Attention Girls and Boys, Androids and those whom labels don't quite fit:
Crudrat is almost done. We've moved into the very final phases, which means that next week, the rest of the studio is gonna be spinning back up. Free Will is coming back. The Next 10k is coming back. And I get to get back to writing.
I gotta be honest, this is the part I'm most looking forward to. I had planned to do six books this year:
The sequel to Free Will, and the book that's been intimidating the hell out of me for two years. I've got pieces of it done, but haven't sat down and drawn the grand tapestry yet. That's on June's agenda. Time to put it to bed so I can get on to Antithesis Book 4.
- The Auto Motive
As you can see from the sidebar, this one's been in progress for a good long while. It's a YA Urban Fantasy story, almost comic-book in its approach and aesthetic. High adventure and high on the strangeness scale. There's about three weeks work left to do on this one.
- The Summer Town
This is another YA adventure novel I've been noodling with for a good long while. Think Ray Bradbury meets Flannery O'Connor meets The Goonies. Like The Auto Motive, this one is actually well started--it has about a month's left of work left in it before it's ready for the betas.
- Lantham #6
Another one I'm dying to do this year. He Ain't Heavy left you all on a bit of a ledge with regards to Rachael's fate. This next book resolves that against the background of a bigger mystery. I've got three ideas for the big mystery in this book--I've just gotta pick one.
A no-holds-barred blood chiller terror/thriller...and that's all I'm gonna say about it for now
- Red Route One
A science fiction pulse-pounder about the first Mars mission and the reality TV show that it's based around--alluded to in Suave Rob and the forthcoming The Resurrection Junket, this one's another standalone that's set in the Antithesis universe right near the point where that timeline diverges from the real world.
And I've got a few more stacked up behind those for next year.
Now, the trick is, with nearly half the year gone: How much of that list can I get through in grand style?
Starting next Wednesday, I aim to find out.
Check back on May 1 for another big update, and your next podcast episode.