Works in ProgressWorks in Progress

I have been absolutely abysmal about keeping this up to date; it ought to be updated at least monthly, and I'm averaging roughly once every two years.

I'm going to try a new approach and see if it works better. I'm going to keep this file at hand and make a new entry every time I make significant progress on anything. Let's see how long this lasts.

First, though, let me point out that for more than thirty years, while I might be working on multiple projects at once, there was almost always one that had top priority. Most of the time there was at least one under contract, and often more than one. Alas, this hasn't been the case for the past few years. With no contracts, no regular publisher, and no serials running, I've been free to work on whatever I like, and I've been hopping from project to project rather than focusing on just one or two novels. I keep hoping one will catch fire and grab all my attention, but it hasn't happened lately.

So, here's what I've worked on so far since July 1, 2015, with the most recent at the top, and getting older as you go down:

  • Stone Unturned: The next Ethshar novel. I'm seventy-eight pages in.

  • Bravo Foxtrot: This actually is under contract, the only thing that is right now; it's also way behind schedule. I can't tell you much about it because I signed a non-disclosure agreement. It's a game tie-in, a novel that should run 400+ pages. I have a little over 110 pages written right now.

  • Tom Derringer in the Tunnels of Terror: The sequel to Tom Derringer and the Aluminum Airship. I'm sorry to say I'm only about twenty pages in (of maybe 250). It involves the lizard-men tunnels under Los Angeles, the heirs of Emperor Norton, and other fun stuff.

  • Three Days Late for the Hanging: This popped into my head awhile back, demanding to be written. I'm fifteen pages in, and think it's going to be a novelet, maybe a novella, rather than a novel. It's a supernatural Western about a deal with Death (not the Devil, just Death) that's gone slightly wrong and needs to be fixed.

  • The Multidimensional Adventures of Victoria Jane Nesbitt: I have no idea whether this is going to be a novel, a never-ending serial, or what, but it ate my brain for awhile. I only have three pages of actual text, but lots and lots of notes and outlines. It's about a fourth-grade teacher who happens to have the Chosen One of an alternate universe in her class.

  • "The Dance Lesson": A short fantasy story about a court wizard and a prince's dancing teacher. I'm on page 4 of an estimated 20-25.

I have literally dozens of other projects that could be considered works in progress; see my future projects page for information about several of them. This list is everything I've actually worked on since July 1, 2015, though.

Incidentally, I welcome feedback on which of these you'd like to see finished; feel free to e-mail me with your preferences.


Let me quickly summarize what happened to the stuff I'd listed on this page previously:

For anything not listed above, see my future projects page.


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