I have sold the second novel in my fantasy series, and it is in development, with the proofreading, layout and cover gods working on it there at Digital Fiction Publishing. The Salamander's Smile will be out in the next two months, and I can't wait. My beta readers have told me they think it's better than the first book. I was once told by Dave Farland, "If you're writing a series, your second book has to be better than the first, or people will stop reading." I was somewhat daunted when I set out to write Salamander, but am very satisfied with the end result. I hope my readers will feel the same way.
As a high school teacher, my writing time is principally summer and weekends. I made a big decision this year, and gave notice to my headmaster that I will not be back next year, but will become a full-time writer. I have no delusions that I will replace my income with my writing, at least not right away, but we can be creative about our finances and see what happens. It will be an adventure I anticipate with excitement and trepidation. But I know I will miss my students tremendously.
I am currently working on the first draft of a kick-ass science fiction novel that I can hardly wait to get into the hands of beta readers. Once finished with that, I will outline book three of the Three Wells series. By the way, I figure I should use a different name, or a different version of my name for my science fiction. Any suggestions?