I finished the first-words-on-page-draft of the urban fantasy I’m working on for Baen Books; I have the revision in hand with a due date around the end of the year. Assuming I get everything done on time (a dangerous assumption, given the chaotic nature of my life these days) an electronic advanced reading copy (an essentially unedited version of the final manuscript in an e-book format) will be available sometime February-March 2014, followed by a full release in paperback (yes, folks, a REAL book) and electronic versions in November 2014. So a whole year out. It’s traditional publishing! I’m having a lot of fun with it and I hope that you will as well.
The WYLDE books? Man, I’m sorry to all of you waiting for more chapters on THREE’S WYLDE — I put that on hiatus while I tend to real-life problems, but the plan is to put that out, in full, in the next two months. Stay tuned here, on my Google+ and Twitter feeds for updates as I go along with that.
I’ll also have some observations from the perspective of being a hybrid author (an author who’s had a traditional book deal, went to independent and then returned, at least partially, to traditional publishing). As Jerry said, “…what a long, strange trip it’s been…”
Also several of my friends are joining me — more on that when we get press releases cleared, etc. Stay tuned and thanks for reading!