March 2023

Welcome to the big monthly update! Lots of great stuff to cover this month, so let’s jump right in.

Biggest news is that Warworld Gaia is now at the editor! Now the waiting game beings. It’s great finding an editor that is excited, maybe more so than me-lol, about my work. I can’t wait to see what Sarah @BookwormBlues does with my work. Got at least a month to put more focus elsewhere. I have to stay busy or I might drive myself crazy with anticipation!

On that note, I have things to do. First major one for Warworld Gaia is finishing up the cover art. I have a lot of the work done but haven’t touched it in almost a year. So, time to pull out the art files and remember where I was and what needed to be done. Hoping to make all the covers have a constant theme that in my mind is a semi retro scifi base. Fun is the name of the game, but we’ll see how it all turns out.

I still have not picked a publication date for Warworld Gaia. I’m going to wait and see how much work my editor gives me. The preorder to publish time will probably be pretty small since I want to get it as quickly as possible. I figure if I make it before June, I can still claim early 2023! Wish me luck.

Warship Ares! Another project is to update Warship Ares. Don’t worry, it’s not a rewrite or changes to the story. I will fix some typos and small grammar issues. However, the main change will be to the format of the book. For Warship Ares, I used a manual method of formatting the book, using my old typesetting skills. Since that time, I have acquired better software that will not only make things easier and faster, but also put a more professional shine on it. Consistency across these first three books is important, because as I’ve said before, this is all one big story. So, new book new formatting, old book gets updated to new formatting, that’s the goal.

Which leads us to book three. The final arch of this story line, Captain’s Fate. I write linear, chapter by chapter, so until Warworld Gaia was finished it was hard trying to work the next chapters. Now that I have enough done, barring what my editor does to it – haha, I am making progress again. I learned so much writing these first two books, it should all show in this grand final! This is the book I’ve been wanting to write since the beginning. All the pieces are in place, almost, and now the real adventure begins. I’m not revealing the name yet, but needless to say, I have big plans and big pay offs coming to this story’s end.

That’s it for this month’s big update. Thanks for joining me once again, your support is very appreciated! Join me on Twitter for smaller updates and random musings too @skip_scherer. Till next time!