The Tracer, Rifters Book 4 is now with my beta readers, which means the first draft and first revision are done. I’ve lined up my editor for January and anticipate a February/March release.
I’ll be releasing a Rifters box set of books 1-3 soon, so am working on getting that ready between my writing projects. My goal is to release it by end of the year.
I’m writing two new short stories. One is a sequel to “Spaceberg” involving the same world and the same people. The title will be “Space Trash,” and I’m pretty sure I’ll have a blast writing it. Another humorous space opera. The goal is to get this done by January.
The other short is a solar punk story that doesn’t yet have a title. It involves a floating city, geothermal power, windup power, and some mysterious lights. This has a deadline of 11/15.
As soon as these stories are done and the second edit of The Tracer is done, I’ll be getting started on Backworlds 8, Endpoint. I hope to release it before the end of 2018.
Sarge is doing very well. He’s gained a lot of weight and his hair has mostly grown in. He’s a very happy cat and very well behaved.
I took him to get vaccinated Saturday and he literally sobbed the whole time in the car. He sounded human, not at all like a cat. I’d never heard a cat make such a sound before. If you watch Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, he sounded just like Bart when she was screaming after being stabbed. Pretty freaky, but he’s forgiven me.
He’s recovered enough from homelessness to want to play now. He no longer wants to go outside and makes me laugh a lot like my Kayla and Nini used to. We’re all still adjusting, but we’re now a family. I’m really glad he found us.
It’s impossible not to fall in love with that happy face.
Now that I’v put in enough time, I can play with my schedule at work and get more author time. I’ve come up with a plan… hopefully work won’t foil my plans with more changes.
What have you been up to?