I've been asked several times about the direction of the wizard scout story arc and how many books it will be.
Instead of continuing to answer individual queries, I thought I'd write a blog entry instead.
Although I haven't mentioned it anywhere, The Intergalactic Wizard Scout Chronicles is a set of 4 trilogies with books 1 through 3 being the Academy Trilogy, and books 4 through 6 being the Empire Trilogy. I know it doesn't say that anywhere, but that's how I have it in my mind. Although each of the 4 trilogies are part of the larger story arc, each trilogy is intended to have closure. In other words, no cliffhangers. Of course, there will still be some unanswered questions about the larger story arc, but hopefully nothing earth shattering at the end of each trilogy.
So, what are the 4 trilogies?
The Academy Trilogy, Books 1 through 3, is about Rick's time at the Intergalactic Wizard Scout Academy.
The Empire Trilogy, Books 4 through 6, covers Rick's time as a wizard scout for the Empire.
The Trecorian Trilogy, Books 7 through 9, is about ....? Well, I think I should keep that a secret for now to avoid any spoilers.
The Armageddon Trilogy, Books 10 through 12, covers the battle for the 3 galaxies. (If you like massive, intergalactic battles, it's the trilogy for you.)
I am aware a 12 book series is an ambitious undertaking, and if I was a reader, I might wonder, "Hmm. How long is it going to take him to finish?"
Well, as you may (or may not know), I have a full-time computer programming job. Consequently, I write in my spare time. So, it takes me about 6 months to finish each book. However, I am seriously considering taking up writing as a full-time profession. If I am able to do that, then I should be able to write a new book in the series in about 4 months. And, really, 3 books a year is about as fast as I can go and still put out a good story, which is as important to me as I'm sure it is to you.
So..., there's the plan and the timeline in case anyone is curious.
Thanks for listening.