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Lock-Down Day 116

It is day 116 of Lock-Down and while the weather in London is not sure what it wants to do, lots has been happening on my end. Productivity is high, and hopefully will remain so for the foreseeable future, and we are still targeting the launch of 4 new titles in 2020.


These are the titles of the up-coming releases: Murder on Valtameri, An Earth Saga Story. This will be a standalone novel that will be a bit of an homage to Poirot. This is the next project to be released.



After that, we have The Battle for Jupiter, Earth Saga 7. As the 7th of 9 books in the Earth Saga series, this puppy is a long time overdue, and will require extensive edits, but will be released before the year is out.



The third title, also completed, is A War Beneath the Clouds, An Earth Saga Story. Also, a standalone, and representing the more ‘war-like’ gritty aspects of the Earth Saga Universe.



The final project that is slated for a late 2020 release is the Untitled Project XIII. This will also be a standalone novel, but we will see some familiar characters from Standish and the 4th Earth Saga novel featuring heavily in this story. All I can say that it will be rather ‘current’ in its vibe. Too soon to write a book about a virus ravaging a planet?



On the output front, things have really gone up a gear. On the days when I am just writing, normally Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, I am getting 4,000 words done, and 2k done on Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday reserved as a day for editing. This is slightly altered at the moment, with heavy edits happening with Standish, thanks to some professional help, but I was thrilled to bang out 8,000 words on one day a week ago. That is a bit much for me to do on a regular basis, but it is nice to know I can do it.


Luckily, I have had an excuse to get out of the flat a bit more lately. I am fortunate to have a bicycle and getting into town on occasion is helping my sanity.



Looking forward, I cannot see any real changes personally until next Spring. This virus thing is not going away, and I am erring on the side of caution. New reports from Italy suggest long term effects from this thing. Best to be sensible.


Anyway, hopefully I will keep the work going at a steady rate, and keep my readers engaged.


Until next time.

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