News and work in progress

Superstruct, my debut novel, is now out for alpha reader feedback, and so far it’s looking very promising. There’s a lot of work ahead, so I’ll be collating all the feedback over the next few weeks and then going through it scene-by-scene with my editor.

The untitled short story has now grown to novella size and it has a working title, Control Lock. I’m writing the last scene now and then I’ll be editing that whilst waiting for the feedback on Superstruct.

HyperStarr and HyperVane are still parked until after I’ve released Superstruct, as they both tie on from a prequel point of view.

Bad Hands is sitting on a slush pile, so I’m hanging on to hear what’s happened with that.

And Seat 14C is still sitting at first draft stage until I can clear a bit more of the backlog.

Current progress: updated July 2018

Superstruct – Instant Reality Book One

This is the first major foray into my series that started with Hypercage. I’ve now completed the first draft and have attended to all the big picture issues. It’s been out to alpha readers for about a week now, and I’m starting to get some feedback rolling in.

First draft 100%
Self edit 50%
Developmental edit 0%
Final draft 0%
Beta reader feedback 0%
Copy editing 0%
Proof reading 0%

Control Lock

A brand new short for the Acid Suite. This  explores a future vision where a surveillance state has had profound effects on society. I’m writing the last scene now.

First draft 99%
Self edit 0%
Developmental edit 0%
Final draft 0%
Beta reader feedback 0%
Copy editing 0%
Proof reading 0%

Bad Hands: An Instant Reality Diversion

A short story using my Instant Reality universe as a starting point, but diverting it from a point in its past to a new conclusion. This is fully complete and is currently sitting on a slush pile.

First draft 100%
Self edit 100%
Developmental edit 100%
Final draft 100%
Beta reader feedback 100%
Copy editing 100%
Proof reading 100%

HyperStarr – Instant Reality Prequel Two

This is the 2nd prequel in the Instant Reality series. Picking up some of the threads from where Hypercage finished, but exploring a new story in the universe. I’ve completed the first draft of this and will start editing it once Superstruct is finished.

First draft 100%
Self edit 0%
Developmental edit 0%
Final draft 0%
Beta reader feedback 0%
Copy editing 0%
Proof reading 0%

HyperVayne: Instant Reality Prequel Three

This will be the final prequel book for the Instant Reality series. I have finished the 1st draft, but as it’s the final prequel book, I’ll be editing it after I finish Superstruct.

First draft 100%
Self edit 0%
Developmental edit 0%
Final draft 0%
Beta reader feedback 0%
Copy editing 0%
Proof reading 0%

Seat 14C

This never made it in time for the X-Prize but I did manage to complete the second draft. I’ve had feedback from Harry, and I now need to restructure the story and get the next draft done.

First draft 100%
Self edit 100%
Developmental edit 100%
Final draft 0%
Beta reader feedback 0%
Copy editing 0%
Proof reading 0%