It’s still January, so I’ll try for a quick new year’s update before that becomes completely ridiculous. First, Point of Sighs is now through production and is scheduled for release in May! I’m very pleased with how it’s turned out, and can’t wait to share it with everyone. I’ll be at Balticon 51 over Memorial Day weekend, and the plan is to hold a launch party there, so if you’re going to be attending, please look for it! We’ll have tea and little cakes, in proper Astreianter style.
In Stargate news, I’ve finished Pride of the Genii, and it’s currently in the queue at MGM. No word yet on a publication date, but I’m hoping for the fall.
Finders has been through a first round of edits, and I’m still cautiously pleased with it. There’s always a point at which you fumble through one more change and panic, sure that you’ve made everything worse and nobody will ever want to read anything of yours ever again, and I’ve hit that but I’ve learned that the best thing to do at that point is to give it to the editor and let them deal with it. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, it’s much better than I thought it was—and, indeed, my latest reread made me feel a lot better. It’s the first book in what I hope will be a trilogy, and is intended for publication at the end of the year.
Both my Patreons are going strong. If you’re a Points fan, you can get two 500+ word sketches a month at my Astreiant Patreon — it’s a bit of everything, snippets from work in progress, character sketches, the occasional exploration of secondary characters, and I’m certainly having fun exploring the world in more depth. And The Rule of Five, the space opera co-written with Don Sakers, continues apace! We’re coming up on Major Revelations and the conclusion of the first major plot arc, and having enormous fun in the process.