What’s happening next? A novel, or a series. It’s decision time.

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Now that Where’s Lizzie? has been put to bed and all I have to do is count down to the release date, the question of what to do next rears its ugly head.

Some things are non-negotiable, like the two blog posts I produce each week. And the Steampunk series I’m currently writing for Medium. I’m managing to keep about four weeks ahead of publication with that, but I have no idea when it will come to an end. I’m on Chapter 15 so far and the story is just getting started, I have a feeling it may run for some time.

I’m also publishing a weekly sci-fi series on Medium. This is very nearly finished, all the parts are written, but I do have some ideas for a possible season two.

I also write various pieces on Medium in response to prompts, maybe three or four a week, depending on how inspired I get. I like to do them, they keep my brain active and stretched. I’ve found some new and interesting characters that way.

Including one who could be worth developing into a series of their own.


So, what to do next?

In terms of novels, I have two part-finished stories that I’m currently more interested in completing than any of the others. They are the next Andorra Pett adventure and a Sci-fi thriller called My Sister Alex.

I’ve (rather foolishly) promised the Andorra Pett fans that I will have her next story available to buy before Christmas. That means the first draft has to be finished by the end of August to be in with a chance of publication by the end of November. I have about 60,000 words to produce to get to that stage. Which is roughly a month of solid work.

I will also need a story to use as my NaNoWriMo project this year. My Sister Alex fits nicely there. If I can write 50,000 words on that in November, I will be very happy.

When the Kalyn Deere series finishes, I can either carry on with more of her adventures or start a series with a new character, Captain Starlight, Housewife and Superhero.

More about her next week.

Either series would be a running commitment. I would have to write at least four stories before pitching it and then keep producing a story a week, for twenty or more weeks.

If I can get the ideas, it’s all just about doable.

Whatever I end up writing, it should keep me out of mischief until the end of the year.



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2 Responses

    • Richard Dee

      Thanks, I’ve found the atmosphere on Medium to be a breeding ground for new things. We’ll have to see which of them develop.

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