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Posted by danielsullivan67@aol.com on January 21, 2021 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

A new name for the newsletter still forthcoming

As it says in the title, a better name is coming soon, hopefully in time for the February 2021 newsletter. Also working on making it look a bit more professional. This is the second newsletter, and I know that only a few of you are signed up, but I hope to continue improving the quality of the newsletter!

Though there is new content this month, it feels like I’m just repackaging a lot of the same content that I had in last month’s newsletter. As the year progresses, I will be announcing more new projects, and hopefully, new events!

Obviously, that last will depend on where we are with regards to Covid-19.

 

The Silver Liner Series

Work on the sixth book continues apace, and I finally feel like I’ve made some breakthroughs on the story. This book will end the Silver Liner Sextet. Is it really the end? I don’t know! I originally envisioned this as a continuing series of serialized space adventures. Needless to say, it became something more. Once this sixth book is complete, it may be the end, but again, even I cannot be certain!

More books set in the same universe are in the works, the first one having been published last year, “Better the Millstone”, which takes place in the same setting, but over a century later. Another will take place between books three and four of the Silver Liner Sextet, “The Cyber Secession”, which I have been working on now for over two years!

 

Better the Millstone sequel

This was a fun book to write, and I originally intended it as a stand-alone book. However, a follow up story came to me, and a sequel is well underway! I have a complete outline, the plot written from beginning to end. Now, I’m putting meat on the bones of this story.

Will it become another sextet?

Hard to say. Right now, if it does go beyond two books, its more likely to become the continuing series of adventure books that the Silver Liner sextet was originally intended to be.

 

The Goddess’ Eyes

My 2018 NaNoWriMo project is in its third draft, and I’m letting it sit for a little bit before going back through and expanding. I’ve managed to resist going beyond corrections for the most part, making sure of continuity and rewriting anything that either makes no sense or is awkward. When I pick it up again, however, I will be expanding and enriching the prose.

Hopefully, it will be ready for publication in 2022.

Shore Leave 42

The folks at Shoreleave have been in contact with me via e-mail, and it looks like the con will be held July 9th to 11th, 2021. We’ll see if it actually happens due to Covid, but I am planning to attend if it actually happens!

 

Happy New Year!

So, it’s a new year—Happy New Year! ’Tis a time of new beginnings, new year’s resolutions, and making plans. We’ve a new president, a new congress, and new opportunities to tell new stories!

I have updated my website for the first time this year. There will be many more updates, and new projects in the coming year. www.danielsullivanbooks.com

 

On a sadder note …

We have new celebrity deaths. Specifically, Mira Furlan, the actress who played Delenn on Babylon 5. Mira’s nuanced and flawless portrayal of the Minbari ambassador was one of the high points of the series, and a perfect companion to Bruce Boxleitner’s Commander Sheridan.

Mira Furlan touched a lot of people, and her passing is a tragedy. She will be missed.

 

Thank you all for reading through my rambling thoughts of January 2021. We’ll do this again next month!

~ Daniel