I’m happy to announce that Adrift, first Sequence in the Colony Series is in the hands of the beta reader.
Though there is plenty of work still to be done I anticipate a late March 2021 release.
I was pleasantly surprised but very happy with how this complex story launching the series came together.
Though I had a general idea of where it was going, for the first several weeks I had only one plot line and three characters to work with.
The story unfolded itself to me as I went along.
As with all my work I focused on the characters that make up this story.
Though the setting is sci-fi the characters face many of the challenges faced by humans throughout history.
I enjoyed getting to know my characters as I wrote the story.
- Who are they?
- What motivated them to be part of a deep space terra forming effort?
What kind of person sets out on a trip that isn’t just one-way but may not even succeed?
In this series I work with characters who are one step beyond passionate.
What some might call obsessed.
- How do they handle adversity?
- What do they consider when doing a cost benefits analysis?
- How do they live with the consequences of their actions?
I will be releasing additional information about the Colony Series in the near future.
I am on track to release Lessons From the Edge: An Author’s Guide to Metatron’s Army Spring 2021.
I am also working on new material for the Dragon Core Series.
I’ve missed working on this series but made good use of my time away from it as I solidified plot elements and dealt with changes in the character line up.
I anticipate the next Dragon Core story to be available Late Summer/Early Autumn 2021.