January 26th 2020 Update

I got a start on the next book of Lilith’s Shadow this past week, as well as dabbling in a couple of other projects, but I got it up to about 6,000 words, which isn’t bad for how scattered my focus has been. I also wrote several other things, though, so I think my overall total was closer to 10,000 words for the week, which is fairly close to my usual productivity. I think I’m going to stick with Queen of Diamonds for the title, after a good deal of personal debate.

Another thing I’m considering is what I want to do after Queen of Diamonds. Hopefully I’ll have written Hives & Heroism concurrently, so both will be done by that point, but I have no way to know for certain. If I haven’t finished Hives & Heroism, that’s definitely going to be my primary project, but after that… well, currently I’m thinking I need to write something else for a change of pace. Probably not anything from Through the Fire, simply because I have at least three books planned for it, and I don’t want to make people wait that long for the next Lilith’s Shadow books. I would prefer to get out the entire arc I have planned in short order, so I’m considering a volume of a science fantasy book expanded from a short story I wrote named Second Contact, or what should be a single volume about another character from the world of Through the Fire, Jacqueline Heartreaver. Jacqueline has been a long-running… well, I debate heavily on whether she’s a villain or anti-hero, honestly. Probably closer to an anti-hero, at least in my mind.

Regardless, that’s where I’m currently at with future plans. Narrowing them down can be really, really hard.

On another front, I approved the audiobook of Crisis of Faith this past week. I don’t know if it’s going to get kicked back by Audible or not yet, so I’m not going to jump the gun on saying when it’ll be out, but early February is a good bet. I got Gabriella back from the original Ancient Dreams trilogy, so I hope people who loved her portrayal enjoy it!

Finally, when thinking about my old books, I got to wondering. If you care to reply, what’s your favorite scene from one of my books, and why?

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