May 20, 2018
Here follows a miscellany of personal doings and writing updates. Please control your excitement.
My goal for the year was, I believe, to have two books out this year. That — spoiler warning — will not happen. See, there is a novel — “Boss” — complete, ready to go, and under contract. But the publisher wants a series, and wants to release the books on a tighter schedule than “whenever Ken gets around to writing them.” So I’m busily working on two sequels with the goal of releasing them all next year. That may prevent me from diving into the second draft of the “Chale Thorson” novel for the foreseeable future. Thus, 2018 may not see much published from yours truly, but 2019 will be chock-a-block.
I will be a panelist at Westercon this year. That runs from July 4-8. Any of you in the Denver area are welcome to drop by and say hello. Discounting the airport, I’ve not been to Denver. If I have any time not engaged in panels (or working on the sequels to “Boss”) I hope to explore a bit of the city, check out a brewpub or two.
I had hoped to nurse along my 2000 Dodge Durango for a couple more years. Carrying two car payments held no appeal. However, my nursing skills failed abysmally. The transmission is in terminal condition. I did manage to drive it to the dealership and receive a pittance in trade-in value. So I am now the proud possessor of two car payments. Huzzah?
And now you are up to date. Apropos of nothing, here are links to sites where you may purchase some of my books.