Future Projects

At any moment, there’s usually a couple of books on the horizon. This page is where you’ll find information and updates about their progress. Please check back every few months to see what’s changed. If I remember to change it.


Why is everything taking so long? Where’s the next book already?

Books take a good long while to write (months, at least. Longer, with a dog “helping” me type) and even longer to edit and polish. For example, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) requires 1,667 words per day to hit the target. Doing that means about two hours a day once I get home from my actual job. At the end of NaNoWriMo, the 50,000 words in 30 days is done, but the house and yard are a complete mess. It’s not sustainable, especially if the story grows or changes or is complicated.

And I’ve yet to write one that isn’t.

Besides, regardless of how much a story costs in money terms, it still costs hours of your time to read. It should be worth your time. As such, the first draft can’t be published; it needs cutting back, tightening up, and smoothing.


Current Projects’ Statuses (Stati?):

You Don’t Know Jack: Main final edit was complete; now it’s not. During the writing of Dragonfall, it altered some parts of Jack (in minor ways), so once the first draft of Dragonfall is done, there will be a simultaneous co-edit of Jack and Dragonfall! Wheee!

Dragonfall: anticipated length was 100,000 words. Current length is 150,000 words. About three-quarters the way through the first draft. A few scenes, then the final fight to go.

2 responses to “Future Projects

  1. Linda K.

    Hey, Stephen!

    Looking forward to reading “Deicide, Vampire Confessions, and the Legacy of the Brethertons”. Good luck and happy writing!


    Linda K.
    (A recent fan from GA)

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