Between Books

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!

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4 Responses to Between Books

  1. You are producing books at a wonderful rate but I would still prefer one a week. 😉 I finished Hidden last week and am very interested in Anne as a character. Luna takes a huge step out in that one. I find I have to explain to others why I am giggling. It is never lupus.

  2. I am glad things continue to go well for you. Congratulations on the success. Seven books published into a series is no small feat!

  3. Ana Maria Parras says:

    I’m very excited about this series! I hope it continues for some time!

  4. Ana Maria Parras says:

    Oh! Have you ever read or watched xxxHolic? A lot of the things in the Alex Verus universe are a lot like it. Like the monkey’s paw, the magic shopkeeper thing, and Luna’s curse. There’s even a line at the end of book 2, I think, where Alex greets the monkey’s paw when it reappears at his shop and it snaps shut after he leaves, it’s almost exactly like how Yuko greets the monkey’s paw in episode 8. It would be awesome if you actually did take inspiration from an anime for your books, though it’s probably just a coincidence.

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