In to 2024! Here’s what to expect for the next few months.
Right at the moment I’m once again busy with edits on An Instruction In Shadow; specifically, first-round edits from my UK editor. Usually I do my US and UK edits side by side, but in this case the UK ones arrived a little later, meaning that I’ve had to put Book 3 on hold briefly while I finish this up. Luckily, just like before, these edits are extremely quick and easy and I’m expecting to have them done by the end of the weekend so that I can get back to my main job.
That job is, of course, writing Book 3 in the Stephen Oakwood series. I’m currently a few pages in and busy plotting out the first couple of chapters; it’s got a long way to go but I’m always much happier once the first page is done, so I’m hoping to keep up a decent pace. This is going to keep me busy for around the first half of the year.
As for this blog, my main project (aside from the usual updates) is going to be more Beginner’s Guide to Drucraft worldbuilding articles. First on the to-do list is the article on shaping, and after that I’m probably going to go into a mini-series on the six drucraft branches. That’ll probably keep me busy until well into the spring.
And that’s it! I’ll post news as and when I get it, but you can probably expect edits on Book 2, a first draft of Book 3, and worldbuilding articles on this blog to be pretty much all of my output for the forseeable future.