MM3 is with the editor now, a little bit of a delay there, but it’s in the wringer.
Had a cover for the book:
But discovered that Mark Tufo had already used the same image for his Riley story
That’s the risk with using stock imagery. So, I’ve contacted another artist and he’s working on a new original cover. Hopefully it’ll be ready in the next few weeks, and we’re still on course for a “around Christmas” release.
Book 2 of 131 Days:Ten is in the wings, and awaiting a second draft before it goes to the editor.
Working on book 2 of an unnamed He-Dog novel, where he and Chop find work with a group of mercenary treasure hunters.
Then it’s the next project, which I’m mulling about. They’re all good stories (well, I think so anyway) but I’m just not sure where to start. This is what I’m choosing from:
Book 3 of 131 Days.
Book 2 of The Troll Hunter
New horror story (involves angels and demons/minions)
MM4 (Got some new research info handed to me, so I’m actually kinda favouring this one, which will have the return of Gus.)
Werewolf story (might be novella sized)
Bear extended edition (the ninja who gets captured by a bunch of aliens). The main issue most folks had with the novella was that it was too short, and not enough background info on Kazaka. This one’s been sitting around in my head for a while now, and I have a story there, which will mostly take place at the beginning of the novella… perhaps another 5-15K of material. The problem is…. there’s no real addition to the second part, where he gets abducted, and it’s been suggested that the sooner Kazaka gets on the alien ship the better. So… I vacillate on this one.
Vampire story. Nothing new here, but I have the character in my head… and the guy won’t go away. I think this one is probably the most furthest from being done, but (shrugs) who knows. If I get the urge to write about vampires, it’ll be a fresh new document pretty soon.
And that’s that. I have a few short stories in mind, but because of the weak showing of Cauldron Gristle, I’m hesitant to even bother. I think these will be “in-between” stories, and if I get enough of them, I’ll pack them up and put them out there.
So, if you have any idea on what you’d like to see next after He-Dog 2 (first draft should be done by Christmas, I hope), let me know.
I’ll go with demand…