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 Eighth House
My revisions to The Eighth House are done! It came out twice as long as the original version. At this moment, I’m decided what to do with it. My original intentions were to submit it to a publisher, but now I’m debating self-publishing. I’ll keep you posted! If this book does well, it’ll kick off the other two stories in the planned Flames of Olympos series (see Uncharted Territory section). If not, I have plenty of other things to work on!
After Exile Book II: Bloodnames
[working title, subject to change]
I don’t want to leave people hanging. Since After Exile was originally supposed to be one book, the end of Emperor is going to leave not very much resolved, other than to bring us to the first major milestone of the story. As such, I’d like to keep plugging away on it in the background, regardless of whatever smaller projects may crop up in the meantime. When is this going to be done? 2017? I hope. I think I’m going to be juggling it at the same time as possibly either the two new titles in the Flames of Olymos series (depending on whether those are accepted by the publisher and what kind of pressure they put on me to deliver them quickly) or The Carpenter and the Deckhand. It’s good for me to work on more than one project at once, otherwise I can get burnt out on one thing – especially these long ones.
A Little Later
The Carpenter and the Deckhand
Once I get a handle on what is going on with After Exile and Flames of Olympos, I’m going to start work on the last (for now) of the spin-off novellas to The Devil’s Luck. If I get lucky, this’ll come out in late 2016, but we’ll see how things go. 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 House of Broken Stone
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.
The Merry Widow
Sequel to The Devil’s Luck. This will be another full-length novel, going straight to Amazon. 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 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.
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.
The Yellow Rose
Book one of a dystopian future wasteland series (working series title: The Vice or Vice Territories) set primarily (yes, I’m doing it), a whorehouse in Texas. Follows 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.