Work in progress: my next novel

Monkey and typewriter, brought to you by the Eastbay coupon page at http://www.scottsigler.com/eastbay-couponI’m halfway through the first draft of my next book, something completely new that isn’t even in the Siglerverse. I’m doing 3k words a day against a thorough outline. The full book is slated at 80k words.

That’s right, it’s not an INFECTED sequel, and it’s not a GFL novel or novella (I start GFL Book V in July, due for release in September, 2014).


It’s an interesting novel to discuss, as I can’t tell what it’s about or There Will Be Spoilers. If you’ve seen my panels at Dragon*Con or attended a SiglerFest, you may have heard readings of this book and some limited discussion as to what it is about.

Hints:
• Dungeons
• Coffins
• Blood
• Biting
• Things that sparkle

Caveats:
• No, it’s not a vampire book.
• I said it’s not a vampire book, goddamit!
DAMN YOUR EYES IT IS NOT A VAMPIRE BOOK!

The goal is to finish the first draft in a week, revise that draft in the last week of the month (a power read-through and polish), then kick it to my agent who already has plans for a content revision and for publishing targets.

We shall see, Xur … we shall see.

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  1. jokerdas

    I recall hearing a panel reading of that short story with the Jimmy Stewart voice!  That would be a fun one to read if that is the book you are working on.  Just because it will be in FIRE IS ORANGE, does not mean it cannot go full-lenght book.  You talked about doing that with Hunter Hunterson & Sons.

    Otherwise, it sounds a little medieval, like with dragons and stuff.  That would cover dungeons, blood and biting things.  Things that sparkle could be jewels and crowns, etc.  That would just leave coffins.  Non-Siglerverse is an interesting angle.

    Your dedication and discipline is super impressive!! I, too, am excited to read it!

  2. ratman19

    Whatever it is I am very excited to get something new. Although I would love to see Earthcore 2 or The Crypt 2 at some point this decade

  3. scottsigler

    @occupy_my_rocktopi: Correct, that story is “Laundry Demon” and will be in FIRE IS ORANGE short story collection. And it is not a “Siglerverse” story. 

  4. occupy_my_rocktopi

    I seem to recall a short story from you that involved a wizzard, his sock washing troll, and threats of being turned into the toliet bowl troll.  Or something along those lines.  Is this new book in that realm of “non-Siglerverse”?

  5. Amiko

    New stuff is good. Dungeons, blood, biting and sparkling things… sounds a bit like The Hobbit (or any D&D adventure).

    Not to pry or whine or anything, but is there any prediction about when there will be The Crypt book 2?

  6. TheManiacWoodpecker

    • Dungeons
    • Coffins
    • Blood
    • Biting
    • Things that sparkle


    Is it a classic Fantasy novel? Like Sword and Sorcery?

    Zombies? When you lit some Monster on fire, does that count as sparkling?

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