... and all that.
Finished the first draft of an outline for the next Jao novel and sent it to senior author Eric Flint. We don't have a contract for it yet, so this is all preliminary and "on spec" so to speak, but I believe when the sales figures for The Span of Empire are available for review, Baen will give Eric a contract for a sequel. And if we have the outline done by then, the writing will commence immediately, which will mean it will be done quicker.
Have first drafts of a couple of new 1632 stories done, entitled Requiem for the Future and Lex Talionis. Both of them feature Marla Linder and Franz Sylwester--the first new stories I've written with them as the protagonists in a lot of years. They will probably land in The Grantville Gazette, but they need some work still, so they haven't been bought yet.
My current new project is a sequel to my story The Quiet Man, which is a non-1632 story that was published in Jim Baen's Universe magazine back in 2007. The working title is The Wrench in the Monkeyworks. My goal is that it be a bit of a puzzle story, but also be well-laced with humor.
I'm told that my 1632 book Essen Defiant, a short novel collaboration with Kim Mackey which is a direct sequel to his book Essen Steel, will be published by Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press in the very near future. I haven't seen the cover yet. I'm looking forward to it.
And there are a few things still under development that I can't talk about yet, but I will reveal as soon as I can.