I’ve been fighting with the third Irregulars story for the better part of two years. Mostly because life interrupts, and I’ve also been working on my fantasy novel.

Then it hit me over the weekend. The story I was currently writing is not the third in the series. I don’t have the proper groundwork for the payoff. It needs to be later in the series.

So, I’m starting what should be the third Irregulars. And as I should have done before, at the very top of the manuscript is the mission statement of this story. What does it need to do in the larger narrative.

Hopefully, by this time next year, you all will be reading it.