Short and sweet this time around, folks.
Work continues to polish the Tales of Invisible Hand novel. I’ve gone back to the start and edited the first two sections, and now find myself halfway into the third. That puts me about halfway overall, and I find I’m picking up speed as I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Meanwhile, as Tales of the Invisible Hand is intended to kick off a series, my notes have been piling up for the next book and the overall arc. I really can’t wait for this to be out there in one way or another. Between it and Road/Kill, these two things have pretty much taken up every ounce of free space in my head for the last couple years.
As to Invisible Hand, I intend it should be ready to shop around by July or August, depending on how the editing continues. From there on, I intend to follow the example of a fellow Skull Island writer, one Larry Correia. In launching his Monster Hunter International series back in 2009, he told me he had it written in about eight months. That was pretty amazing in and of itself, to my mind (seriously, the guy knocks words out like a T-800). However, what he did next was of particular interest to me. He shopped it for a year, to little or no interest (hilarious, I know) before deciding to self-publish. The readers it picked up thereafter caught the attention of his current publisher Baen, and he’s been off to the races ever since.
Sounds good to me.
Bottom line, my book will be out there soon enough, if you want to read it. Moreover, it will go as I intended, without vampires, teen angst or whatever else is ‘big right now’. From there, I leave it to you to decide if we go on!
As to Road/Kill? Ok so this pet project is a little more visible on the horizon. The core rulebook and supporting materials are done, and ready to go. That leaves me to expand the website to get it in your hands. I’ve contracted a great web designer and friend to get that done for me over July. I’ll get the word out on the usual channels (Twitter, Facebook, mailing list) right around then, so you’re sure not to miss it. If you’re not already on the mailing list, or haven’t ‘liked’ us on Facebook, let me know and I’ll add you to the list.
Until next time!