So where are we at? Well, ladies and gentlemen, we are still here writing up a storm. As some of you may know, we have completed the Zero-Point Awakening series. Series one is fully complete at a binge-worthy eight volumes. There’s also a prequel, Wunderkind which is one of the best books in the series in our not-so-humble opinion.
In other news we have updated the text of Splice and that updated text is now available with the new cover.
We have a warm place in our heart for the old cover, but the new one looks great and should do the trick nicely.
New Projects – Fantasy
After writing nine plus books one after the other we were understandably a bit burned out, so we have been focusing on new projects and trying to recover. One of the upcoming projects is code-named “Muni.”
It will be a Mark Lawrence, Will Wight-style action adventure/dark fantasy set in an analogue of Victorian England. This novel is still in the first draft phase, but progress is good and we believe it is currently at about 60% complete. Once that one is done we will be working on a brand new YA fantasy trilogy set in the Edwardian era – Code-named Phoenix. But more about that in the future.
For our readers who enjoy a good science fiction adventure, book two of our dystopian sci-fi series, Mindstorm is coming soon. The draft on that one is complete and we are proud to announce that we are doing a collaboration with one of our good friends and also a brilliant writer, JJ Segwis, on that and the final book in the series. Book 2 is currently titled Psyclone and we will announce ARC availability and release dates in due course. Book 3 of the series is in the planning stages but we promise it will be an amazing ride and a fitting end to the series.
We also have a brand-new space opera series dropping soon, so keep on the lookout for that!
And that’s it for now. We will come back in a few weeks with another update on where we are with these projects and much more. Thanks for reading and for your support!
A big week for us as we’ve released the penultimate book of the Zero-Point Awakening series. But more about that below!
Well, Damian can hear again, so that’s all done with. He’s now grafting alongside the long-suffering Andrew to get the first draft of book eight ready. It seems like an enormous job from this end of the plank, and to be fair, it really is. But we’re going to do it and get it out in time for you.
Other than that, Damian has been daydreaming about finally moving to Ireland. And both Andrew and Damian have been looking at guitars. Andrew might even build one! (with the emphasis on might)
We think when we actually can get out and go to conventions and stuff like that, we’ll have to take some travel guitars with us.
We’ve been talking about the future quite a lot over the last week, and there’s certainly no shortage of books we want to write. So we’ll be moving on to some new projects soon, and we’ll be publishing them more quickly than you might imagine.
For anyone who would like to talk to us or get the inside scoop on what we are doing or any of the books, you can catch us pretty much any time on our discord server (https://discord.gg/uApfJhw). We are putting up more information there and having some great discussions, so join in! If you are not on discord but would like to catch up we also have a Facebook group. Come along and say hi!
Welcome to another week! As you read this we will have completed the first draft of book (Beachhead). Yes! You heard it here first. Book 5 (Counterpunch) is currently winging its way out to our First Readers team (the intrepid group of awesome people who have volunteered to beta read for us). You know who you are and we cannot thank you enough!
In addition, we are most of the way through a rewrite of the story that originally introduced us to Stanley (for those of you who have not read the ZPA series yet, Stanley is a hairy character who appears in book 3). There is also another story which will shed some light on a period of Arthur’s life coming (not fully baked yet, but it won’t be long). We are thinking about putting these stories into a compilation. More on that when we get there.
We were really pleased with the response we received to the idea of us trying our hand at a space opera. We do have a draft of something that we are working on, but there is a lot more to go on that yet before it will be ready for the light of day. So let’s just say that this is a work in progress and leave it at that (yeah, we have a lot of those…).
In non-writing news, when we are not writing (or working a day job) we are spending more time on our discord server for writers (The INKubator). If you are a writer or a poet, or would like to be, feel free to drop by and say hi. It’s a group of great people and you will be most welcome.
Other than that, we are full steam ahead on the writing and now the editing of book 6. There is a lot to do yet to get it ready, so watch this space for updates.
That’s it for the opening. We have a lot going on in this week’s newsletter, including what we found on the internet this week (seriously weird stuff), a contest, a review of the winners from last week’s contest and our survey for the week. We love all your responses so please keep them coming!
We had more than either of us had time to respond to last week (sorry!) but we read every single one (with a lot of giggles).We also have some great stories to introduce to you from other authors as well as a promo you won’t want to miss.Please keep reading everyone and we will keep writing!
– Damian and Andrew, ZZ Adams
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