A quick update this week covering the various things I’m working on.
Alex Verus #12 is still with my publishers. They’ve told me that I should be getting the first-round edits back around the end of the month, so probably not much longer to wait. Release date is unchanged – it’ll be coming out December 2021.
I’ve plotted out one Alex Verus short story, and done some thinking about templates and models for distribution, etc. I’m leaning towards sticking with this website at the moment and just using a Paypal link or something, since on consideration I’m not sure that Patreon (or whatever) really adds enough that it’d be worth asking readers to sign up for an account there. I haven’t started work on writing any stories, yet, because of my other projects (see below).
Normally once I’m done with an Alex Verus novel I get to work on the next one. This time I’ve been spending my post-book lull a bit differently – I’ve been doing some for-contract writing on a computer strategy game called Terra Invicta. I’ll write more about it in a future post – it’s been fun to work on a team for a change instead of doing everything on my own.
. . . of course, writing books on my own is still my actual job. New book is still in the planning stage, with 100+ pages of notes. I’ve got a fairly good handle now on the world, story, and characters, but there are a lot of details to figure out before I’ll be comfortable starting. Still, I’m a lot closer than I was two months ago. Once I’m done with Risen’s first-round edits, I’ll start planning out a timescale.