Proceeding and rereading
Skate the Seeker
Waiting on word for book 2, I look forward to the publication month: September 2023. I can’t start on book 3 until Seeker is finalized – the final plot set down, details all cleaned up, and so on. Once I get to the “just fixing typos and misspellings” stage, I’ll feel comfortable beginning to work on 3. Doing the math and in my WILDEST dreams, I may be able to have a draft of the book up and running by the end of the summer, before book 2 even releases. All phantasia, right now, of course. No more real news here on my end.
Andor is very good, as promised. It’s gritty, flashy, and emotionally gripping in a way that the last few movies haven’t managed to do. I know I’m not the first to suggest this, but the future of Star Wars under Disney might find a better fit in serials rather than feature films.
Rhythm of War is still out of reach, so I’ve gone back to Martin’s Game of Thrones. This will be my third reread of the book, and I don’t know if I’ll be able to pull myself out of Westeros when Rhythm does fall into my lap. We’ll see how that goes.
I was interviewed recently by my local NPR station, KUAF! I made a post about it, but it was really fun, so I wanted to mention it again.
I hope to have the rough draft of this side project done before the end of the year. It’ll be pretty short for me, around 80,000 before edits and revisions. It will need a LOT of revisions. The dogs are staying with my parents, and I miss them. On a diet right now, and it’s going well so far. I’ll see how I’m feeling next month.
That’s all from me, for now.
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-J. E. Ayers
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Jeff Ayers writes books that are pretty good.