Author Steven Lake

Writing Update: Offworld - A Change in Direction
Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 8:03pm
Keywords: Books, Writing, Updates, Ideas, Schedule, Planning, Progress Report

Howdy again, everyone!  I just wanted to touch base again and let you know of a big writing breakthrough I've recently made.  For those of you in the know, you'd be aware that I had previously, for the past 18 months, been working on a sequel for my Offworld Chronicles series called "Planetfall".  Well, that series is dead.  The long and short of it is, I worked on it for 18 months and just couldn't make it work.  I did, however, get some nice, juicy ideas from the experimental writing I did, and those will now be moving over into a new sequel series I'm calling "After Offworld" that will cover the post-series events of The Offworld Chronicles that were left hanging at the end of the series.

The first of these is the question of what happened with Simon and his team, plus a few other little surprises you may not be aware of. :)  That book currently has the working title of "Homecoming" and is centered entirely around the members of Simon's team, and various other side, and supporting characters, including the Baroness (Susan Wheaton) and Maul Ratinar.  The rough draft of that book is done, and once I get a bit further in the cleanup, I'm going to start working on the next book, which has a working title of "The Weyrs of Offworld", which will cover the most race events from the viewpoint of the Dragons of Offworld.

The third, but not necessarily final book in that series, will be tentatively known as "The Rise of Offworld" and will cover the events of the planet of Offworld in general from the perspective of its citizens, and how they are adapting to a post Syndicate world where the controllers are no longer holding despotic control over everything they see and do.  Now they are free to expand and improve not only their technology, but also their cultures, towns, cities, kingdoms, etc.  There's still some members of Section 17 left, but they're more there to act as overwatch than being a major driving force in this new world.

Anyhow, I wanted to update everyone on that so you knew where things were going.  Also, as a small, unrelated footnote, I'm down to my last few edits on The Weaver's Forge (I know I'm behind on this, and missed my original release date, but better to be late, than send out an improperly finished work) and hope to be done no later than October 1st.  I can't guarentee that, but that's what I'm shooting for.  If I feel like the book needs more TLC, then I'll keep pushing it back until I'm happy with it.  Anyhow, that's all I had to report.  Thanks again to everyone who reads my works!  Love writing them, and I enjoy knowing that you've read and enjoyed them as well, as that makes me very happy!

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