At 10pm on the nose last night, the first draft of my G.I. Joe Kindle Worlds' novel "The Most Dangerous Man In The World" was completed. =Whew!=
The book has been a long time a-gestatin', and even though I have a re-write and polish yet to go, it's now in the close-to-being-done stage.
After I do a quick spelling & grammar check on it, it will lay fallow for a few weeks. During that time I will get "The Rustlers Of Rimrock" ready for release.
"Poor Banished Children Of Eve", my World War Two-era "Lord Of The Flies" with Catholic school girls story, has been ready to go for some time. As soon as "The Rustlers Of Rimrock" is ready to go online, then "Poor Banished Children Of Eve" will go up and I'll start the polish on "The Most Dangerous Man In The World".
That book will go up next, followed by "The Rustlers Of Rimrock".
What have I got on deck past that?
Quite a lot, actually.
The next book is going to be a big massive multi-character farce based on a real life incident. I want to do some "Serenity" stories (my "Serenity", not Joss Whedon's). I've got three novels in stall-mode that can be restarted, some older books that may be printable after another re-write, then six or eight new novels waiting their turn in the hopper.
And that's not counting the various short stories I currently have in circulation, or a couple of side projects I'm involved with.
"The Most Dangerous Man In The World" took so long to write because I've been out of the Joe-universe for quite some time; I had to research all the characters and vehicles to make sure I got them correctly.
If I'm asking Joe fans to buy my book, the least I can do is to make it as consistent as possible.
Right now, I have to go clean a comforter our cat barfed on.
Ah, me, the thrill a minute life of the literary set...