Status report

People have been hopefully asking me about future Hive Mind books, and stories about Fortuna. I have so many ideas for books I want to write that I had a backlog of projects building up anyway, and side-effects from the current world situation have slowed down my writing. Jarra confused things even further by making the New Year story so long that the Earth Prime collection queue-jumped everything else.

So this is a quick status report on my current projects. Please note that I can’t guarantee to publish even two books a year in the current world situation, and any of my projects can go off totally off the rails at the best of times.

The Earth Prime collection has to be finished and published next.

Hive Mind 5 will then be my top priority and hopefully out in time for Christmas, but there’s the usual danger of it slipping into January.

Fortuna. If there’s enough interest in Earth Prime then I’ll be aiming to write more about Fortuna, ideally next year. A project that is slightly complicated by it being the second half of the chimera wars, and interlinking with my partially written book about Tellon Blaze.

Also on my list to progress whenever I have time. Scavenger Exodus 3 and Earth and Water.

(Just to clarify  Scavenger Exodus 3 is definitely on its way, but progress has been affected by the world situation, so I daren’t commit to a publication date at the moment.)

Right at the bottom of the list is the mystery book. Pity this book. The poor thing has been sitting in first draft since I first wrote it eight years ago. It’s set in yet another different future, and needs some revisions, but I may eventually sort it out and publish it as a standalone just to stop it whining at me.

Please feel free to comment with your own wish list. The creative side of my brain seems to pay more attention to comments from my readers than it does to anything I tell it myself!

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The Serial Story is Finally Complete!

EARTH PRIME EBOOK COVERUnbelievably, the never-ending serial story is finally complete. It was a rather a risk posting parts as soon as they were written, especially when I had absolutely no idea where the story was going except for the last couple of paragraphs. I hope you feel Jarra has brought it to a reasonably sensible ending.

My website is creaking under the strain, but I think it will hold together for another two weeks. I’m therefore planning to remove the serial on 24 May 2020. It will then be trimmed, and polished ready to be published in the Earth Prime collection with some other stories set after Earth Flight.

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You can read the whole of The End, and the New Beginning  here

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I bet you saw this coming.

EARTH PRIME EBOOK COVERI’ve had some wonderful messages from people saying that the serial has been cheering them up in a grim situation. I’ve therefore decided to allow Jarra to take her time winding up the story. That means part 18 has been posted and the serial still hasn’t finished. There isn’t a lot left for Jarra to say though, so part 19 really should be the end.

And if anyone is thinking that it isn’t a case of me deciding this at all, but that I have absolutely no control over Jarra… Well, you could be right.

As usual, I’m giving the warning that the completed novella will only remain on my website for two weeks before being removed, trimmed, and polished ready to be published in the Earth Prime collection with some other stories set after Earth Flight.

If there’s enough interest in Earth Prime then the plan is to have a new series about Fortuna. Meanwhile, anyone interested in Jarra’s ancestors and Exodus century should try reading my Scavenger Exodus series.

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You can read The End, and the New Beginning Parts 1 to 18 here.

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Guess What Happened!

EARTH PRIME EBOOK COVERShe did it again. There really isn’t much I can say except that I am a broken wreck of an author, trampled underfoot by the relentless willpower of one of my own characters. Part 17 of the serial has been posted. I’m hoping, possibly naively, that it will be a case of third time lucky and the serial finally ends next week with part 18.

As before, I’m giving the warning that the completed novella will only remain here for two weeks before being removed, trimmed, and polished ready to be published in the Earth Prime collection with some other stories set after Earth Flight.

If you’d like to get an email alert when this collection or other future books are released, please sign up for my newsletter.

You can read The End, and the New Beginning Parts 1 to 17 here.

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Well that didn’t go according to plan

EARTH PRIME EBOOK COVERI was really confident that the serial novella was going to end this week with part 16, but Jarra is reluctant to leave the stage. There was a long argument, which I lost, so the novella will actually end next week with part 17.

Once again, I’m giving the warning that the completed novella will only remain here for two weeks before being removed, trimmed, and polished ready to be published in the Earth Prime collection with some other stories set after Earth Flight.

If you’d like to get an email alert when this collection or other future books are released, please sign up for my newsletter.

You can read The End, and the New Beginning Parts 1 to 16 here.

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The penultimate part of the New Year Novella has been posted.

EARTH PRIME EBOOK COVERI’ve just posted part 15 of the serial New Year story and it’s a long one. It’s hard to believe it, but I think the story is finally coming to an end, and the final part should be posted a week from now.

A warning that the completed novella will only remain here for two weeks before being removed, trimmed, and polished ready to be published in a collection with some other stories set after Earth Flight.

The provisional title of the short story collection is Earth Prime. If you’d like to get an email alert when this collection or other future books are released, please sign up for my newsletter.

You can read The End, and the New Beginning Parts 1 to 15 here.

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You can read Part 14 of the New Year Novella.

EARTH PRIME EBOOK COVERI’ve just posted part 14 of the serial New Year story that has grown into a novella, and I expect there will be two more parts.

Best wishes to everyone, and apologies that I’m running a little late on replying to messages.

You can read The End, and the New Beginning Parts 1 to 14 here.

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Part 13 of the New Year Novella has been posted.

EARTH PRIME EBOOK COVERThank you to everyone who has sent me touching emails and comments recently. I hope all of you and your loved ones are keeping well.

If you’re in need of a little entertainment, then I finished part 13 of the New Year Novella literally two minutes ago, and I’ve just posted it on the website.

You can read The End, and the New Beginning Parts 1 to 13 here.

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It’s been an especially difficult week

EARTH PRIME EBOOK COVERIt’s been a hard week for everyone. In the case of my family, there’s been the extra stress of losing someone important nine days ago, which is especially difficult in a situation that means a standard funeral won’t be possible.

That means Part 12 of the New Year Novella, The End, and the New Beginning, isn’t as long as I’d intended. My apologies that it doesn’t end at an ideal point, and yes, I’m fully aware of some echoes of reality.

The truth is that Jarra is a very different person to me, but the Earth Girl trilogy contained a lot of echoes of my reality. As I often say, after a long period where my background illness meant I couldn’t leave the house, I started writing the story of a girl who couldn’t leave this planet.

My best wishes to everyone. You can read The End, and the New Beginning Parts 1 to 12 here.

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Part 11 of the New Year Novella has been posted

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Part 11 of the New Year Novella, The End, and the New Beginning, has been posted. I’m guessing there are at least two more parts to come, possibly three.

The real world is growing more and more dystopian by the hour. The last few days have been especially distressing for myself and my family. I know that many people reading this will have been finding things hard too.

Escaping into writing my stories helps me cope in difficult times. I hope that reading my stories helps you too.

 

You can read The End, and the New Beginning Parts 1 to 11 here.

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