I'm having a rest today.
I don't take too easily to taking a day off while I'm working on something, but I know how the current novella ends and how to get there, so I've put it down for a few hours for some contemplation.
I thought it was time to take a step back and look at what's coming down the line in both the near future and longer term.
I've done a lot of writing in the past few years, and as a result I've got quite a large backlog of work lined up waiting to be published.
It's a nice feeling to have.
On top of that, I'm contracted for three more novels for DarkFuse in the next three years, and I'm currently working on another Holmes novella for Dark Renaissance.
- Generations (Fringeworks) - paperback coming Sep 1st 2014
- The London Terrors (Dark Renaissance ) - 3 Holmes novellas in hardcover, late 2014
- Tormentor (DarkFuse) - novella, Feb 2015
- The Dunfield Terror (DarkFuse) - novel, Apr 2015
- Pentacle (DarkFuse) - novella, Sep 2015
- The House on the Moor (Dark Renaissance) - novella, TBA
- Berserker and Other Cryptids (Knightwatch) - collection, TBA
- Myths and Monsters (Knightwatch) - collection, TBA
- The Amulet (Blitz Verlag) - novel, German language edition, TBA
- The Amulet (Retropunk Publicacoes) - novel, Portuguese language edition, TBA
- The Sirens (Retropunk Publicacoes) - novel, Portuguese language edition, TBA
- The Skin Game (Retropunk Publicacoes) - novel, Portuguese language edition, TBA
The forthcoming short stories are equally backed up.
- The Case of the Maltese Catacombs, The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad (Constable and Robinson)
- Carnacki: Bedlam in Yellow, Court of the Yellow King (Celaeno Press)
- The Terror that Came to Dounreay, Atomic Age Cthulhu (Chaosium)
- The Pied Piper of Providence, Once Upon An Apocalypse (Chaosium)
- The Color From The Deep, Summer of Lovecraft (Chaosium)
- The Dreams that Stuff is made of, Pun Book of Horror (Knightscape)
- #dragonspit, Fantasy Scroll Magazine (Fantasy Scroll Press)
- The Wonderful Musician, A Mythos Grimmly (WH Publications)
- The Luck of Walter Dimsdale, My Peculiar Family (Dome Press)
- Staying Alive Among the Beasts, Seven Stones (Rockfall Books)
- SymbiOS (in German), Gotter Des Grauens (Blitz Verlag)
- The Keeper of the Gate (in German), Gotter Des Grauens (Blitz Verlag)
- Growth (in German), 80 SF Stories From Around the World
On top of that, there's a couple of nice sales I can't tell you about yet for contractual reasons, and a batch of stories out on submission to anthologies I've been invited to and am waiting for reply. Fingers and everything else crossed.
Busy, busy, busy.