I haven't done a writing update since January. Why? The honest answer is that I forgot. I've been quite busy writing, editing and formatting for eBook release my Sullivan's War novellas, as well as marketing, giving interviews and making connections with readers and other writers. It's been a busy year so far!
And here I am, six months--more or less--since I became a published author. It's been a fun and exciting ride, to be sure. My work has received an overwhelmingly positive response. As I write this I have over forty 4- and 5-star reviews on Amazon and I have been very happy with sales.
Earlier this month I finished Sullivan's War: Book III - Edaline's Dawn, and sent it out to my beta readers. This wraps up a project that I began working on last November. It has occupied my writing time almost completely, with only an occasional foray into short stories to pull me from the world of Rick Sullivan. I knew the basic story line, of course, but a few surprising things have happened to Sullivan and friends along the way. I have also decided that Sullivan's War is not the end of the story. The current plot will, of course, be wrapped up with Book III. But there will be an element from Sullivan's War left unresolved, something to look forward to in Sullivan's Wrath, which I hope to have out in time for Christmas. Sullivan's Wrath will not be a serial as Sullivan's War has been but will be a complete novel, released in one volume. But before you get too excited, there are other things happening before that!
First, of course, Sullivan's War: Book III comes out around the middle of May. Then, the complete Sullivan's War story line will see release in June or July as both an eBook and in print. Yes, those of you who have asked me for autographs will finally have something for me to autograph! I am currently working with a wonderful artist to design a custom cover for it. Finally, my science fiction novel Chrysopteron will be released in September (possibly sooner, depending on how lazy I feel like being).
So, as you can see, I have lots of projects in the works. At the beginning of the year I committed myself to writing and publishing three full novels (which will be Sullivan's War, Chrysopteron and Sullivan's Wrath) and so far I am on schedule to do that. I also plan on releasing three novels next year, including at least one more Rick Sullivan novel. There are also two short story projects that I'd like to put out, hopefully one this year, one next year. They are Inner Lives: Volume II and a collection called Visitors.
Stay tuned to this blog for updates! You can also send me an email asking to be put on my contact list to be informed of new releases or other important news. I don't send these out very often so I won't be inundating you with spam. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all of you for your continued support and encouragement!
Wishing You All the Best,
Michael K. Rose