State of the Writing: July 2017

On the last day of July, some big news to share.

Let’s talk first about Into the Void, the second novel in the Chronicles of Sarco series. Originally it was due to release on May 15, 2017. It didn’t. I wasn’t at liberty to talk about the reason, but now I can. Gilead, the publisher that acquired my publisher (Enclave) in the spring of 2016, suffered an unexpected loss of funding back in September when Gilead’s primary investor decided to renege on its contract. The heads of Gilead searched relentlessly for months for a solution.

Their work paid off, and Gilead is now back in business. And I have a prospective release date.

February 6, 2018.

Gilead’s first release window is going to be November 2017-February 2018, and Into the Void will be in it. Things are already moving, including … a cover.

There’s also the very beginnings of an Amazon listing. It’s still a work in progress, so please excuse the dust.

And there’s one more thing.

With the release of Into the Void now about seven months away, it seemed to me there ought to be something I should do. After all, it’s been over a year since Edge of Oblivion and several months since the second story in the companion short story trilogy, The Shadows of Aeroel. So I’ve started putting to paper an idea I’ve percolated on for some time. It’s entitled Hope Colony, and it’s a short story set during one of the last chapters of Edge of Oblivion. It’s drafted, through a first revision, and currently out to an alpha reader. If it comes together the way I hope (no pun intended), I’m going to aim to release it this fall, possibly in October or November.

So that’s it. I’ll have more to share soon!

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