Well, it’s been about a month since I last talked about what I’m working on right now. Back then I had just finished Astrid Maxxim and the Electric Racecar Challenge and I was trying to decide which of five projects I would focus on first.
That question has been settled for the present. I’ve been hard at work on the next Robot Patience book. This is going to be a full length novel, in other words, about twice as long as the other books. The characters include not only Mike and Patience and the supporting characters that have appeared with them (Mike’s kids and Wanda the robot), but also quite a few characters from His Robot Girlfriend: Charity (Dakota, Mindy, Eliza, and of course Charity). However, make no mistake… Patience is the star of the book. I keep flip-flopping on the title. Right now, I’m back to A Great Deal of Patience.
The story grows out of events that happened in His Robot Girlfriend: Charity. Basically, as the world is divided in the midst of World War III, the Daffodil world is being divided into two camps as well. It will be interesting to see on which side all of our favorite robots find themselves. I’m not 100% sure yet myself, with the exception of Patience. This will definitely not be the last Robot Wife book. I already have a plot for at least one more.
As I write this, I’m about halfway through chapter 4. If I keep up the pace, I should be done with the first draft about the middle of May. Let’s see how I am at predictions for the year. May sounds good, because I would like to finish a third book this year. We’ll see. I’ll refer back to this post and compare in coming months. I had my first chapter all ready to present to my writers group, but at the last minute, couldn’t make it. Consequently, so far the only person to have seen any of it is my wife. And she’s only seen chapter one.