So what's been happening in my life. I suppose the most important thing is my mother-in-law got cancer about a year ago. And to be honest, when we heard she was diagnosed with an advanced tumour, complete with secondary tumours, we weren't expecting her to last the year. But one year later, after surgery and chemo, she's in remission and is going to read the third book in my series. She was a most surprising fan of my writing.
If she'd been American, she'd have probably had to build a crystal maths lab to pay for all of her treatment.
So the third book in my series 'Remain in Light' is out on the kindle and in paperback. The paperback on the first day cost £23, this went down to £12, and is now £10. I think Amazon is playing silly buggers.
There are more stories, but they're not going to be published unless there's significant interest in the series. The last one is a Spider-Man / Mission Impossible meld. I reckon there are four more books that could come out of it, plus a series of books from within the books and a final short story that could become a full novel, but it needs radically changing as I'm not happy with it.
I've got a couple of other stories, one is called Fifth Contact. It's about humanity's fifth contact with aliens. What about the first four contact? They were all made by one person, Ireland's first astronaut who has been lost in space for five years and then turns up at his mate's house and says do you think the Earth would be interested in joining an alien federation, but then is it really an Empire, and if it is then who is the Emperor and what species is he?
Anther is a fantasy story, whereby a medical student is in the post office picking up a parcel when there's a hold-up, and when a gun is pointed at his head, he wishes he could be somewhere else and suddenly he is!
For both of the above I need to work on the back stories and make sure everything is consistent and then I may get them published. There is nothing worse (actually there is), but it is annoying when there is a great idea for a story but the back story when you find out makes you go WTF. A recent example of this is The Maze Runner.
Both of the books have a lot more swearing in them, for instance, one of alien races in Fifth Contact is called the Bastards. But then people swear a lot these days.
One other thing, for British or British-based writers, want some free money? That's got your attention and it's not a con, I got £50 a month or so ago. Join ALCS, it's the copyright organisation, (see the link below) they collect copyright from books and divvy it up amongst their members. You have to pay a one off fee, but it comes out your first dividend, so you never actually have to pay anything.