Whether it’s because I’m easily sidetracked or because half of my ideas wouldn’t get along with the other half if I tried to stick them all in the same story, I’ve always got several projects going at once. Here are the details on the ones that are keeping me the busiest!
The Seven (fantasy novel)
When the Rehk begin to break into the world again, seven people band together to fight back against the most terrible threat any of them have ever faced in the hope that they can banish the monsters once again.
This one started out as my project for NaNoWriMo ’15. I am currently working on the second draft, which involves some serious renovations on characters, structure, and pretty much everything else. It’s also where I’m currently spending most of my writing time.
The Tanner and Miranda Stories (sci-fi/adventure short stories)
Out on Earth’s first colony, things can get a little hairy. For mercenary siblings Tanner and Miranda Griff, that just means they’ve got a nearly constant stream of work. The hard part is making sure they don’t get themselves into more trouble than they can handle.
Miranda and Tanner first showed up when I wrote Under Whiskey Hill, and I had no plans to expand on their world. But they were a lot of fun to write, and they definitely had more stories to tell. Basically, one thing led to another, and these two are going to be getting into all sorts of trouble.
Besides the ones mentioned above, I’ve also got a couple of projects that are less actively taking up my time, but are still knocking around in my head often enough to merit a mention.
Runner (fantasy novel)
Waking up with none of your memories and a complete stranger telling you that you’re a werewolf is bad enough. Realizing that you’ll have to choose between finding your old life and helping your new friends survive just makes things even more complicated.
I’ve been playing with this concept in one form or another since mid-2010, which apparently is long enough for me to get to know my characters but not long enough to figure out the finer details of the plot. I return to it every couple of months or so to play around with it and tease it towards a more cohesive state.
Aralez (sci-fi novel)
The galaxy shrank when we built Aralez, the first of the arc-stations. We could finally traverse the Milky Way in less than a lifetime. It was humanity’s greatest achievement, the application of our most advanced technology. But that was long ago, and what was once the hub for settlement and exploration is a quiet backwater. We have no idea why the pirates found it interesting enough to attack and board the station.
I’m still in the process for worldbuilding here. I wrote part of a rough first draft for this one during NaNo ’16, but it’s mostly in a conceptual stage at the moment.