unfinished novel meme
We’ll only include novels for which either I have a fragment written, or they’re connected to books that have at least a fragment written. So it’s more an “unfinished and potential novel” meme.
Onyx Court books
Potentially as many as four more, taking us up through the modern day, one century at a time. Dependent on both business considerations, and me coming up with actual ideas for the later ones. Fragments written for #3 (Georgian) and #4 (Victorian), both untitled, but nothing more.
YA trilogy, books #2 and #3
This stuff really needs proper titling. Sequels to the YA book I completed earlier this year. Which has, at best, a placeholder title right now.
Untitled sequels #2 and #3 to TNFNASOTS.
Which is to say, The Novel Formerly Known As SotS, which needs a new title in place of that acronym. Near-future urban fantasy.
Prequel to same. Recent-past urban fantasy. With genetics! And an actual title!
Sequels to Sunlight and Storm, which itself needs a rewrite. Fantasy westerns.
The YA book I jokingly thought up as a justification for my honeymoon cruise, then realized it wasn’t a joke.
Possible sequel to same.
Behind the Shadows
Within the Dark
Beneath the Light
Originally this would have been called the “Midnight Falls” trilogy, but the presence of an evil queen makes that echo Midnight Never Come too strongly. This is me having a big ol’ argument with epic fantasy.
A Natural History of Dragons
In Darkest Eriga
Voyage of the Beetle
Jewels of Heaven
Collectively, “The Memoirs of Lady Treydon.” Pseudo-nineteenth-century pulp adventure fantasy. With dragons and natural philosophy and other such things.
The Changing Sea
Interplanar Flying Dutchman pirate novel.
The Iron Rose
Political fantasy. Also, the book I’ve been about to write “any day now” for years.
The Mother of the End #1, #2, #3
Pre- and intra-apocalyptic fantasy. That is to say, the apocalypse, she be going on right now.
untitled Book of Kells thing
Has nothing whatsoever to do with the Book of Kells. Moderately comic thief fantasy.
One of the two SF novels I will almost certainly never write.
[untitled space exploration novel]
The other one.
Will all of those get written? No, probably not. And there are fragments of other things written that ultimately I decided to leave off this list, because honestly, they’re never going anywhere — or if they do, I’ll be terribly surprised. Not every idea from my freshman year of college deserves to see completion.
Why is it that the odds of a project having a title form a bell-curve, with its center some distance out from the things I’m actually doing right now?