I really hadn't thought much about what's next until a reviewer asked.
I am working on the story that falls after "First Cruise" and before "Third Mission." It's about Steward riding along with a Marine unit when they attack a Sa'arm-held planet. It's starts with the kind of gentle comic tone that I seem to fall into when writing these stories, but the combat and aftermath of combat are pretty grim.
Well, somebody has to man the trade mission, selling "Genuine Dirt" artifacts to the Elder Species of the Confederacy. Eddie can't offload shipments himself.
I wonder about the next set of concubines that will be brought into the clan.
And somewhere there is a backstory to Ruth. She is so sweet, but it's bittersweet.
Let's just hope I don't play with these stories for three years like the first ones!