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I have one hell of a publishing schedule outlined for the coming year: one book every month of which eight will be novellas and four will be novels. And all of those will be in the Voidships steampunk universe.

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So we're almost two weeks into NaNoWriMo and I have written just over 21,000 words of the fourth Maliha Anderson book (the target is 50,000 by the end of November). As previously mentioned I do like a deadline.

I've been serialising a story called Journey into Space as part of the #saturdayscenes initiative over on G+ (the only social network I use extensively). And some other writers have been doing readings from their work and I thought, why not?

As I said I'd been writing my work-in-progress, I thought you might be interested in reading the first paragraph:

Yesterday I wrote a thousand words of the next Maliha Anderson story on the train and this evening I wrote another two thousand.

I'm in the process of building the next (fourth!) Maliha Anderson story Wind from the East and I've known from the outset that this is going to be the most complex one so far - structurally and emotionally.

So, here's the deal:

I've made Murder out of the Blue free on Story Cartel.

The idea of Story Cartel is that, if you sign up (for free), you can download the book, read it and then provide an honest review.

Now that Halo Round the Moon is finished I have begun planning the fourth story for Maliha Anderson and William Albert Valentine Crier (known to his friends as "Bill", and to Maliha as "Valentine", his least-favourite forename).

The main writing is now complete on the third Maliha Anderson story Halo Round the Moon so it's going into the edit process and while it's a little behind schedule I'm not too troubled because it's turned out so well. I'm extremely happy with it.