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Kal’s July 2019 Forecast

Hey everyone, it’s July!  For my fellow Americans, I hope you had a happy and safe 4th of July.  For everyone else, well, I ate lots of food and hung out with friends on your behalf.

I’ve just finished off Army Space Corps: Vernian Space Gun, which is headed to a potential publisher.  It was a blast to write and I hope that you guys will be able to see it soon.  The story sort of hijacked my brain and I didn’t get a lot else done while working on that.  On the other hand, I’m finishing off the seventh Shadow Space Chronicles book and I hope to have it finished off soon.

Next up in the cue is the follow-on series that starts after the events of Valor’s Stand.  I’ve got it outlined and as soon as I get The Star Engine finished I’ll work on knocking that out.  Then I have to hop back to the next Forsaken Valor book.  It should be a very busy next few months as far as book releases.

Speaking of busy, I’m moving in the near future.  The move is going to eat up a lot of my free time, so posts may be a bit scarce, but I will be trying to release books and get my writing done.   I am pretty much done with conventions for the year, mostly because moving, starting a new job with the Army, and lots of other life drama.

That’s all for now, thanks for reading!

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Kal’s June 2019 Forecast

Hey everyone, June is here!

If you haven’t heard already, Stolen Valor, the second Forsaken Valor book, comes out June 8th.  I’m really excited for this one, it’s a pretty intense book.

I’m working on The Star Engine, this month, which is the seventh book of the Shadow Space Chronicles.  My goal is to have that one out for the end of the month.

I’ve also started working on Heir to the Fallen Duchy, the 4th book of the Eoriel Saga, my epic fantasy series.  If all goes well, that one will be coming out soon, too.

What else is going on?  Well, in a real-life plot twist, I’ve been called back to active duty in the military.  There’s going to be a lot of changes for me and my family.  The short term effect is that in a couple of months, we’ll be moving.  That in itself is going to be an adventure.  I hope that the long-term effect is that I’ll be able to focus more on having just two jobs: the Army and writing.   While I’ve enjoyed civilian life, more than once it’s been hard to focus on that while also being a reservist.  Throw in the author stuff on top of that and it’s been stressful trying to balance everything.  While going on active duty orders for several years was somewhat unexpected, at the same time, I’m excited to see what challenges it brings.  If nothing else, I’m certain it will give me a lot more fodder for writing, and who could ask for more than that, right?

That’s all, for now, thanks for reading!

 

Kal’s May 2019 Forecast

Hey everyone, it’s been a bit of a crazy past few months, but I’m getting back into things and I should be on track again soon.  If you hadn’t seen, my father passed away recently and combined with some other family things, some work things, and some Army things, well, life has been a bit more hectic than usual.  I can’t say it’s getting any better in the near future, but I am adjusting and, well, there’s about as much good as (or more than) the bad.

So, anyway, what’s the rest of May hold in store?  Well, I’m hopeful to get Stolen Valor, the 2nd Forsaken Valor book, completed, edited, and published by the end of the month.  It’s a matter of completing it and getting it to my beta readers in time and I think that’s on track.

As I finish that off, I aim to do the same with the second Argonauts book, A Cold Day in Hades, which I need to finish, edit, and again, send to my beta readers.  From there, I’ll do my final edits and send it to Chris Kennedy Publishing.  My goal is to get that sent to them before the end of the month, as well.

What else, you ask?  Well, there’s quite a few projects I want to work, including a new one (gasp, I know, I have a lot of in-progress series).   But the next book I plan to publish is the last of the main-line Shadow Space Chronicles books, The Star Engine.

I know I won’t get it done before the end of the month, but it’s going to be coming in the next few months.  It’s a bit behind when I planned it, but I think it’ll be worth the wait, tying of the SSC storyline and setting things up for future series in that universe.

That’s all for now, thanks for reading!