This will probably be the last posting of the year (and longer unless I can come up with post ideas).
Currently in progress projects are:
Glyphwar – the sequel to Glyphpunk is currently undergoing a round of proofing before I prepare it for print. It’ll then have another round of proofing for the print version, so could be out around February (maybe).
Grey Enigmas – the follow up to Grey Engines (although not really a sequel, as it’s a century and a half later with no returning characters) has had the initial round of revisions. One large conversation I wanted to add split over a few places didn’t quite fit, so I’m going to have to look at it again and pare it down so it can fit without disturbing the pacing. Probably a few more rounds of revision for this one, but its only a novella so hopefully no more than a couple of months.
Dreams of the Dead – the novella adjunct to the Tales of the City-Thief series has the first draft done, but I’m not happy that some of the secondary characters have enough to do. So there’s some revisions required to get that working. Not sure what yet.
After those are done I want to look at the rest of the Tales of the City-Thief series, at least planning them out. I’ve a rough idea of what happens in the remaining stories (at the moment its probably another 7 short stories, although the structure allows room to fit in any ideas I come up with in the meantime.
I know the major beats of the story, but want to hash out the details. I may well write them all then if I’m in the flow, but I at least want to outline the main beats and the ending.
That could well take up the first half of next year (at least). Following that I want to get to work on Warlike, a standalone fantasy novel that will require a lot of outlining to get it working. I don’t want to say too much about why that is just yet, but it is a bit experimental for me (though not in a boring artsy way where you won’t have any idea what’s going on [I hope]).
These plans could of course change by the time I get to them (or next week).
Seasonal greetings, of whichever flavour, to whom it may concern.