Quick Updates

25 Mar

Hi, everyone

First, a very big THANK YOU to everyone who wished me a happy birthday on Tuesday.  It was marginally better than the previous birthday, as Boris Johnson gave me the lockdown on my 38th birthday, but I didn’t do much.  My wife and I are planning all sorts of things, for when Britain calms down a little.  Right now, too much is up in the air for us to make any real long-term plans.  The schools have reopened for my kids, which is a great relief after several months with nowhere to take them, but we don’t know much else about what we’ll be able to do in the coming holidays.

On the plus side, I’ve just completed the draft for Drake’s Drum (Ark) and done the first set of edits for The Face of the Enemy (SIM 23) as well as another chapter of Stuck in Magic.  The next week is going to be rougher, I think, as we have a boatload of bureaucratic hassle to handle, but hopefully I can return to my normal schedule past that.

My rough plan is to write a short SIM novella – Void’s Tale – next, which will bridge the gap between The Face of the Enemy and Child of Destiny.  Past that, The Zero Secret – which will see a return to (largely) Cat’s POV (I say largely because I intend to write about three-four sections from Rebecca’s POV) followed by Child of Destiny.

On a different note, I’ve been working on expanding my promotion and improving the forums.  The main problem with doing this is a combination of my unwillingness to spam everyone – not everyone wants to hear everything from me – and sheer lack of time.  I dislike working my way through various options and suchlike, so … anyway, Leo Champion gave me a hand and we’ve set up a very basic newsletter and an improved forum.  My general idea, which I will address in a later post, is to keep the old mailing list solely for book announcements and use the newsletter for other things (audio releases, interesting stuff, etc).  Please give it a try and see how it goes.  I’ll put together a short story/novella as a free gift at some point.

Anyway, back to work for me.

Chris

5 Responses to “Quick Updates”

  1. leochampion March 25, 2021 at 1:04 pm #

    The forums, just for the record, can be found at https://authornuttall.com/ – I look forward to seeing people there!

    Leo

  2. Bill March 25, 2021 at 1:41 pm #

    Just read your “Outside Context Problem” trilogy. Thoroughly enjoyed all three books. Look forward to the next book in the “Empire Corps” story-line.

  3. abcd March 25, 2021 at 3:19 pm #

    Can’t wait for the Zero trilogy!

    Which characters is the trilogy going feature overall?

  4. Matthew Stienberg March 27, 2021 at 12:53 am #

    Can’t believe I didn’t realize you had a newsletter until now! Definitely fixing that!

  5. LucyD March 27, 2021 at 11:05 am #

    Just finished the latest SIM book and I must say I am completely heartbroken – I really loved all the rest of the series, but with 2 of my favourite characters dead or insane/hopelessly deluded, it’s hard to look forward to the next one. Isn’t there some other way out? 😦

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