A brief note– the very observant reader may notice that suddenly this evening my page sports two and not one progress bars. The new entry is entitled Sky Lord, and it is indeed in second (perhaps even third) draft. I actually hope to have it on Kindle before Christmas.
I have been uncharacteristically mum, silent and otherwise uncommunicative about this new book. There are several reasons for this, including a growing certainty no one other than myself is wildly interested in the details of my writing struggle with individual works, as well as the fact that, much to my wide-eyed surprise, I set a record drafting this puppy– perhaps as little as ten weeks, which, for me, is stunning. The second draft took longer, which is, I suppose, appropriate.
Sky Lord is set in the same story universe as the Divine Lotus series, if not quite the same universe. If that seems obscure, well, read, and all will be clarified in time. Its protagonist, Jason Conlan, is a departure for me, and I actually had a deal of fun writing him. That may mean that something is seriously amiss, but, screw it, I’m going with it.
And poor Siege? Still in there, if not quite front burner. This past spring I realized that my initial concept for it was wrong– worse, it was boring. It’s undergoing a serious re-think, which is the source of those horrible grinding sounds you may have heard over the last few months. Hopefully, it will still see the light of day at some point.
I have other books coming, both about Jason, which will carry forward the storyline from Divine Lotus, as well as other, unrelated stories. Lately my head has been very crowded.
Oh, and Jason’s stories have a series title– The Nightmare War. Incoming….