Just a couple of quick updates. I’ve been working on a number of different stories these last couple weeks, all of which are in various stages of development. My main focus has been on my next Patreon piece, a military scifi story called Line of Fire, which is set in the same universe as Hunter’s Moon and follows a desperate captain as he pursues an enemy warship through a stellar nursery. It explores some of the background of the Rigelian War, mentioned briefly in Hunter’s Moon, and will hopefully provide a little more depth to the Rigelians themselves. I plan to return to this universe again, possibly in novel form.
I’ve also been mulling over some ideas for a space opera short story I’d like to submit to an anthology later this summer, so I plan to start working on that in early June. Nothing concrete just yet, but I’m thinking it’ll involve space pirates, some hostile aliens, and maybe an ancient megastructure. We’ll see how that shapes up as I get further along in the brainstorming process. I’ve also been thinking a lot about novels, and it’s been some time since I’ve written a longer piece of fiction. I’m hoping to start something later this year, and with any luck, I’ll have a draft by early 2020.
One of the hallmarks of Indie writers is long series with multiple books coming out each year, and that’s definitely one of my long-term goals, but I need to build up the momentum and develop my writing habit to the point where that’s sustainable. That’s one of the many reasons I’m focusing on short stories at the moment. Nothing gives me a creative boost like finishing a story and getting pumped about the next one. I have lots of ideas and not enough time to write them all, so the quicker I can finish things and move on, the more I’ll be able to get out there.
Anyway, that’s all for now. The next installment of Hunter’s Moon will be up tomorrow morning at the usual time. Thanks for hanging in there!