Wow. It’s been a while since I posted here. I really should get better about keeping this blog updated. Sorry about that, folks.
Okay, so I know many of you are wondering when the next Bachiyr novel will be ready. How do I know this? Your search terms show up on my blog stats. So I figure I owe you guys an explanation of why it is not available yet. Here goes:
A few months ago, I was contacted by someone who was looking for a ghostwriter to work on a project he planned to bring to the market. It was an interesting project, and his offer was too tempting to pass up. (I make enough from book sales to keep the lights on, but that’s about it, so when someone offers me four figures to work on their project, well, I have bills to pay, y’know?) In the old days, I’d probably have turned it down in favor of working on my own projects, but with Cole around it’s hard to justify something like that. I don’t mind being a starving artist, but Cole deserves better.
This project had a deadline, and so it required me to focus all my attention on it for about three months, leaving me no time to work on my own projects. That is the status of 79 A.D. as of this moment: incomplete.
The ghostwriting project is now finished, aside from a copy edit, and I have resumed work on 79 A.D., which finds Theron in Pompeii just prior to the eruption of Vesuvius. My initial intent was to release 79 A.D. this month, but I have had to scrap that date due to the time I put in on the ghostwriting project. So now I make you this promise: 79 A.D. will be released before Christmas, along with The Gallows Tree (finally!) and another collection of short stories.
Thank you all for being so patient and bearing with me.