Progress Report on Adversary – Hive Mind 5

As a child, I believed books were written from the beginning to the end. In fact, books can progress in many ways. Forwards, backwards, with periodic standstills, and it’s reported that Harper Lee once threw the manuscript of To Kill A Mockingbird out of the window into the snow.

Adversary originally hit a morass of problems as it neared the halfway point. I took a break to let my thought clarify, and that break turned out to be far longer than intended. Due to long Covid and bereavement, the creative side of my brain couldn’t handle sorting out the issues of Adversary, so I had to let it write the Drago Tell Dramis 2781 series instead.

After the release of Sol 2781 in July, I picked up the partly written Adversary. I’ve now done the initial surgery to solve a plot overload problem, followed by an extensive reworking of the plotlines. The book is now in a healthy state, and progressing in a generally forwards direction, with Amber and her team facing mounting problems from both inside and outside the Hive.

I will be giving another progress report on Adversary in the middle of October. At that point, both the amount of work needed to complete the book, and the likely complications of real life, should be a lot clearer.

 

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14 Responses to Progress Report on Adversary – Hive Mind 5

  1. Joanna says:

    I am so sorry for your loss and hope that you are feeling better. Thank you for the update and we readers will happily read it whenever you are able to finish it. Take care of yourself and many thanks everything.

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  2. Bev Wyld says:

    Hope that things are going better for you. Really sorry to hear that you’ve had so many problems. I loved the Drago series- but then I’ve loved everything that you’ve done, can’t wait to read Amber’s next instalment. Will you be following on with Jarra, and Blazes’ books- when you can fit them in, of course!

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  3. An says:

    Thank you for the update! Glad to hear it is going better for you1

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  4. ianbirchenough7713 says:

    Have we returned to your Christmas release schedule?
    Ian

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    • I will be giving another progress report on Adversary in the middle of October. At that point, both the amount of work needed to complete the book, and the likely complications of real life, should be a lot clearer.

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  5. Debbie Costa says:

    The progress report is always welcome. Can’t wait till it is in print.

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  6. Doranwen says:

    Glad things are going better for you, and excited to hear of progress on Adversary! Just re-read all of the Hive Mind books the other day and eagerly look forward to the next one. 😀

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  7. Marilyn Case says:

    So sorry for your bereavement.  So many people have lost loved ones in the last 2 years.  Hope you continue to progress in your recovery both mental and physical.  God Bless You and your family.  Looking forward to reading Adversary.

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  8. Maria Isabel Camacho says:

    Hi Janet, just checking in to make sure you’re okay. I’m sorry for your loss, sending love and hugs

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  9. Thank you so much for the good wishes. 🙂

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