Alrighty, well I’ve got You Only Die Twice and Down with the Thickness pretty much done. Now all that’s left is for me to get the feedback from test readers, do the edits, and wait for Shawn to finish the covers and interior art. Shawn already showed me a few rough drafts of the You Only Die Twice covers and I’ve been floored. He’s really nailing the old pulp fiction vibe and I can’t wait to see the finished product. For my next project I decided to finish up Just Super. Some of you may remember it as a serial I was doing a few years back. I decided I’d dust it off and get it in the can as well. For those who don’t know, Just Super is about a guy who has had super powers since he was thirteen, but he hid them because he was afraid of what would happen if people found out. About ten years later this guy finds out that he’s dying, and so he decides that with the last 6 months he has left he wants to use his powers to help people and try to make a difference in the world. He hires a reporter to live with him and document the last six months in the life of the world’s first real-life “super hero”. So that’ll be next.
What I’m trying to do is put out a shot-gun spread of different types of books. I want to try and reach the largest audience possible, and hopefully at least one will strike a chord with readers and give me a foundation to work from for future projects. They’re all pretty short books, and as such I’ll be able to produce them quickly and make them affordable for people to buy on impulse. That’s my hope anyway. So, keep your eyes peeled. The goal is to have the Clay Colt novel out by the end of the month.