Two pieces of news for this week.
First, I’ll be appearing at another online German book fair next month, on October 17th – this one’s called the Hugendubel Bookstock Festival. I’ll be doing an event with Kevin Hearne (the Iron Druid author) on the Sunday at 9:20 pm, Central European Time. It’s going to be a Zoom event, like the last one – these are very convenient for me, as I get to do the fair without having to take time away from writing! I’ll post more information on the Friday before the event, on October 15th.
Second, the first book in my new series is coming along well. As of this week it’s passed the 75,000 word mark, which if the pattern for my Alex Verus books holds, means that it’s somewhere around 80% done.
So far, the new series is turning out quite differently from Alex Verus. I haven’t written the ending yet, but to me, it’s feeling as if the books are going to be more series-focused, and less episodic. So, more like the later Alex Verus novels, rather than the earlier ones.
The plus side to this is that the whole story is going to hang together much better, since everything is designed to work together from the beginning. On the downside, each individual book is going to be less of a standalone, but I don’t think that there’s any way of getting around that particular trade-off.
No update on publication as yet. I’ll let you know as soon as I have any news.