So . . . you just finished WOOL 5 or the OMNIBUS EDITION, you’re still out of breath and a little dizzy from the wild ride, but you want the next WOOL book. Where is it and how much and please give it to me now, right?
Have no fear, I’m working on it. On the weekends and while on vacation, no less. I am just as dedicated to you, dear reader, as you have been to these books. And look, I was a reader for many, many years before backing my way into this writing nonsense. I remember what it was like finishing a good story and being at the whim of the publishing cycle for the next round. Which is why I do not let you twiddle your thumbs for an entire year between books. It’s why I like releasing smaller stories as I finish them rather than wait to compile them into a massive tome and space them well apart.
It’s also why I have those word count widgets off to the left. You can see how far along I am, what I’m working on, you may even find sample chapters thrown up on my site now and then.
Here’s my rough schedule: I’d like to get LEGACY, the first in the next Silo Trilogy, out around the end of March. ORDER will come next, and I’m shooting for May on that one. Finally, we’ll get THE PACT, which we should see in June or July. These three books look great in outline. Less outright “action” and more suspense and revelation. I’m shooting for 20,000 – 30,000 words each on these, which puts them right at the length of WOOL 3.
I’ll also be working on some other projects on the side. At the insistence of a few fans, I’m moving ahead with the unpublishable mess that is I, ZOMBIE. I’m also working on SAND LAND, the next end-of-world series you’ll see from me. This has been delayed a little because of the WOOL hysteria. It’ll all get written, though, and likely sooner than I expect.
While you wait, I suggest checking out HALF WAY HOME. It’s getting a lot of love in the wake of WOOL’s success. Think LORD OF THE FLIES meets ALIEN. Also, THE PLAGIARIST is a cheap, quick read. And if you can suspend disbelief, enjoy some social satire, and have a youthful spirit, the MOLLY FYDE series will rock your socks off.
Also, if you’re really bored, check out Lisa’s post below for some suggestions. Reviews are the fuel for my writing soul. I love them all (some more than others). Keep them coming.