As we discussed previously, The Dungeon is finished. It actually ended at just over 95,000 words, after editing and proof-reading, and I’m now in that great limbo space called “seeking representation.” (Any agents out there, <knock, knock>).
I’ve got about a hundred fifty query letters out, and I’ve had a bite or two so far, but no contract yet. Fingers crossed. I’d love to get this one through agency, but if it doesn’t happen, I’ll bring the book to you through Amazon like the previous book. (Brightness is doing very well, by the way, so if you haven’t read it, go ahead, pick it up. It’s free to borrow if you have Kindle Unlimited.)
So while we wait for agency, I keep writing. I’m splitting my efforts between three projects at the moment: something along the lines of a sequel to The Dungeon, a full edit of a modern-era science fiction romance, and a high-octane Young Adult series. The YA books (think demons + superheroes + aliens) is what has my blood singing right now, so that’s where a good majority of my attention is going. Writing is subjective, even to the writer; sometimes something just demands that you work on it RIGHT NOW.
There are quite a few other projects I’ve either outlined, or at least jotted down enough notes to keep the ideas fresh in my head. Some of them even have a decent start to them. So don’t worry that I’m going away anytime soon. Even if all I did was work on the books I’ve already begun, that’s at least ten more novels over the next couple of years.
The Dungeon is coming early next year. I think the first book in the YA series will be next, followed by the science fiction romance, then we’ll get sequels out for everything. Yeah, I like the sound of that plan.
Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving, and wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.