Writing Updates

Current Projects, September 2013

I’m starting a new monthly feature on my blog updating everyone on everything I’m working on, if only to show you why I’m hardly online lately. Things that are contracted will be noted; otherwise, assume that it hasn’t been sold or a publication date hasn’t been set yet.

Note that books that have been published or sold are no longer on the list.

The Becoming: Origins
The Becoming Series, Book 3.5. Zombie fiction / post-apocalyptic thriller. The backstory for the character Brandt Evans. I’m on track to finish the first draft by the middle of October. Status: First draft in progress.

The Becoming: Under Siege
The Becoming Series, Book 4. Zombie fiction / post-apocalyptic thriller. The survivors from The Becoming: Revelations attempt to create a new life for themselves, but things don’t work out the way they should. I’m about halfway done with the first draft, and I’m on track to finish this one by the end of the year. Status: in progress.

The Becoming: Descent
The Becoming Series, Book 5. Zombie fiction / post-apocalyptic thriller. The direct continuation of The Becoming: Under Siege. I’m not saying what this one is about (yet) because I don’t want to spoil anything. Status: outlined / plotting.

The Becoming: Redemption
The Becoming Series, Book 6. Zombie fiction / post-apocalyptic thriller. This one picks up where The Becoming: Descent will leave off. Once again, I won’t say anything about it due to spoilers. Status: outlining.

The Unnaturals
The Unnaturals, Book 1. Urban fantasy / spy thriller. The first book in the series. Two special agents are transferred to a sector of the US government that investigates supernatural activity. It’s currently with my agent, who’s reviewing changes to the manuscript, and I should be getting it back any moment now to start another round of revisions. Status: In revision.

The Unnaturals, Book 0.5. Urban fantasy. Prequel to The Unnaturals. This is the book that tells Zachariah and Ashton’s stories of how they met and how The Unnaturals was formed. I think if all goes according to plan, I’ll have a draft finished by January. Status: First draft in progress.

The Unnaturals, Book 2. Urban fantasy. Sequel to The Unnaturals. An immediate continuation from the events of the first book. Outlining, planning, and drafting is in progress, and I’m hoping that I’ll have things wrapped up on a first draft by late February or March 2014. Status: Outlining / planning.

The Deadening
Standalone novel. Horror / historical western / zombie fiction. In an 1868 silver mining town, the sheriff and a schoolteacher team up to protect the town’s citizens from a mysterious zombie outbreak. Status: Partial draft completed, on hold while I work on more immediate projects.

Small Town Dead
Standalone novel. Horror / zombie fiction / post-apocalyptic. Side novel in The Becoming Series. A college student travels from Tuscaloosa, Alabama to her hometown in the midst of a zombie outbreak in a desperate attempt to reunite with her family. Status: Outlining / planning stages.

There are a ton of other books on my list of future projects, but they won’t make an appearance on my list until I actually start on some point of the process on them.

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