I just finished the primary work on book 5 of the series, Immortals. Tomorrow I’ll be starting the editing process. 🙂
I just finished chapter 14 of Immortals. Just two more chapters to go before it’s finished.
Once I get Immortals published, I’m going to completely go through all the book listings and remove Unseen Things: from the titles. From now on, they’ll just be named what they are without the series name in front. So, Origins, The Hunt, Exploration, Revenge and Immortals. I’m doing this because it’s not only better form, but it’s also caused problems with sites like Goodreads. The new files are ready to upload for all the books, I just have to take care of everything once Immortals is done and published.
Other than that, nothing to report. I had to take nearly a week off because of illness and some other work I had to get done, but now I’m back at it and even though I had a hard time getting started with this chapter, I just started typing and what came out is a chapter I’m actually extremely happy with. Just type and let whatever’s going to come out of you come on out. That’s my motto. 🙂
Just finished chapter 12. Four more chapters to go in this one, but I’ve hit some speed bumps that have slowed down my progress. Between an unexpected illness and some late in the month screeners that I have to review for Rogue Cinema before I get the next issue out, it’s limited the amount of time I’ve been able to spend writing. Still, I’m plugging away at it whenever I can and I anticipate having the next book out within the next couple of weeks at some point.
Not much else to report really. I just wanted to throw a quick update out there.
Here’s a little teaser from Unseen Things: Immortals. This is from Mike and Jeremy’s first assignment.
The pair went to the doorway and then just stopped. They didn’t just stop moving, they stopped everything. Breathing, brain activity…you name it. Inside the chamber there was in fact a queen, but she was unbelievably massive. The chamber itself was massive, taking up the entire top of the mound and she filled a good three-quarters of it. Her main body and head looked similar to the other insect people, only she was absolutely enormous, her features were more exaggerated and she didn’t seem to have any real awareness of what was going on around her. It was like her only purpose was to be an egg creator and all other functions were secondary to that. She had a gigantic protrusion that extended out from her lower back that was semi-translucent and had the shadows of hundreds of eggs showing within thanks to the back-lighting coming from the windows. Some of the insect people were taking the eggs from her as they would come out, while the others would attend to her needs as far as food and water. There were a few who were actively cleaning up the goo left over from the egg expulsion by drinking it in, as they did with the water when they transported it. What they did with that goo after it was cleaned up however was a bit of a mystery.
I was just interviewed about the Unseen Things series on Wayne Clingman’s Blogtalk Radio show. You can listen to the playback of the interview here or check it out in the embedded player below. By the way, the person in the picture in the player is Wayne, not me.
I’ve started work on the fifth book in the series, Unseen Things: Immortals. Last night I did the cover and all the other graphics I need for it, and today I blew through the first chapter, on very little sleep mind you, in about two and a half or three hours.
If I had to give a rough estimate of when it’ll be finished and ready to publish, I’d say that just judging by how the past entries in the series have gone, it’ll probably be by the end of the second week of February. There are some big changes right off the bat in this one and I can’t wait to see what my fingers spew out next. 😉