Dark Arts is going to become a regular series of short novels, on average between 50,000 and 70,000 words each. The planned conclusion of the series will be in October, 2021.
Dark Arts II was supposed to be out on All Hallows' Eve this year, but I have outlines for nine books, not including the first one. I'm going to toss three of my least favourite outlines and write the rest, starting with Dark Arts II, which will be a little different from the standard horror novel.
Dark Arts I (available for free), was written for people who don't regularly read, so brevity, a quick pace and impactful imagery was my goal there. I'll continue that, keeping the books short, but the style may vary as needed while I always want these books to read at a quick pace.
Writing horror is a completely different experience for me, requiring more development time (which i've had over the last decade), but much less time to write. The first draft of Dark Arts 1 took only a few weeks.
There will be something to read on October 31 of this year. A story from Dark Arts II will appear on Patreon and be sent out as a mini-Ebook to subscribers that morning, so you'll still have something to enjoy on that special night.
Chaos Core and Spinward Fringe novels are still in the works, and you'll be seeing news about that on the blog soon, but if you want the most recent news, podcasts and free reading material, Patreon is the best place to visit.
Thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered Dark Arts II (No preorders through Amazon, sorry). The thrills and chills are coming!