With Sir Edric's Kingdom out tomorrow (links and details here), I thought it'd be timely to provide a general update on how various things stand, approximate time frames for later works and so on.
The next novel I'll release will be Crown of Blood, the sequel to Traitor's Prize and final part of the trilogy. I'm hoping to get that done in the first half of 2018, but it's hard to be sure. I need to cut certain characters from the current draft and the final 20% needs major work. However, the basic structure of the first 80% is solid and just needs polishing.
The Chinese serial Wandering Phoenix and Roaming Tiger will return. Once CoB is done, this will probably be what I work on, perhaps alternating between paid and free episodes. If possible, I want to make the episodes larger than before, certainly for the paid ones. It's also possible that, prior to seeing Liu and Guan again, we'll find out what happened to a certain other character...
The next Sir Edric novel is effectively written already. It does need a cover and proofing. The reason I'm not releasing it immediately (plan to put it out next year, perhaps) is because I'm already publishing novels at a fair rate (three novels in the last 12 months once Sir Edric's Kingdom comes out) and I don't want to overdo it.
It's very likely I'll have a writing-related announcement to make in the near future, but which isn't about new books or the like. In addition, there may well be short stories in anthologies or perhaps the odd free one here.
I wrote Sir Edric's Kingdom about two years ago, so it's a bit strange having that delay. Intrigued to see if people like it or not.