Enjoying the three-day-weekend, to begin with. The first half of February will be rather fraught because academic competitions are starting, and I’m assisting with two, plus supervising testing for a third and starting to coach for a fourth.
The fourth Shikari book, Woman’s Work, is in cover design, so I will begin a final check-over and formatting this week, if all goes well.
I am 40K words into Shikari #5, still no title, and know where the book is going, mostly, although I’m sure it will not get there via a straight line. This is Kor, Micah De Groet, Tomás and Co. we’re talking about, plus a toddler and a six-year-old.
After that will be polishing and preparing Miners and Empire for publication, and sending the last Colplatschki book to be edited and cover art et cetera.
People have been asking for more Familiars stories. I’m at a bit of an impasse, because I have some ideas where things could go, but I’m not certain I have the background knowledge to go there, and I don’t want to turn this into a “Tay the Lemur God Saves the World” escalation.
There might be some short stories in the Shikari world. For one thing, Micah De Groet has been up to something that no one can talk about. And just what is his relationship with the university, anyway, that he spends so much time unsupervised?
I hope, once I can get ahead of the needed work in my new-to-me class, I can start writing more. Perhaps. Maybe.