• End of Year!

    Welcome to the big update! I missed Nov., sorry for that, too much going on. The great thing is that Warworld Gaia is nearing the finishing stages. At least of the initial writing. I have two more chapters to revise and then a final pass through the whole book. This last pass is to look for missing descriptions, consistency of descriptions, fill in some finial tech jargon, and to add / fix anything I have notes on. Overall, a fast affair for me. After that it will be off to an editor!

    Of course, I still must find a new editor. I have a list of potential people that I need to start contacting. I hate looking for editors, finding the right one is important, so I put a lot of time into it. Hopefully, I’ll get a little holiday magic and the right one will fall into my world.

    While the editor is doing their work, I’ll be finishing up the cover for book 2 and making some updates to book 1. The book 1 updates will mainly be updating the formatting to match what I’m doing on book 2. Thankfully, I now have a program to help with the formatting of the book(s). This update will keep a common feeling across these two books and all future books!

    I’m really excited to get this project out their into the world! Thank you all for staying with me on this journey. Happy Holidays and look out for 2023, Warworld Gaia is coming!

  • 10-12-2022

    Big October update!

    First the Good: I’m finishing the second to last chapter of Warworld Gaia this week. The last chapter is easy writing and all plotted out. I know strange since I don’t plot my stories, but it’s been a long time coming and I always knew where this story would end, so there you go. Revisions shouldn’t take long, maybe a couple weeks and then I can go back over the whole book one more time. That’s just to clear up little things and work out any problems beta reads might have found. So fast sailing!

    The Bad: Can’t seem to get a hold of my editor. I’ve tried contacting her through several social media sites and by e-mail. She seems to be missing from the internet. I hope she’s okay since she across the world from me I have no other way to find out. I still have time and maybe she’ll see this and let me know, but if not I have to find a new editor. That process can take a bit, plus depending on schedule I don’t know how long someone new will take to process my book. Sigh. Always something in the world of self-publishing.

    There is no ugly: Right now, I’m staying positive and I’m on track for early 2023! It will be worth the wait, I promise!

    Till next time, remember to find me on Twitter @skip_scheerer. I’ll talk to you soon!

  • Sept 2022

    Here is your big Sept. 2022 update.

    Starting off with a little bit of sad news. I’m going to have to officially push my launch of book 2 into early 2023. I’m halfway through act 3 and if I really pushed, and if my editor got to me quick and everything fell into place, I could still make this year. However, with the end of year holidays. my work schedule and knowing nothing will go that perfect, not needing the stress, I’m going to give in and push the release. Do be on the lookout for the first part of 2023!

    In better news: I’m halfway through Act 3 and it’s an exciting ride. This act is moving so fast, both in terms of story and my writing. This is a part of the story I knew how it was going to go before I started book 1. I have played it out in my head so many times, adjusting it as the story was told, that it is a well plotted thing. That’s a first for me. It does make the writing flow so so nice.

    By the end of this book many things I have been planning will be laid in place. This will be important as we head into book 3, the final for Captain’s Fate. SO those that have been following, yes you will have a completed story. I can hardly wait to get to that 3rd book. Don’t worry I’m not getting distracted, remember I write as I go and in order, so to get there I have to finish what I’m working on.

    Hope you have a great summer and as always thank you for joining me this journey. Come chat with me on Twitter or drop me an e-mail! Most of all remember to prepare yourself book 2 is going to be a wild ride!

  • Aug. Update

    Big Aug+ update.

    Didn’t have a proper update for July, so this will serve for that and Aug.  July was an interesting time. Acts 1 and 2 have been finished and work is starting on Act 3. I slowed down a little moving into July because work picked up.  That doesn’t happen often in my field, summers are slow, so that was nice. Also, I was approaching my 50th birthday, which led to much inner introspection on my part and took my mind off writing.  

    No fear I’m still moving forward, just missing a few of my self imposed deadlines. I wanted to have Act 3 handwritten by my birthday.  That hasn’t happened. I’m pushing forward, act 3 is planned out more than any act I’ve ever done, it should go fast. Time and my own mind are the only enemies. I’m still shooting to get everything done by this year, but I may have to push it into next year. Some of this will be out of my control, since it will also depend on the availability of my editor.  I’ll keep you posted.

    Acts 1 and 2 are in the hands of my beta crew and I’m anxiously waiting for their input. Besides finding out more about our main hero Jax, we start to learn more about the world she lives in.  The other characters begin to move to the forefront and their stories start to build also.  I’m really happy that each character has a complete backstory that I’m working off of.  We may not see those in total, but it influences who they are and what they bring to the story.  Maybe someday I’ll do a few short stories to expand on the hints and nods that are starting to come out.

    Warship Ares continues to do well. We’re over a year and half out and sales are small but consistent. Wish I could a few more reviews, hint-hint, but happy with the performance. I’m still ranked pretty high on Amazon for military scifi fiction.  I like that.

    Thanks for follwoing and sticking with me on this journey. As always you can find me on Twitter @skip_scherer. I’m semi active their and always willing to chat. Hope to talk to you soon. Till next time, watch your six.