Pecking away

Hey out there! Yes, I am still alive. Since releasing my last novel I’ve switched into low gear as I replenish my creative energy. Also, sorry for the website being down. I was the subject of some sort of Spam/DDOS attack the past couple of months. As you can see, the website is back up and running.

What have I been up to the past few months? Writing! Writing what? you may ask. Short stories, or perhaps a better description, vignettes. As I was writing the three previous novels I had many ideas and scenes in mind that I later discarded in an effort to streamline the story. I think these scenes still have value and that my readers would love to experience them. Think of them as a form of world-building. That’s about half of them, by the way. The rest is foreshadowing to future stories and may end up in a novel.

I hope to publish them by Christmas. My current word count is 26K with a goal of 40-50K words. Oh! The title? Simvie Loko Vignettes!

So what’s next? I’ve hinted that the next novel will continue with GoSpeed Rasere as the main character and that she’ll travel to Mars. That will happen, but it’s probably not going to be out til 2021. I wish to continue some of the threads occurring in Simvie Loko. Like, what are those darn Romans up to? I’ll also be examining what happens to Andy and Korrie, Rhonda and Clover, and Brewer and Grif. Plus, characters not seen since the first book will be present. The tentative title is The Emperor’s Reach.