I plan on releasing the full SHIFT TENSE novel in trade paperback and ebook late this year, but I want to add bonus material to distinguish the separate release from the serialized portions. I was considering short stories centering on Poet9, Tam and Jace, and the Triplets prior to the formation of Eshu International.
I’ve got a killer one for Poet9, but any preferences or suggestions?
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More Triplets please!
Hey dude, good to hear from you. Hope all is well.
Planning on more Triplets. I’m hammering out the core idea now.
Some Tam Song backstory, especially the Taiwan stuff would be nice.
not strictly Eshu international but during muy current re-reading Running Black I keep thinking that a backstory (or a standalone) for Hester would be interesting
Gosh, thank you for commenting. And specially for re-reading RB.
Hester was conceived as a particularly ruthless, utterly focused character, the kind of agent whose existence is defined by the mission. That transformation, that forging of human being into single-minded, self-guided weapon would be difficult to explore and express well. (*opens new tab and makes note in E.I. file)
I have to admit the Eshu International world is on the back burner. Has been for some time. The thing about being an Indie writer without contractual obligation and only self-imposed deadlines is the freedom to pursue whatever inspiration strikes. That’s double-edged because I’m also never forced to knuckle down and mine what is actually a rich seam of ideas and characters. It’s a time and money thing: the funds aren’t flowing enough for me to write full-time, so it’s only me deciding how I spend spare hours at the keyboard.
But on the topic of older stories: I’m finishing the first half of a post-apocalyptic fantasy epic right now but plan to hammer out the next section of The Clar1ty Wars before year’s end. (Now I was contracted to develop a table top war game for a company in the U.K. but the lion’s share of that is complete, so I don’t anticipate obstacles or detours there.) I haven’t forgotten Eshu International though – it’s gestating. (at this rate, the next installment will be an absolute monster)
Anyway, thanks for the inspiration. Have an excellent day.