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Explorers Book 2, The Searchers

Hard to believe it’s September already. I have completed the first draft of Explorers, Book 1, New Horizons. Presently I’m writing the middle book of the trilogy. My outline for this book is not as elaborate as for the first book, so I’m having to do some plotting and character building for this one. It’s delaying the progress as I get my ducks in a row. I’m about twenty pages into the draft at this point.

In other news, I’m no longer the Commander of my CAP squadron and I now hold the position of Aerospace Office. I’ve cut back my participation in the volunteer organization so that I can focus on my writing. I would like to complete the first draft of The Searchers before next year comes around. That’s the goal, anyway. Then I will jump into Book 3 and finish out the trilogy in 2023. Edit all three books and get their covers created and start publishing them next fall.

I’m not going to lie, I’m ready to be done with old Captain Armon and friends. Nine novellas is a lot of commitment to what was supposed to be a prequel of sorts to the main Star Saga. I’m looking forward to getting back to the era of Starstrikers and continuing that story. As it stands now, that should happen in 2024.

I also have another Mystery novel featuring Joshua Jones in the works, so I may finish that next year just to clean the pallet before diving back into Space Opera again. The plan is to write the middle trilogy of the Starstrikers Era in order. I have already written one of the novellas in that series, so there will be one more side story taking place between Book 5 and Book 6. But first up will be to write Book 5, XinX.

Over the summer my oldest son has moved back so I’ve had to move out of my office and I’m back in the master bedroom where I now work from home. This reminds me of COVID times. It’s not a bad view of the back yard mind you, I just miss having my person space in which to work.

Hope all is well with those who read still read this inactive blog. Take care, and I hope to post again much sooner.

Current desk with map of the Star Saga galaxy.

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