It has been a while since I posted – quite a while – and, yes, there is a reason for that. First, the audiobook for Complicated: The Interstellar Life and Times of Saoirse Kenneally is now available from Audible. Went live yesterday. The narration by Cassandra Parker is terrific!
So, there has been a stretch where I have been involved with launching Saoirse on her adventures, trying to finish up a new novel for the fall (title soon!), and beginning the draft on a new adventure for Leif from Starman’s Saga. I’ve never written a sequel or a series before. Clearly, everything in a second book has to match, or be compatible, with corresponding points in the previous book. What has made this an interesting journey are the differences between the world I built for Saoirse and the one Leif inhabits. The treatment of AI and the possibility of implanted chips, for two quick examples, are very different. That leaves me feeling like I need to physically wrench my mind out of one universe in order to work the other. And in the middle of this, I have the other story, which is set in a non-technological universe. It’s been interesting and it certainly has kept me away from posting.
More updates on theses projects soon, I hope. There will be the title for the next story. And I am expecting Leif to set sail again in mid-2022, although I’m hesitant to be to specific this early.