for the first time in almost a year, I feel like I can fill one of these sparce updates with some actual content. Even though there are no definite announcements in terms of titles, covers or release dates in this post, right now all my active projects are in the hands of either editors, or feedback readers so I feel confident in saying:
Shit is happening yo!
Before I go into more detail, please note: Everything I am about to tell you is subject to change. As the runup to, and then the actual release of The Foreign Effect showed me, there is no such thing as a flawless book release.
Enough beating around the bush though, what is happening?
First of all, a short story set in the universe of The Foreign Effect will be released as an eBook later this year. If you liked The Foreign Effect, you probably want to pick it up. That is all I am saying about this one.
On my side of things this short story release is also a test run for this whole ebook thingy because *drumroll*
The Foreign Effect will also see its eBook release, later this year. And it is not only going to be an eBook, it is also going to be a remastered version of The Foreign Effect, with all kinds of iterations and changes that have bothered me for some while now. So if you want to pick up the “original” version, do so here. I can only guarantee the availability of the original version until end of May though. As I said, I am planning to move away from Lulu and I am not sure how fast they will put the book out of commission, once I start doing so.
If eBooks are not your thing, don’t worry, there will also be a physical release later this year, combining the short story and the remastered version of The Foreign Effect into one neat paperback.
That is the primary goal for the end of this year, to have switched over to Amazon completely and have both short story and novella available in print as well as digitally. I am rather certain that this is doable as well.
A little less certain is the eventual release of something new. Let us give it the code name “TSE” - as in “The Sophomore Effort” , my new novel/novella.
I recently finished the first draft, which in my experience is the hardest part of the writing process, as you have to put all your naging doubts and uncertainties about a project aside long enough to write something into existence.
In a perfect world, I will get TSE ready for release sometime by the end of the year, but it is hard to say how many iterations it’ll need until I feel comfortable enough to do so.
So for now we can just say: Something is coming and said something is no longer just an “idea” or “creative writing excerpt” but an actual draft.
As usual I also dabble occasionally in all kinds of writing projects that are however not in a state that I feel comfortable of sharing. I am exploring ideas, that’s all.
Next time I am writing an update, it’ll hopefully include some sort of concrete information.
See you around!