Still working away on Alex Verus #8. It’s slow going. I’m going to have to push to make the deadline on this one.
One reason for the delay has been a rethink of the book’s content. This is the phase of writing in which I have to make most of the major choices about how the story will pan out, and one choice I’ve recently made has been to compress a couple of major events; instead of taking place at the ends of book 8 and book 9 respectively, I’m now thinking of placing them both in this book instead. It’ll mean the overall story arc will be accelerated, but I think that might be a good thing.
Oh, and on an unrelated note, some people have been pointing out to me that they haven’t been seeing new posts. I put up new posts each Friday at 9am (plus or minus an hour for DST) but recently posts haven’t been showing on the main page until Saturday or Sunday. The problem seems to have been caused by a plugin (WordPress Super Cache) which I’ve since turned off. As far as I can tell the issue’s fixed, but drop me a comment or an email if it happens again.