Just as I published my previous manuscript I’ve already had another in the works. I wouldn’t be surprised if that one ends up being at least 200K words. For now I’m still trying to get into the swing of posting here on a regular basis.
Still, it’s a nice feeling that all that work has come to fruition with a novel for sale on amazon (I just checked to see if my novel is also available in the UK and Canada. Yes it is. 🙂
Now, about my teaser earlier in this blog. The next story will be a novelization of the Great Siege of Malta (and I’m not talking about World War II). This took place in the spring and summer of 1565 and is considered the last great land battle of the Crusades. The first part is already at my alpha reader and I expect her to hemorrhage all over it. At the same time it’s probably not as bad as I think. The more I write (and that includes fanfic) the better my vomit version (first draft) becomes. I wonder if it should be one monster novel. Right now I’m planning on a duology (and there’s a convenient break in the middle of the action so it would work).
Taking about fanfic, I just saw something on the local news (I only watch the local news because they really can’t swing to the extremes on either side) the VP mentioned about the creation of a new branch of the military. I’m mentioning this because my fanfic is sci-fi while my originals are historical (go figure!)
Thing is, I need to go back to Malta for one last thing (the things we do for research), but I also need to start thinking of the following story. That one is about a Bishop and Duke in central Italy. That means I’ll need to travel to Italy in the near future. Yeah, I know it’s a hard life, but someone has to do it!