth to your writing.

  3. Anarchymedes January 29, 2019 at 11:10 am #

    Debt of War (Kat Falcone), please.

  4. Hugh Blair January 29, 2019 at 11:39 am #

    Would like to see another Kat Falcone book as soon as possible.

    Hugh Blair 985-273-9121

  5. Stephen Hullott January 29, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

    Glad to here you are feeling a good bit better, fingers crossed for the scan outcome. Really enjoyed the last two Zero Universe stories this is a story arc with many possibilities. Looking for ward to the next SIM…

  6. Bob Wilson January 29, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    Great news that there is the possibility of going into a monitoring stage…
    As for future writing plans, well you know me… A Learning Experience gets my vote !!!

  7. Darren January 29, 2019 at 12:29 pm #

    Firstly let me add my best wishes and thoughts on your continued improvment. It is always good to read these updates.

    Secondly Yay! for more AR, and I would put my vote/wishes for more TLE stories please.

    Most importantly, keep gwtting better!

  8. iburn January 29, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

    Chris, glad you’re doing better… I’d live more Ark Royal stories, personally. Very much enjoy what you have done with those. May I ask a question about that Earth? You may have addressed this at some point, but –
    Why aren’t Germany and Japan great powers? You have France as one, surely Germany should be as well? Or instead. 😉

    • chrishanger February 3, 2019 at 7:18 pm #

      Germany and Japan both got hit hard during the Age of Unrest and, by the time they recovered, the Great Powers were well ahead of them.


  9. RogerV January 29, 2019 at 1:03 pm #

    Fingers crossed that you keep progressing on the medical front. Any chance of some more in the “Inverse Shadows” universe series?

  10. scarletyandt95 January 29, 2019 at 1:24 pm #

    Thank goodness you’re doing better. AR would be amazing. After this trilogy it could be fun to see when the ship that started it all was brand new or the troubles on earth to get a little backstory. I just love the universe.

  11. Keith Glass January 29, 2019 at 1:54 pm #

    Don’t really care. (inserting “Shut up and take my money” meme)


  12. James January 29, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

    Really glad to hear that you are doing better. Hope you get positive results from the scan. I vote for Zero 6.

  13. Juan Suros January 29, 2019 at 2:31 pm #

    Best wishes. One vote for Zero 6 here.

  14. Arthur Raisfels January 29, 2019 at 6:44 pm #

    Zero 6, then more SIM. Glad you are improving!

  15. Rhino January 29, 2019 at 6:46 pm #

    I have no clue of your sales statistics, but my favorite has been – steadfastly, SIM. Your science fiction has been great, but, nobody paints a world of magic like you. Emily needs to reach her destiny. Truly hope your progress continues

  16. Terrie wiese January 29, 2019 at 8:25 pm #

    Glad you’re feeling better. Looking forward to your next books. I’ve become a fan with your books. Have a great time with your family.

  17. James Jeffery January 29, 2019 at 8:36 pm #

    I hope you continue with your recovery and you’re back to full health soon. You keep writing the books and I’ll keep buying them. I think SIM is my favourite series but am happy to read any of you books

  18. James A Mullen January 29, 2019 at 8:39 pm #

    Good to hear your feeling better

  19. Mark Prothero January 29, 2019 at 8:57 pm #

    I love Kat and Sim and A Learning Experience. The Zero books are good but it would be good to go back to the core story for me. That said your health and family are the most important and if you write it I will probably read it.

  20. G January 30, 2019 at 1:39 am #

    Hope your new scan goes well–my favorite series has always been SIM due to your superb world building–please fit in Mirror Image later in the summer/fall…it’d be fun to see some of the politics around how the Great Houses/Monarchs/Star Council are viewing Emily’s rise in a prologue…I know you’re carefully calibrating her power increases, but to date you’ve set Emily’s power levels around that of Cat and Jade–nothing particularly threatening to the White Council or other monarchs with combat sorcerers on staff (although she keeps doing unusual things). If you want to justify their beginning to fear her later in the series, she needs to become significantly more powerful soon–although with greater challenges. Right now, only Void’s protection prevents her from being assasinated…

  21. ricks503 January 30, 2019 at 1:46 am #

    I vote for Zero 6

  22. Kira January 30, 2019 at 5:45 am #

    Zero 6! Or the 17th SIM HAHAA!!! My FAVORITE!!!!
    I am so glad you are doing somewhat better! Best of luck, we are all rooting for you!

  23. Kim January 30, 2019 at 8:27 am #

    So happy to hear you may be getting a break from treatments! Hang in there! Family is first but thank you for not forgetting about your loyal readers:) I vote for Zero 6🌟

  24. Josh Calvert January 30, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

    I’m very happy to see you’re planning to write lots of new books.. Maybe it means your health is really going better! Very good! But now.. Your question: first I’m getting mad waiting new Empire’s Corps books (please note I’ve used the plural!) .. Ark Royal… Angel in the Whilrlwind…. All about sci-fi.. Not fantasy… Personally I’m less interested in A Learning Experience too. Ah! One last question, going back to the Empire’s Corps.. Where are the Marines thet run with the last young Emperor? Are you planning to make them reach the Commonwealth? Or something like that? And at the time of the Wolfsbane war what’s on in the Central Worlds? The Commonwealth is going to meet new treats? Please Chris… Don’t let me (and the others Empire addicted readers) down!!!

  25. Kenneth Dick January 30, 2019 at 8:09 pm #

    While I enjoy “magic” books; MUCH prefer Learning Experience; Ark Royal; Empire Corps; Kat Falcone. At one point I was hoping for the conclusion of the Democracy trilogy, but have kinda given up on it – been too long

  26. Hanno Frerichs February 1, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

    SIm is my favorite but after tat I like the ark Royal and Kat falcone Series a lot.

    But I really enjoy fantasy and magic. I would also enjoy a more modern fantasy style stories but you have currently quite a few stories running already.

  27. C Michael Bravo February 2, 2019 at 3:39 am #

    Next, you should work on ‘A Learning Experience’ #6

  28. Matt Hopkins February 3, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

    SIM #18 Please

  29. Dan Grotefend February 8, 2019 at 12:33 am #

    I’m a big fan of the Isabella in the Zero world. I thought The Family Shame was awesome. Hopefully she’ll start nudging your creative juices soon 🙂

    But truthfully, anything that gets your motor going works for me. Cheers.

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