While I consider my blog post yesterday cute, it wasn’t terribly informative to others, so I thought I’d give a more substantial update today.
This morning I finished listening to the audiobook recording of Ancient Ruins. As always in a work of that length, there were some errors. I listed them and sent them off to the producer, and hopefully they’ll be fixed in short order. I will state that there were more errors in my writing than they made in the recording, so there’s that. Definitely going to listen to the next story with text-to-speech the next time around.
I’m not quite in the right mental space to write Halls of Power with the release of Spells of Old bearing down on me, so I decided to work on a short story/novella. This will be regarding the original Sistina Constella, as she meanders about with Avendrial in her pendant. If you consider that a spoiler, considering it’s in the prologue of Ancient Ruins, I don’t know what to say. Anyway, the story isn’t going to have much conflict to it. Sistina lived a mostly peaceful life, so this is partially just a worldbuilding and relaxing story. I’ll probably send out the chapters over a couple of months to my mailing list once I’m done, and when I have my second short story for Marin done (no you don’t know who she is, unless you were on my ARC team), I’ll probably bundle them together and publish them as a set. Maybe add a third… I don’t know.
All that being said, I’m both ecstatic and afraid of the release of Spells of Old on Saturday. This is so much different than with Ancient Ruins because people have actually read my books before. Then, I at least had the protection of anonymity. I hope people enjoy it, though.