What’s Up with My Writing Projects?

It’s been a while since I reported on what I’m doing, writing-wise. Here’s the short form:

Chaos 5: The Reefs of Time — Yah, it’s coming; it’s coming. Piece after piece keeps falling into place. It’s long and it’s complex, and there are a lot of things in it  that I could not figure out beforehand; I could only discover these things by pushing at the story and the characters—that is, by writing and sometimes taking wrong turns into blind alleys. That process involves many hours of pounding my head and pulling my hair. Hell of a way to run a railroad, but there you have it. The train called The Reefs of Time will come in.

Audiobooks — Production at Audible has already begun on the books they’ve licensed for audiobooks. These guys move fast; I’ll give them that. I’ve recorded pronunciations of character and place names and like that for three of the books. And three narrators are now at work on From a Changeling Star, Down the Stream of Stars, and The Infinity Link.

Going Alien — My second short story collection is near to completion. I just have to put final touches on the new introductions, and finish proofreading the stories. My able assistant Ann has already done the lion’s share of the formatting work, so the conversion to ebook will be quick. The launch is planned for August 28. I’m enjoying rereading the stories, some of which I have not looked at in many years. Good sign. Here’s what it’s going to look like.

And that’s where I am in the writing projects!

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  1. haydn12
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    I've been really enjoying the Chaos series of books. Any idea what year the 5th book will be completed?!!

    Also, I was wondering if you plan on doing a sequel to Eternity's End.

    Jim

  2. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    Ah, Jim, if I could predict when the book would be done, I assure you I would tell you. I would also be making a lot of money in the stock market. (sigh) But I am very glad to hear you're enjoying the first four books! Please keep the faith.

    I do have notes for a sequel to Eternity's End. I never intended to write a sequel, but when I wrote the ending, I said to myself, Damn, this book needs a sequel. And I immediately put down some ideas. But then I had these pesky Chaos books to do first…

  3. Anonymous
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    Hi Jeff (you don't mind if I call you Jeff, do you?), I waited over 10 years for Sunborn – it taught me patience – so I'm willing to wait for Reef Of Time.

    Especially, considering the longer you work on it, the better a story it will be. 🙂

    Regards,
    Michael

  4. Jeffrey A. Carver
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    Thanks, Michael — and sorry for the long delay in posting your comment and my answer. I just found your note in "awaiting moderation," which is odd, since I have moderation turned off!

    Jeff

Post your comment before you lose your train of thought. (Mine already left the station.)