My next book and how I’m writing it…

I’m trying something new on my work-in-progress Glory Boy.  I’m usually a seat-of-my-pants plotter, which means I usually only plan out a chapter or two ahead and instead let the characters and the flow of the story guide where the plot goes.  But since Glory Boy is the story of Caleb Mitchell’s experiences during the War with the Tahni, I know exactly what happens already and it’s set in stone, as I have referred to those experiences many times in the Birthright trilogy.
So, this time around, I have outlined every chapter ahead of time and it seems to be working out all right so far.  I’m about 17,000 words into the book after a WEEK, which is some kind of freaking record for me.  If I keep going at this rate, I’d expect to be done with it in three months or so, unless some unexpected block occurs.
Stay tuned…

Official plot description for Enemy of My Enemy


Here’s the plot description for Birthright Book 3:  Enemy of My Enemy–

Caleb Mitchell, Deke Conner and Kara McIntire return in the latest novel in the star-spanning Birthright series.  Travelling back from their mission to the Northwest Passage, having closed off that corridor into our part of space to alien invasion, Cal Mitchell and his friends are now faced by a threat closer to home.

When the former DSI commando Robert Chang, known as Cutter, had deceived them into helping him find the legendary Northwest Passage, he’d used all of his resources for his set-up—including replacing a few key military officers with genetically duplicated copies made in his lab and under his control.  Cutter is gone, but his organization remains…and so do the replacements.

Now, someone Cutter left behind is using those replacements in an attempt to reignite the war between the human Commonwealth and the Tahni Empire.  Tahni insurgents have launched terrorist strikes against the Commonwealth military, initiating a cycle of reprisal and escalation, spurred on by the duplicates in the military.  When Cal, Deke and Kara bring together what remains of their old Glory Boy commando group in an effort to investigate, they’re attacked by both sides.  It will take all their skill to overcome the conspiracy and expose the ones behind it.

And to convince the Tahni that the enemy of their enemy is not necessarily their friend…