I quick buffet of flying updates.
Tonight I (finally!) completed the first 12 chapters of the sequel to Hungry Gods, which will be entitled Deus Ex Machina. HG was my 2015 “rookie superhero infiltrates zombieville” novel. It was also a successful Kickstarter project. DXM is returning hero Spitball on a new James Bond-style mission with lots of spandex-inspired fun.
After 2.5 years, I’m finally almost ready to launch book 2. I actually started writing it at least a year ago, more like 1.5-2 years ago. But I lost interest and wanted to work on a bunch of shorter stuff, so that’s what I did. Now I’ve found renewed fun in it and am pushing forward. (And fighting the urge to set it aside once again to write far-flung space pirate adventures. Those might come after this, then…)
So now that I’ve hit this milestone (section one—first 12 chapters—completed, which is probably about 40% of the book), I’ll soon be launching another Kickstarter to help fund the editing and cover art. (Meanwhile, I’ll be floating the above to represent this book.)
I’ve also been working on my visual aids/organizations for my existing books/series/universes. Below is the Identity Crisis superhero universe thus far. (I actually have several more books for the IDCU in mind—as well as a zillion not in this vein—but I’m an active duty military member with a family so… it’ll take me a while to get them all written up. But hopefully not another 2-3 years between books!)
So this is meant to show the books in series, as well as show standalone stories that are also inside other books. For example, Medicine Man and Puppet Theatre exist as standalone stories, but you can get them inside Masks too. Is that obvious?
Also, Silk Spider is a standalone story and not part of the 2029 series (of which Invasion is currently the only book). Is that clear or do they seem to be lumped together?
Maybe if I get rid of the series headers (in red/pink) and just let the cover design and title description bit show they are in series? What do you think?
Feedback is appreciated!
Okay, it’s after 4am here right now so I need to get to bed! (On night shifts now, so my internal clock is all messed up. And if the language here sounds goofy, that’s why!) Good night!