As the near the end of Part IV, it is becoming more and more clear that this will be the final installment of the Foreign & Domestic series. As a result, Part IV will be longer than the previous Parts and this is mainly due my desire to tie things off. The story lines and character arcs are dovetailing and closing nicely, so that's good.
It has been a lot of fun writing this series, but it's time to move on.
I'll still be writing so don't worry about that. I think, moving forward, the next several works will be stand alone pieces. First and foremost, I want to re-read the first three parts, give them a thorough review, and prep them (and Part IV) for the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) (scroll down and read the May 30th posting). After that's done, I'd like to complete the two non-fiction works that are currently in process (see the Works in Progress page). Once that stuff is done, I have several pieces that I've already started so it'll be kinda fun to pick and choose what I do next.
Finally, I think it's safe to say that I'll be sticking with the genre. It's been good to me and I enjoy it. That being said, look for some original storylines dealing with the aftermath of various events not related to the 'big two' - financial collapse and EMP, when I start writing the stand alone fiction pieces.
Lessons learned from the Foreign & Domestic series... writing a series is really exhausting.