2016 has been a pretty productive year for me (by my own sluggish standards anyway) with two novels, The House of Shells and The Paths of the World, published. Given it took me 12 years to write In the Absence of Light this is something of a gear change for me.
Overall I'm pleased with both books, however, in retrospect, I probably should have put The House of Shells on to the slow cooker and let it simmer a bit longer. I like it, and parts of it I like a lot, but I can't help feeling I've missed a trick with it somewhere. The Paths of the World, on the other hand, I've got the cigars out for, as it's a baby i'm very proud of. Hopefully it sets up the next Hawker's Drift book nicely and, even more hopefully, I can bring the series to a satisfying conclusion in the nextl book.
For 2017 the priority is to get the final Hawker's Drift novel written and published. The plan is to get A God of Many Tears out in the third quarter of 2017 and then move on to some of the other projects Ithat have popped into my head when I've been pretending to do the day job over the last few years. I doubt I'll manage two novels again next year, but I have got some shorter bits and pieces I've been playing with in my spare time, but they're top secret for now, so, unles you're a Russian hacker you'll have to wait a bit for those.
Anyway - have a very merry Christmas and a peaceful, prosperous and sane 2017.