Production Schedule [sticky]
OK, maybe “schedule” implies a more definite timetable than I’m able to give. Creativity is nebulous and all that, so it’s hard to pin down the “when” of these things, but either way, this is intended to be an ever-evolving perma-post of what all I intend to do next, and in what order.
Of course, moods change, and the thing I think I’m going to work on next can fluctuate with the weather. So I’m going to just update this one single post whenever my agenda gets rearranged. If I’m not working on your favorite thing next, drop me a line! Make a comment! I’m not above being swayed by reader demand. No, not above it at all.
When you see two columns, that’s when I intend to work on projects during the same time period. This happens where some things have deadlines and others don’t. Plus, I can get restless with slogging through one story forever at a time, so it helps me to switch back and forth sometimes to keep up my own interest and momentum. (Note: if you’re on the mobile site, that two columns thing goes right out the window. Sorry ’bout that)
Current and Immediate Future
The Mortal Coil (Flames of Olympos Book 2)
Secret Anthology Project (Title TBA)
So, uh … I was invited to this anthology, but I can’t talk about it yet. There is talk of late summer 2019? I don’t even know if I’m allowed to say what the theme of this one is, but if you like my other stories, this should be another fun one. Details as I know more, and am allowed to give them!
A Little Later
The Carpenter and the Deckhand
Once I get The Mortal Coil and this secret anthology behind me, I’m going to start work on the last (for now) of the spin-off novellas to The Devil’s Luck. This story came in 3rd (last) in my reader poll of what I should work on next (taken in late 2017), but I’ve decided I need to finish up this series that’s been floating around for so long, so I can tie it up and move on with other things.
This will be the story of Ellis George, the ship’s carpenter, and Christopher Winters, one of the deckhands, and how they became an item. The events of this story will take place just before Hannah boards The Devil’s Luck, and will be a relevant set-up for the larger roles these two characters will play in The Merry Widow (TDL sequel).
The Merry Widow
Sequel to The Devil’s Luck. This will be another full-length novel. It will pick up with the crew shortly after the events of TDL. Some of the original side characters will also rise to prominence, and a couple new ones will be added as critical to the plot. Much of this story is laid out in my head. Hope you like menage scenes, because they are not going to stop!
After this point, I have no idea what order I’m doing these things in, but I do know I’m writing them at some point. Things closer to the top of the list I feel like are higher priority, but that might change at any minute. So there’s that.
After Exile Book II: Bloodnames
[working title, subject to change]
When is this going to be done? 2019? I hope. Don’t worry. I’m not abandoning it. Just gotta work on projects that pay the rent, first. But this story came in second in my reader poll at the end of 2017 for what I should work on next, so it’s getting done after The Mortal Coil.
After Exile Book III: Ascension
[working title, subject to change]
Same as with Book II, above. The plot will not rest until at least this book is done, so I’ll be plugging away, however long it takes.
Flames of Olympos Book 3 [untitled]
One of the two aforementioned companion stories to The Eighth House. This is not a sequel, and revolves around Aphrodite and Hephaistos.
The Yellow Rose
Book one of a dystopian future wasteland series (working series title: The Vice Territories) set primarily (yes, I’m doing it), a whorehouse in Texas. My novella, A Sinner in Virtue, was the prequel to this series. The Vice Territories will sollow the adventures of a badass madame, the bawdy house she manages in a largely uninhabitable region of the US known as the Vice Territories, the local opposition she and her business face. Sex, politics, dirty wasteland Western Americana.
Six of One
Book one of at least two in a series. Sci-fi. Dystopian far future. Vampires. I am very excited about this one – lots of it is mapped out already. Going nuts I can’t get to it sooner, but I know there are things people will be wanting me to finish up first. But this thing is gonna be epic, and like nothing I’ve done before.
Mephistopheles and Frank
Contemporary paranormal. Don’t want to spill too many beans early on, but lots of dark themes. Death. Spirit world. With a cynical noir flavor.