Just wanted to give an update to my science-fiction novel, Maiden. The first three chapters won the 2018 Strongest Start contest. A full first draft is posted on the site if you're interested--just know that the contest chapters are the more recently revised of that full draft. And that full draft is...really rough.
Maiden is slated for revision and release around June, 2023. I have a novella and novel ahead of it--these are also already written but need extensive revision. (I just started Null Warden--the first revised portion has been posted.) One of the prizes winning the contest was having those three chapters reviewed by an industry professional. She made pointed and helpful suggestions, and I'm pretty psyched to head into those revisions. I also plan to pen a short story to expand upon the history of Brethren Space--who the humans are and how they ended up where they are. It'll be a reader magnet at the end of Maiden--sign up for my newsletter and receive a free short story. You know the drill. I will share the cover for both when I have them to show.
I first started Maiden way back in 2011 or 2012, and put it aside when I decided I just wasn't ready to finish what I'd started--roughly 11,000 words down the drain. I'm pleased with the progress I've made with the manuscript thus far, and can't wait to share the final story with everyone as the time approaches.