Much as I enjoy having that gorgeous image of Jade and Halfax as the first thing that greets you on this page, it has been a while since I last provided you good folks with an update on my various projects. Here’s what’s been going on.
For those of us in the States, Thanksgiving weekend just passed, so I have been a bit busy with visiting family, eating vast quantities of delicious food, and decorating my house for Christmas. This translates into very little writing, I’m afraid. I’m not sure why, but this Sci Fi sequel is taking me forever to get it out of my head. (Lousy real world, always taking time away from my daydreams.) I would say that I’m two action scenes, a climax, and a resolution away from plot completion, so I’m very close. My artist should be contacting me soon to work out the details of the new cover for Bypass Gemini, as well as the cover for this new Sci Fi book. The naming poll for the sequel is still up, and largely ignored, in my forum here. You’ve probably got a week or two more to influence my decision, or offer alternatives, so feel free to weigh in.
I’ve also been keeping tabs on the search terms that have been hitting this site. It seems there are a few people out there looking to read The Great Convergence online for free, or offline for free, or in any other way for free. I’m glad I piqued your interest enough to inspire you to seek out the next chapter in the series. If you like, you can always read the first half of Book 2 (or any other book I’ve written) for free on Smashwords.com. I don’t have any plans to make Books 2 and 3 free any time soon, though I have been known to toss a coupon code out every now and then, so there is always hope, I suppose. There is also the chance that you can find someone out there with a torrent – another word that has been showing up in searches to the site. I understand that there is someone out there who created a torrent for the first book, which is extremely confusing, since it doesn’t cost anything and has no DRM, so you could just get it legitimately for the same price and less hassle, but to each their own, I guess.
I’ve been getting some really great fan mail recently. (It is only recently that I’ve been able to begin using the term fan mail, rather than “emails about my books.” The concept of having fans strange and frightening.) I’ve gotten some great pictures of landscapes and other inspirational sights, and many very kind words of encouragement and support. Thanks to everybody who has dropped me a line, though I’ve already thanked you personally with a reply, and for anyone else with questions or comments, you can either comment below, or visit my Contact page for more direct methods of communicating.
Until then, back to work, I suppose. Thanks for reading.