Outcast is out there and selling reasonably well considering I'm not promoting it.
In the mean time, if I'm not promoting, presumably I'm writing E3.
For some reason, Echo's muse just isn't visiting me at the moment. I have a vague idea of where it might go, but I don't know how to get there. Outcast was a bit like that, so I just wrote some stuff and, in the end, it was OK. Actually I quite like Outcast and think it might be a better book than Echo. There are certainly less typos.
So, here's a big announcement. For the one or two of you that are looking forward to the close of the trilogy, I'm sorry but you're going to have to wait longer than expected. Instead of writing E3, I'm writing something else.
The provisional title is War Crime. It's a story about a team of war crime investigators who are called in when a mass grave containing the bodies of an entire village is discovered. It's on a planet where the soil is reddish and gritty, the grass a sort of blue green.
One or two of you might now be thinking - hang on - isn't that...? On the off chance you're firing up your kindle or equivalent, somewhere around chapter 16 is where you need to look.
A new set of characters to get to know. I don't have much of a feel for them yet, but I suspect I'm going to be unduly influenced by Scandinavian police procedurals having just read the novel version of The Killing, and possibly with a touch of Criminal Minds. In space.
I might do more with aliens this time. They hardly appeared in Echo. But then they might be too hard.
Anyway, I'm not lost, I'm just going somewhere different.