I wanted to give a quick update on some of the things I’ve been working on.
The second story of Virgil McDane, DITF (you’re not supposed to know what that stands for) is coming along well and I am shooing for an early May deadline. That should be more than enough time to get everything completed, get it to readers, and make last minute edits. It also will give me time to get a cover together. I am doing something different than last time, so we’ll see how that goes. Details will be announced as soon as I have them.
I am quite happy with the way the second one is coming. There are some very rough parts that need to be completed, some plot holes filled in, and a general tightening, but it has been a lot of fun to write and I think will be a lot of fun to read. It’s a very different situation for Virgil than Sorcerer Rising, but retains the over the top quality I’ve tried to bring to his world. If you thought Sorcerer Rising had a lot of monsters, too many supernatural things to pop up, well, you haven’t seen anything yet.
I am also working on another project. This is my first attempt at fleshing out Virgil’s world and it’s an idea I’ve had for quite some time. It’s set in the world of Virgil McDane but set hundreds of years prior, encompassing a whole different situation and cast of characters. I think it will be longer than a short story, maybe even my first novella, but either way I want it done and published by the end of January.
I was serious when I said I wanted to write a ton this year. My dream goal would be to have DITF published this year, as well as a third and fourth Virgil McDane novel, with at least a dozen short stories and a few novellas. I’ve implemented a new schedule for my writing and the only thing I’m not really sure about is the fourth novel this year. Everything else is at least remotely possible.
Looking forward to giving it a shot though.