A general update on the state of the Verusverse:
Right now I’m spending my time finishing up the edits for Alex Verus #6 (which, yes, has a title, but I’ll wait to announce it a little longer). I’m about 80% of the way through, and should be done in another week or so. Luckily this book hasn’t needed anything like the rewrite that Hidden did, so I don’t have too much more work to deal with.
Once that’s done, I’m finally going to get going on Alex Verus #7. I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while – there’s loads of stuff that I’ve been setting up over the course of books #5 and #6. Both books were pretty hard to write, and with hindsight, a lot of the reason for that was that I was having to lay a whole lot of groundwork. Now that I’ve finished with that, I can step on the gas a bit and have fun!
I’m starting to get a clearer idea of the overall story arc for the Alex Verus series. Not to the extent of knowing the exact length, but I know now fairly exactly what’s going to happen in Alex Verus #7 and #8. Beyond that it gets fuzzier, but I know more or less what the major plotlines and character arcs will be. Actually, I’m really looking forward to it.
But I can’t get started on that until I finish the edits for #6 . . . so, back to work!