It has been a really busy month.
Writing Stuff – my last release was the sci-fi Gun Runner with John D. Brown, which is out now. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should, because it is awesome.
The rough draft for Monster Hunter Bloodlines is done and I’m currently doing an editing pass. It will be out this summer. This is another Owen book in the regular series timeline.
For my next release I have a short story called The Dregs in a fantasy anthology from CKP called Songs of Valor.
My next project to finish is the fantasy collaboration with Steve Diamond. Our working title for the project has been Grunt’s Eye View, but I don’t know if that will be the final title. (my working titles are almost always different than the finals).
I’m editing two more anthologies but I don’t think I can announce the specifics of those yet.
After that, I have another project that just moved up in the writing que, but I can’t announce it yet because contracts are in the mail. I will however tease that this is another Monster Hunter Memoirs book, about one Hunter from the past, set in an entirely different time period. So this one is with a different author, not John Ringo, but using the style that Ringo came up with for the Chad novels.
There are two more novels planned for the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior and I just need to figure out if the next one of those is coming before or after that Memoirs novel.
And the other Grimnoir trilogy is still in the works too.
2020 was my least productive year in a long time. I normally shoot for 10k words a week when I’m writing, but that number drops drastically for editing/touring. I still usually write 2-3 books a year though. There was no travel in 2020, but it made up for it with a variety of other nut kicks. In addition to the regular 2020 bullshit that everybody put up with, we also had to deal with cancer, and though my wife is fine now, that was still a stressful time suck. So I hit about half of my normal production rate for the year, and did about one and a half.
MHB is the first book deadline that I have missed in 12 years. Which is actually kind of impressive all things considered. My goal for 2021 is to make up for 2020 so I’m shooting for 4 big project turn ins. (as a workaholic I honestly don’t get how those one book a decade writers aren’t bored out of their freaking minds).
Appearances – this one might actually start happening again!
I am the guest of honor at FantaSci in North Carolina in a few months. That one is still kind of in flux, but right now it looks like it will be happening, and I plan on attending.
There will be a book tour for Bloodlines, but where that’s going to take place right now I have zero idea.