Where have I been for the last month and a half?
Basically, I took a month and a half off from pretty much everything. I spent a little over a year pumping out fourteen full length novels, and then I got half way through the fifteenth and I realized how completely burned out I was. I just needed a break to reconnect with some of the other things I enjoy in my life that I’d been neglecting for far too long.
I’m slowly starting to get back into writing, and I think I’ve come to a decision about the series. Travelers isn’t going to be the first book of a new series. It’s going to be the final book in the original series. Whether there’ll be more than one more book that comes before it, I’m not sure yet. I’ll just have to see how the next actual series book goes and then make my decision. For right now, I’m thinking the next one will be the last one before the final one. We’ll just have to see how it goes.
Anyway, that’s it for now. I’m alive, and I’m rested, so I’ll be getting back into the swing of things here soon enough.
I’m making progress!
The writing on the book I’m currently working on it going far slower than usual. As I’ve stated previously, it’s the final book of the series, but it’s not the final book in the series. For those who missed it, I’ll explain.
The book I’m writing now, Travelers, was originally going to be the first book of a new series that takes place a couple of hundred years after the original series in the Unseen Things universe ends. However, as I was writing it, I realized that it would work far better as the final book in the Unseen Things series, so that’s what it’s become. However, because it’s a couple of hundred years in the future after the Earth has been devastated by a race from another dimension called the Echnids, and also doesn’t have any of the original characters in it until near the end, I basically had to start from scratch. It’s all new characters, new settings, new tech, a new enemy race and everything else. That’s why this book is taking far longer to write than my previous ones, which would typically take me about a month each to write and edit. I think you’ll find it’s worth the wait. I’m really excited about having this be the final book of the series, because it’ll really close everything nicely.
I won’t be publishing Travelers right away obviously after I finish it, because I still have one more book to write in the regular series…or at least one more. We’ll see how it goes. The beauty of Travelers is that it can serve as an end cap to the series, regardless of how many more books I write. As of right now, I’m only planning one more that’ll be called Infestation. So Infestation will be book 15, and Travelers will be 16. If I do decide to write any more in between, then the number on Travelers will change, but for right now, that’s how things stand.
Anyway, I am working on it, albeit slowly. I really want Travelers to be a great ending for the series, and perhaps even something that could go on to become it’s own series at some point in the future, much as I had originally planned for it to be. The reason I changed my mind is that I just couldn’t think of a continuing storyline that would warrant turning it into a series. I love the characters, especially the two main characters, Jake and Lana, so who knows? Maybe it’ll turn into something more. I think after I finish the series though, I’d like to write some stand alone novels, just to do something different. Plus I think doing some stand-alone stories will allow me to introduce more people to my writing, which would then perhaps lead them into getting into the series.
That’s it for now. I just wanted to do an update to let people know I’m still alive and working. 🙂
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