As you may have noticed (since I mention it constantly), I tend to spend a lot more time on the robots than the vampires, despite the title of this blog giving vampires top billing. The robots have just been very persuasive.
The vampires have finally struck back. In my last post, I discussed an upcoming sci-fi project called Princess Robot Commander. I've since decided that this story will now be a trilogy. While this is great news and I am happy that one of my joke ideas took on a life of its own, I have had to shelve it. Why? Because I am not ready for an epic of epic proportions just yet. And no, that wasn't a typo, I just didn't feel like hitting the thesaurus right now.
Instead, for the time being, I am going back to work on a series that I have abandoned several times in the past. This one is called, for the time being, Chaos in Blackbird. It is 100% pure urban fantasy with absolutely no science fiction elements. There will be magic. There will be supernatural heroes. There will be paranormal creatures including, but not limited to, vampires, demons, angels, werewolves, and fairies. But there will not be robots.
I am not abandoning my epic space robot story. I am just giving it time to marinate on the back burner for some time while I immerse myself in an imaginary Midwestern town that happens to have an overabundance of crazy. Believe me, it's time. I've had the foundations for this one bouncing around in my brain since the early nineties. I have five stories outlined at the moment. My goal is ten books for this series. Lofty, I know, but I am not going to attempt to write them all at once. I will put out at least three or four of them before I go back to check on the princess. If she's ready to be written, she will let me know.
So, unless the robots rise up and take control of my brain once again, this is the season of the vampire. Oh, and once again, forget everything you already know. These are not the genetically modified superhumans that I created for the Eyes series. These are blood sucking creatures of Chaos. And I can't wait to introduce them to you.