I think I’m at a point in the manuscript where I can definitively say that I like it enough to keep working on it. Things are just under 10k words at the moment, but the tone is pretty clear, and plot forks are already developing.
The title is “Blood Soaked and Denied.”
I don’t know if my publisher will pick this one up or not, but they do have a 180 day exclusive consideration period. That basically means that I can’t shop it until 180 days after the manuscript is finished, and Permuted decides they don’t want it.
It wouldn’t be me if I didn’t give you some kind of teaser from the work in progress, so here it is.
Matthew, my son, will fall asleep in his mother’s arms. He’ll get a rest from having a brain the size of a planet, and a body that has trouble crawling. At least he doesn’t sprout pseudopods and sucker-walk his way up walls. That’s his daddy’s job.