Usually, I don’t start a book until I’ve finished a manuscript for the preceding book. Apparently, Blood Soaked 5 is going to work in a different way. I found myself in my favorite coffee shop writing serious notes on the plot for #5, and it even has a title: Blood Soaked and Unleashed.
I really hadn’t planned on a fifth in the series. Then again, I hadn’t planned on Blood Soaked and Denied (#4) either. I know that I could wrap stuff up in 4, in such a way as to conclude the zombie storyline. That could be enough.
Number 5 would be almost straight sci-fi, but dark. Based on the notes I’ve made, I’ll be hard-pressed to stay in a good mood while writing it.
I’m going to bet, if you’ve read Blood Soaked and Contagious, and Blood Soaked and Invaded, you might have a clue (based on the title) of what Blood Soaked and Unleashed might be.
Since I’m updating on my progress, we still don’t have a confirmed release date for Blood Soaked and Gone (#3). My wife, superb graphic designer, is still working on the cover art. Let me tell you, she’s particular, and that makes her the amazing creative that she is.
I find myself looking forward to the editing process for #3. I know there are continuity errors, and I’d like to fix them.
I hope everyone is well on the first Monday of June 2014. Cheers.
I’ve been lax so far. I apologize. There’s a lot going on on various fronts that I’d like to share.
Blood Soaked and Gone, the third book in my zombie series, is tentatively scheduled for release later this year.
Blood Soaked and Contagious will be available in German, in Germany, probably in the 3rd quarter of this year.
I am shopping the manuscript for Manleigh Cheese. If I don’t get positive responses from agents, I’ll self publish it. I’m in a much better position, as far as experience goes, to make that work. I’ve also started a little work on the sequel.
That being said, one of the things I ran into with Manleigh Cheese is that I’ve got a rich group of characters and situations to work with. Part of what I’m envisioning, as far as sequels go, is something like Terry Pratchett’s Discworld: many plot lines occurring in the same universe, with the same magical rules.
Manleigh Cheese rides the line of urban fantasy/comedy, and another story I’m working on (set in that universe) is more suspenseful than funny.
I’m also working on expanding and re-releasing Super Love: Kaiju, one of my earlier efforts, as part of a three-story volume. It will probably be called Super Love: Combo, and include “Kaiju,” “Her,” and “Stag.” (Yes, you haven’t read those two yet.)
Again, Super Love: Combo is going to be the first in a series of similar volumes. I just started on the first story for the next set, “Clinical.”
So, yes, there’s a good bit going on over here. Please keep spreading the good word about me, because it really does impact my success in a palpable way. Thank you for your support!