Saturday, 6 September 2014

New projects...

Autumn is one of my favourite times of year.  It makes me think of new school shoes and new projects.  And now that the children are back at school, it’s time for me to get down to some serious writing (yay!).

I’ve got a lot on my To-Do list right now, and I need to prioritise, but here are some of the things I’m most excited about getting into over the next few months.

First, the second book in the STARGATE SG-1 Apocalypse trilogy.  Laura and I are thrilled by the response we’ve had to Hostile Ground and we’re starting to get the sequel into shape already.  There are some big surprises ahead for our team in book two and I can’t wait to get into the story.  Really, book one was just the set up.

Second, I’m talking to MGM about novelizing the video game STARGATE SG-1: Unleashed, for which I wrote the first three scripts.  Sadly, the third episode never got made, but if all goes well I’ll be able to include it in a novel that will tell the whole Unleashed story.  There’s so much I would have loved to include in the scripts that wasn't possible because of the constraints of the game, so I’m really looking forward to revisiting the story.  Watch this space for more information once everything is official.

Third, but by no means least, I’m waiting for edits from my new publishers – Choc Lit – on my first original historical romance.  I self-published it a couple years back, as ‘Beyond the Far Horizon’ (that title will change), and it got some nice reviews on Amazon.  But I’m sure that, with Choc Lit’s brand behind it, it will reach a far wider audience.  I’m eagerly awaiting the editor’s notes at the moment.  I know some authors hate it, but I love edits and editing – after the hard slog of writing, it feels like a treat to sit down and tweak your words until you’re happy.  I don’t have a publication schedule yet, but I’m hoping the book will be out early in the new year, if not before.

Oh, and I still haven't mentioned the short story collection coming out this autumn from Stargate Novels.  I’ve got a story in that, called Off-balance, which I loved writing and which, I hope, will serve as a kind of prequel to another Stargate novel that I hope to have time to write somewhere in, oh, 2016?  All I can say about my story at this point is, think Clone!Jack about ten years after Fragile Balance.  Now, just visualise that for a moment...  Yeah.  That’s what I thought! :D

Plus, there may be a little Stargate Christmas treat on the way – subject to how fast I can write and how fast MGM can approve it!  More on that when it’s in the bag.

In the meantime, I’ve got some writing to do!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you're going to have a very busy few months - and lots of fun too! How I'd love to give up my day job and write full time. I would, if the job paid better. Job? It would be pure fun all the way!
    Very much looking forward to the next instalment of your Apocolypse series. I hope it's as exciting as the first book.
    I will also be looking out for the collection of short stories. I love some of the authors - esp yourself and Suzanne Wood. I do wish Suzanne would write another book as well.
    Ah well, happy and productive writing! I'm already rubbing my greedy little hands together in anticipation.


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