I am currently working on a new science fiction series, unrelated to the Pact Arcanum Saga, with the series title, The Interscission Project. The plot of this new series will be set about 160 years in the future, and incorporates elements of romance (gay and straight), starships, time travel, wormholes, and corporate intrigue. At the current time, this series is anticipated to encompass four complete novels, Zenith, Azimuth, Insurrection, and Ascension, each on the order of about 50,000-75,000 words (200-300 pages) each. The books will be published separately, as they are completed. Zenith (Book One) was published in March 2014. Azimuth (Book Two) was published July 2015. I have set a target publication date of August 2016 for Insurrection (Book Three). Ascension (Book Four) will probably be out in 2017. I will publish updates and significant milestones on this page and my new Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/interscission), as they occur.
February 2, 2014: Approximately 39,500 words completed, about a third of the way through Act II of IV. This is also approximately one third of the expected total length of the book.
February 3, 2014: Flying along. Up to 44,500 words now, and definitely reached the Act II halfway mark.
February 8, 2014: Up to 52,800 words, and well into the second half of Act II (of IV).
February 9, 2014: Book One up to 56,400 words of a target length of 65,000.
February 10, 2014: Up to 61,000 words. Might have to revise target length upward. Overall, I wrote 11,500 words (46 pages) this weekend. If I can sustain the pace, I ought to be done with the first draft within another week.
February 13, 2014: First draft of Book One completed, at 72,000 words! Now under review by beta readers before being submitted to my editor.
February 16, 2014: Cover art for Zenith (Book One) posted.
February 17, 2014: Started writing Azimuth (Book Two). 1046 words completed tonight.
February 21, 2014: Azimuth up to 3600 words, while Zenith undergoing first round edits.
February 22, 2014: Azimuth up to 5400 words.
February 27, 2014: Azimuth up to 9700 words. First round edits of Zenith expected back from my editor by next week.
March 4, 2014: Azimuth up to 10,500 words.
March 5, 2014: Azimuth up to 12,100 words, and got the editor’s notes back on Zenith. Still on target for a May release date.
March 10, 2014: Azimuth up to 13,150 words.
March 11 2014: Zenith (Interscission Project: Book One) published!
March 14,2014: Nadir (Interscission Project: Book Zero) published, a free introductory short story incorporating approximately 7,900 words of future-past originally scripted for Azimuth. Azimuth word count revised to approximately 5,000 words (7% complete).
April 20, 2014: I have expanded the rest of the storyline into two additional novels, replacing Azimuth. The two new volumes will be called Declination and Ascension.
April 27, 2014: Back in the saddle, working on Declination (Interscission 2). WIP up to 7358 words.
May 11, 2014: WIP up to 8031 words.
July 26,2014: Nadir (Interscission Zero, 7917 words) taken out of print due to spoilers. Text may be rereleased at a later date, or incorporated into Declination (Interscission 2). WIP continues. Now up to 21,264 words.
December 29, 2014: Declination (Interscission 2) release pushed back to July 2015. After a long hiatus, WIP continues. Now up to 26,500 words.
January 17, 2015: Declination (Interscission Project 2) WIP up to 28,742 words.
January 30,2015: Book 2 WIP up to 41,100 words. Target length extended to 100,000 words.
February 10, 2015: Book 2 WIP up to 64K words.
February 21, 2015: Book 2 WIP up to 65K words. Working title restored to Azimuth.
March 25, 2015: Azimuth (Book 2) first draft completed.
May 14, 2015: Azimuth final draft sent for final proofreading. Target release date:
July 1, 2015 May 27, 2015: Insurrection (Book 3) up to approx. 7500 words.
July 1, 2015: Azimuth published.
November 5, 2015: Azimuth receives Honorable Mention in 2015 Rainbow Awards (http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4627076.html)
November 7, 2015: Insurrection (Book 3) up to approx. 23,000 words.
January 24, 2016: Zenith awarded 2nd place for Best SciFi novel in 2015 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards (http://www.paranormalromanceguild.com/prgawards2015.htm).
March 28, 2016: Started working on Insurrection again after long hiatus. WIP up to 26,800 words.
March 31, 2016: Insurrection WIP up to 28,700 words.
April 1, 2016: Zenith Audiobook published to Amazon and Audible. Azimuth Audiobook in progress.
April 19, 2016: Insurrection WIP up to 40,857 words.
April 28, 2016: Insurrection WIP up to 44,432 words.
May 1, 2016: Insurrection first draft completed at 54, 750 words (print format = 278 pages).
July 30, 2016: Insurrection final release date (59,959 words, 304 pages).
September 25, 2016: Ascension WIP up to 5640 words.
November 5, 2016: Insurrection awarded Honorable Mention in the Rainbow Awards 2016! Also, Ascension (Book 4) WIP up to 7148 words.
November 27, 2016: Insurrection nominated for Best Scifi novel at the 2016 Member’s Choice Awards at the M/M Romance group on Goodreads.com.
December 7, 2016: Insurrection wins Best Scifi novel at Rainbow Awards 2016!
January 14, 2017: Ascension (IP4 WIP) up to ~14000 words.