I’m currently writing a military sci-fi novel. That wasn’t what I planned for the month of December 2018. I envisioned working on the second book in my urban fantasy series Drawn, which is under contract with Falstaff Books. However, Falstaff has fallen behind in their publishing queue. The owner has told me he doesn’t know when book 1 will be released, but probably not before early Spring 2019. This turn of events doesn’t upset me, much. I know publishing is a tough business and the folks at Falstaff are working hard all the time.
However, this downturn took the pressure off of me to complete Drawn 2, and freed me up to pursue another project. Following up on a contact I made at JordanCon last year, I decided to see if another publisher might be interested in my work. Although I’m not under contract, and they can still say no, they gave me the go ahead to write my current WIP, and I’m having a great time doing so. Hopefully they like it (read: buy it), and I’ll reveal all the details.
— david j.