It’s been a while since I’ve put out a progress update, so I thought I’d give everyone some information about how things are going on the writing front. Unfortunately, the news isn’t great – the current book’s a fair bit behind schedule.
Now, when I say the current book, I don’t mean Alex Verus #10, Fallen. All the work on that was finished a while ago and it’ll be coming out this September/October on schedule. The book I’m working on right now is the penultimate book in the Alex Verus series, number 11, and while I’d been hoping to have it more than half done by this point, it’s only around the 10% mark. There are various personal reasons for this, but they all come down to demands on my time and attention, and while I’m trying to work around them, at the moment my writing speed’s a fair bit lower than it has been.
On the positive side, while the writing’s moving more slowly, it is still moving – it’s just that at the current rate, Alex Verus #11 is going to come out somewhere around autumn/winter 2020, when I’d been hoping for something more like summer. So not the best news, but hopefully I’ll manage to speed things up a bit soon!