I have been sadly neglecting both the promotion of my older books, and the creation of new ones. Being a publisher is demanding, and one of the things I now have to do is figure out how to more successfully budget my time. I can’t let the writing suffer too much, or I might wither and blow away…and that would be bad…I’m sure of it.
I have several projects in various stages of completion. I know I owe a new installment for The DeChance Chronicles, and I have two good possibilities. One is that I write “Nevermore” – the continuation of Kali’s Tale, where Donovan tells the tale of how / why Edgar Allen Poe wrote The Raven … Another is that I have Donovan, also in storyteller mode, explain to a group of children who hate The Scarlet Letter – that there is a great deal more to the story, and while Hawthorne gave a brief, boring outline, he wasn’t much of a storyteller… That would be titled The Scarlet Rose.
I am about 2/3 of the way through novelizing KILLER GREEN – the screenplay. That book will need a serious rewrite when it’s done to flesh out characters. It’s fast, fun, and I hope to finish it soon. I also have the novel (or novella, possibly) Tattered Remnants – a very complex pyschological thriller involving book binding and serial murder – which is partially completed, as well as a novella for The Tales of the Scattered Earth.
Then there is my apocalyptic end-of-the-world zombie book – “Run, if You Want to Live,” involving ultra-marathon running and a zombie menace.
I have – in other words – no lack of ideas. It’s time…time is killing me. I must defeat it.
I’d also like to hear from any of you with an opinion on what should be next.
On other notes – American Pies is available now in eBook formats – print soon – and My Soul to Keep, Ancient Eyes, and Maelstrom are recently out in unabridged audio from Audible.com. Upcoming there is Kali’s Tale – book IV of the DeChance Chronicles.
– Off to put words in their proper order….