Happy new year!
I’ve consistently heard two things that readers want more of. The first is obviously content, more stories, more books, more material to read. The second is for a peek behind the curtain – what am I working on and how is the process going.
For 2018 my aim is to deliver in both those areas. I’m starting a new series and I’m bringing you in on the ground floor.
It’s one of those topics that keeps waking me up at night and filling my dreams. It’s going to be an exciting, fast moving process. I’ll do my best to spare you any of my writerly woes but I want to make sure you can keep up with and be involved in the process.
The series is an Alien attack/first contact adventure that centers around a family business called Off Earth Industries, OEI. There are three core businesses in the OEI portfolio; Off Earth Salvage, Off Earth Maintenance and Repair and Off Earth Manufacturing. Our main character is Mike Nazca, grandson of the founder of OEI and current CEO of Off Earth Salvage.
There is a booming economy orbiting the Earth. With asteroid mining, agriculture and leisure ventures thriving there are thousands of humans orbiting the Earth. But they remain focused on Earth, and humans. Establishing a functional colony on Mars has been touch and go; too far and not different enough from the bases on the moon or in orbit. The few missions to send humans to deep space failed miserably, Mike Nazca can attest to that. Mike carries a financial debt from a botched journey out of the solar system. As a result he’s not able to visit Earth, the only place he wants to be. While on a job that could pay off his debt, Mike uncovers a sleeping threat. Before he and his team can escape, They Awake.
As part of my planning work I’ve written a number of short stories in the Off Earth world. Every Friday I’ll share one of those stories (more content as requested!). Over the course of my writing you’ll have a chance to learn some back story, get to know the places, and meet many of the characters.
On Monday’s I’ll drop in quickly to tell you how the writing is going and keep you up to date on the word count and release timing. If you ever have questions about what’s happening or want to know more about the process you can check out the For Writers section of the blog where I go behind the scenes. Just be ware, spoilers are possible.
Book 1 – They Awake
Target release date – 4/13/2018
This weeks targeted word count – 15,000 (it’s a Holiday week)
Total words projected – 95,000