I had Vyce ask me yesterday what other books and stories I’ve written, and where to find them. The short answer is that none of them are what I consider in a state I’d be comfortable sharing them. But I have some that I can dust off and potentially get to a point that I can allow them to be seen.
However, the question also made me wonder…what is it that people liked about Ancient Ruins? I’m looking at not just old stories, or Spells of Old and Halls of Power. I have the trilogy of Ancient Dreams solidly worked out to the end point (sure, the details in the individual books may vary as I write them, but the start and end points are set in adamantine). But what is it that you liked about it? How can I try to make my next series enjoyable to everyone who’s read Ancient Ruins?
To be perfectly blunt, I’ve done tons of ideas, and most of the writing I’ve done is half-assed or shit. The last few years have been better, but the one closest to completion, Sisters of Radiance, is way too close in themes to Ancient Ruins for my comfort, in that it also has a fair amount of slavery involved. Not in nearly the same manner, but it’s enough that I feel that releasing it next would get me somewhat typecast. The other one that’s relatively close is Through the Fire, which is…complicated. There’s an elf, and a dragon raids her hometown, she’s left for dead. But it’s also extremely different in theme in many ways.
I have others as well, but they are either too close in some ways (Sentient space station is too much like Sistina.), don’t have a solid theme, or are content that I would struggle to even be willing to publish under a pen name as erotica, they come from such deep, dark portions of my mind. I’ve mentioned I’m weird, right?
Anyway, just to reiterate. Please, tell me what you liked about my writing. That way I can choose which story will fit the bill best for after I finish the Ancient Dreams trilogy.