Notwithstanding the distractions posed by the impending release of To Honor You Call Us and For Honor We Stand, I’ve been getting some good work done on the third installment of the “Man of War Series,” Brothers in Valor, the last few weeks. When I’m in the zone, these books practically write themselves, and that’s where I am right now.
Max has gotten out of the jam he’s in at the start of the book (this isn’t a spoiler–I’ve posted a draft of the first chapter on this site), moved through the plot setup for the bulk of the book, and is now in place for him and his ship to be doing what they’ll be doing for most of the novel. I know what most of that is going to be, so we’re in good shape. So, those of you who are worried about getting invested in a series that the author drops along the way should be reassured–I’m writing the third book and things are going well.
Besides, there is the small matter of a contract that obligates me to write the third book. I used to be a lawyer. I understand these things.
When things are going well, this doesn’t feel like work. I’m in space, where I’ve wanted to go ever since I understood what it was.
There is no place I’d rather be.