Hello…my name is Randall and I’m a blogger.
It’s been four months since my last blog post.
Excuses? Got plenty. Want to hear them? Too bad, I’m telling you anyway.
October: Guest hosting The Passive Voice (Thanks, PG.)
December: Christmas/Family stuff
January: Total Office Remodel
February: I’m blaming February on Hugh Howey. He’s been distracting me, a lot.
Despite all of this I’ve managed to move out of the research phase of book five in the Jack Randall Series and actually get writing. As of today I’m about 25% done. Thinking of getting one of those progress bars to kick me in the ass let you know how it’s coming along.
What’s next for Jack? Who’s he going to face next? What about Sidney? Is Lenny going to appear again? What kind of car is Jack getting?
Alright, I get it. You want some info.
What can I tell you about book five?
In book five Jack will face an enemy that has been threatening the American way of life since its very beginning. An enemy that has been biding its time and just waiting for the chance to strike. An evil so close we don’t even see them coming. An enemy so polite it makes you want to slap them around.
That’s right. I’m talking about Canada.
Am I the only one who’s noticed that hockey stick production has tripled in the last few years? Now fueled up on tar-sand oil and Moosehead the Canucks are just massing at the border and ready to strike. I see it happening sometime after their battalion commanders return from the biathlon competition at the winter Olympics and before the polar vortex subsides. Logically, it’s their kind of weather. I expect them to charge across the border on armor clad polar bears sometime soon and just start checking us all into the boards. All we can hope for is that the coming spring brings enough heat to drive them back north. Hopefully they leave some beer behind.
No? Not buying that?
Well, there’s some truth in it. The next novel involves an attack on the country’s infrastructure, some of which involves our neighbor to the north. Since Jack’s new position involves him traveling around and evaluating key sites he gets mixed up in the whole mess and has to once again put on the war paint. Sydney, Greg, Larry and Eric are there with him and everyone’s favorite Interpol agent also has a role.
This one is fast. It starts that way and just ramps up till the end. So far I have skinny pirates, Finnish ship Captains, two teams of SEALS, the SAS, Muslim radicals, some cyberwarfare geeks, one-legged construction workers, and a pissed off congresswoman.
What could possibly go wrong?
I can’t give you a release date yet, so stop asking just know that I’m working on it. I’ll keep you posted.
By the way, thanks everyone for the feedback on the short stories. Looks like I’ll be doing another set of them for those who bitched constantly asked so nicely. I think the first one is going to be “Danny gets what he wished for” or something along those lines.
And yes, I’ll try to blog more.