Having found a momentary respite between combined bouts of PhD and writing work, I figured I’d better share the latest on how the latter’s doing before being pulled back in. 😀
First up: The beta edits for Awakenings, the first book in my Cross & Flag series, are finished as of this past Friday (7/17), bringing new work on this project to a close (apart from a few possible dialogue tweaks I’m still debating), and the book to what I believe to be agent query-status! Given other writing and Outside World demands from now thru fall, it’ll be a while before I start sending out queries, but I’m nonetheless hopeful that this book (and maybe more of the series) will be on track for publication by the start of 2021.
Second: The structural edits on my scifi novel Discarded wrapped up this previous week, and the draft is now in the copy-edit stage, one step closer to publication. No word yet on who my Unbound editor will be, or whether the current expected March 2021 release date has changed, although the first should be clear by next update!
Thirdly: With Awakenings done, and the second book, Trials, already in de facto beta-ready status, I’ve started what will hopefully be the last round of new work on the third book in the C&F series, Revelations. Given the work done thus far, and the outline edits I’ve made in odd moments since the last round, there’s a very good chance this draft will be finished by the end of August, and ready to send to beta-readers. After that, it’s all new projects for the rest of the year, and probably well into Spring 2021…then the final round of C&F work, on the fourth and last book Reckonings!
Finally, my Alternate History novella Divided Worlds: An Alternate Space Race, is again on sale on Amazon Kindle, through next Friday (7/24). Grab a copy if you need to escape to another, non-COVID world for a while, or pass it on to someone who’s got the same urge. Other than that, stay hunkered down or masked, and I’ll see you all again next month!