This is an update on my current writing projects.
I am ready to pull the trigger on final edits to Angel in my Heart. This is the third of three upcoming titles which I will publish from June 2019 onwards. The other titles are:
- Dragon Shard
- The Turning Stone
Angel in my Heart has proved the most difficult of the three; I’m shifting a dream sequence from the end of the story back to where it belongs: the start. In addition I’m wrestling with how much world-building detail should be given a way. I’m a great fan of giving the reader something to speculate on – in the manner of PH Newby’s first chapter in The Spirit of Jem; I’m also conscious that the reveal of detail can be a big let down. The reader’s imagination is often greater than the author’s. That’s cool by me – the writer frames the world and the reader populates it.
The Turning Stone will be out first; Dragon Shard will probably be next with Angel in my Heart last. I will put them on Kindle as well as on Print on Demand.
Other works in progress:
- Dryads – Pastoral fantasy set in the world of the Northland Steppes and the Khaif – in first draft
- Men for the Stars – a take on our near future including stopovers at the Mexican Wall plus peacekeeping around newly independent state in South-East England: Londany!!
- Artefact – a Sci-Fi Detective (one in the eye for Raymond Chandler!)
That’s enough for now.