I’m slowly (now and then) writing bits and pieces of this second part of The Balance. The book will have several threads (I haven’t decided precisely how many yet), and the way I’m writing makes it almost feel as though I’m creating more than one book at a time.
I’m moving from thread to thread to try to keep the context and time sequences more-or-less up to date, although I’m writing each thread in its own file. What I’ll do is to group the chapters and break them into segments, hopefully enough to keep the pace high, but not so disjointed that the reader loses track of the overall picture. It’s a challenge, and so it’s interesting.
I took a year off—and did not publish a book in 2018, although I did write a few short stories, two of which are prequels to what will be the book following The Balance—Disobedience (a supernatural thriller). I had posted a rough sort of short story (one of the two) called “Trampling on the Blood of My Enemies” (which may still be hanging around), although I think I’ll unpublish it for now and release it (for free) just before launching the book, sometime in 2020.