My writing year has not gone as planned. But that’s typical. My best laid plans never seem to come to fruition. The muse won’t let it happen.

What the fickle muse seems to be saying to me is: “Finish your Middle Grade sci-fi adventure series!” I had intended on completing two adult sci-fi adventures this year, but in deference to Fick (let’s name my muse that), I will change my plans.

What does this mean?

It means I will write 3-7 relatively short MG novels, around 20K-words each, and I will release them when they are ready, hopefully no later than next January. Perhaps earlier. It depends on Fick. If I feed him well and give him plenty of sleep, he should cooperate. (I really think it will be sooner than January 2022, but I know by now not to over promise.)

What is it about?

I’m not ready to reveal all the shiny details yet. I feel the need to keep some major details under wraps. However, I’ve written a blurb for the first story, which is already finished.

Here’s the blurb:

Daniel and his family group live in the caves on Regos, which is a moon of the gas giant Obscura and is rich with the energy-producing mineral vitalis.

On Regos, the night lasts fourteen Earth-days, and when it ends, Obscura blocks the sun for seven more days.

During his precious few daylight hours, Daniel explores the mountains surrounding the nearby mining colony, Port Vie. He enjoys his routine, but it is about to change. The vitalis is waning.

He and his family group must find more vitalis, or face the daunting task of living without it, all while defending themselves against the ruthless leader of Port Vie.

Do Not Fret!

If you’re looking for some new sci-fi, I’ve got your back. While working on The Three Sons, I plan to release my sci-fi short story collection. I don’t have an exact date, but it will be SOON. I just need to order another proof copy and make some minor updates to my ebook. After I’ve tied up all the loose ends, I will announce the release date. Thank you for your patience!

J.E. Tescher




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