Current writing progress

Just to let people know, the final draft of 1824: THE ARKANSAS WAR has been accepted by Del Rey, so that’s done. I’m just finishing 1635: THE CANNON LAW at the moment, and should have that turned in next week. At that point, I’ll take a short break from novel writing in order to:

First, I need to finish three short stories for Jim Baen’s UNIVERSE:

— The first episode of “Fish Story,” which I’m writing with Andrew Dennis and Dave Freer. That’s scheduled for the first issue, coming out at the beginning of June.

— “The Realm of Words,” a solo story set in my Joe’s World universe, which is scheduled to appear in the second issue.

— “Crawlspace,” a novelette Dave Freer and I are writing, set in our Rats, Bats & Vats universe. That’s currently scheduled for the fifth issue of the magazine, coming out in February 2007.

At that point, I’m going to the Nebula Awards in Tempe, AZ, following which my wife Lucille and I will be visiting my mother and sister in Las Vegas. We’ll be back around the middle of May. I plan to catch up on a lot of the editing work for JBU on the trip.

Once I get back, I’ll be starting on 1634: THE BALTIC WAR. Dave Weber will also be at the Nebula Awards, so he and I will have a chance to touch base there before starting the novel.


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3 Responses to Current writing progress

  1. Robert Leary says:

    I was just reviewing (mentally) the authors note in the hard copy of the RoF (The hard copy and that of 1634 G A have been “loaned out” years ago). I seem to recall that you promised the 1634 Baltic War for that fall. Has my mind turned to mush or what? Love those ARC’s. I not only get to sneek a peek, but get to correct the obvious typo’s (I download .rtf’s). I promise not to hold my breath for TBW if you argee not to hold your breath for free proof readings (I’d never get a copy then). By the way WHAT DO YOU MEAN START THE NOVEL?

  2. Eric says:


    I guess I lied. Look, mutter, YOU oughta try getting my schedule to mesh with Dave Weber’s. Gah.

    I wrote that author’s note in RoF a long time ago, and the date I gave seemed reasonable at the time. It just didn’t work out, that’s all.

    I’ve just started work on THE BALTIC WAR. What’s more to the point, Baen Books now has it definitely scheduled for publication in May, 2007.


  3. Stuart says:

    I just discovered these books at the end of July 06, and I think I might go into withdrawal if I dont get the baltic war! Well, I guess I can start on all the Gazettes… I hear that paris gets bombed in the 2nd one.

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