Hey folks. Yes, it looks like I’m back. I’m going to keep it short, though. I’m still plugging away at Crazy Larry. What I had planned to write as a novella of maybe 18 to 20k words, is quickly approaching the length of a short novel of around 40 to 45k. I’m not certain, but I think I’ll probably put it together with The Road to Rejas (aka R2R), and bind them together as another novel in the Half Past Midnight universe. The two of them combined would actually be large enough to even do a print version.
I think that’s probably a good idea anyway, since I contacted Amazon last week to see about getting them to set up a couple of series pages for me… one for the Amber Payne series, and one for the Half Past Midnight series. When they asked me for the names of the titles in each of the series, they had no problem with the Payne titles. But when I mentioned The Road to Rejas, they informed me that they were unable to list novellas as part of a series. So if I combine R2R and Crazy Larry into a single volume and call it something like “Doomsday Tales” or some such, then I should be able to get them all together under a series page, after all. And later, when I finally get around to writing the short story, “Silent Night“, that’s been rattling around in my brain, I can add it to the same volume. In fact, it would likely make a great loss leader for the mailing list. Things to think about for the future.
Speaking of the future, I can’t seem to shake the ideas for the Sekrit Projekt. I talked to the IP owner about a couple of ideas, and got a tentative green light. That green light opened up some other ideas, and I think I have firm paths for at least half a dozen books in the series. I hate when I see shiny new ideas on the horizon, while I still have work to do in the queue.
On a final note, I recently found a some comments that got caught in the spam filter. I’ve approved them now, but figured I would address them here…
One was from “Vikki”, who was extremely complimentary, and said “This is one of my all time favorites! Keep reading it over and over…”. So thanks Vikki. I really appreciate the kind words. Unfortunately, your comment was attached to the Newsletter Signup, so I’m not sure which book you mean. Regardless, I REALLY like hearing from people who’ve read my work, and enjoyed it. Thank you.
Two more were referencing Pangaea Exiles. One of them also was attached to the Newsletter Signup page, and the other was attached to last December’s WW120 post. Both comments wanted to know when the next Pangaea book was coming out. Unfortunately, I don’t have anything definite to tell you guys about that. The reality of trying to make it as a writer is that you have to write where the money is, and as much fun as I had with Pangaea, I have to concentrate my time on those projects that have the best chance of helping me pay the bills. I’m not saying I won’t come back to it, because I’m sure I probably will. I just don’t know when. And it’s honestly going to be a lower priority than some of my other series. I’m sure that’s not what you were hoping to hear, but I have to be honest with you.
So that’s it. Time to get back to work. Stay safe, and I’ll talk to you again soon.