The Traitor and the Thief
The manuscript for The Traitor and the Thief is almost done! I’ve made some great progress on the book, though I did discover a problem that required me to go back and rework a couple of earlier chapters. However, I expect that I’ll have the draft completed by the end of the month.
I’m very excited to see this one done and off to editing.
I had to unexpectedly change plans last month with my free short story. I ran into a snag with the originally-planned Kaus Kagunvar story, and replaced it with a different story, Unhidden.
I’m going to be holding off on The Broken Temple of Yinak for a bit. I want the first Kaus Kagunvar story to be something special, and I need the time to do it justice. Since I’m so focused on completing The Traitor and the Thief at this point, I don’t think I can commit the necessary brain-space to this story at this time.
So this month’s story is going to be another fairly short one. I don’t have a name yet—I’m still trying to come up with something appropriate—so I’ll just say it’s another story set in the Undying Empire and leave it at that.
Tales of the Undying Empire
My plans for the Tales of the Undying Empire Omnibus have been slightly derailed. I had some difficulty with the files for the Kindle version, and I’m working through those. I’m not going to make another release date commitment at this time. I’ll just announce it here and on Twitter when it’s ready to be released.
One More Project
So, almost two years ago, my son asked me to write a story for him. And the result was a 60-thousand-word story that I tentatively called Origin. It’s a story for kids of 10-12 years of age. I read it to my son, and since then it has been sitting on my hard drive and I’ve done nothing with it.
I’ve come to the decision that I am going to release it, once I have time. Needless to say, getting this one out is not a top priority.
Basically, my plans (in order) are:
- Complete the manuscript for The Traitor and the Thief.
- Get the Tales of the Undying Empire Omnibus out on Kindle.
- Complete the Kaus Kagunvar story, The Broken Temple of Yinak.
- See what needs to be done to Origin (or whatever I eventually choose to name it) to get it ready for publishing.
- Get working on The Revenant and the Reaper, the conclusion to the Undying Empire: Rebellion trilogy.
So I wouldn’t expect to see Origin until much later in the year. But if it generates enough interest, I might just be interested in doing more of them.
That’s it for this month. It’s time for me to get back to writing!