Queen of Ice is at just over 115,000 words, and I’m in the final stretch of the book. I expect to finish it today or tomorrow, though there’s no way I can guarantee that. Even then, this is only the rough draft. I expect to go through it to finalize the first draft this week, then to share it with my Alpha Readers.
I’m on track to get the book done in time for my November 12th release date, though it’s ended up longer than I anticipated, so I expect my editor is going to give me a few death glares for screwing with his schedule. I feel bad about that, I’ll freely admit.
I wrote a little on Heaven’s Fallen this past week, but not much, since I’ve been focused on getting Queen of Ice over the finish line. I’m still not entirely certain about the story, but that’s eased a little as well. We’ll see how it goes in the future.
Now, that being said… I’ve decided on the project I’m going to work on after finishing The Obsidian Palace. My ideas have been bouncing around for a while, and I think I’m finally ready to write the book about what happens to Tyria’s church after the end of Halls of Power. Currently I’m intending to title this Crisis of Faith, and I’m not certain how long the book will be. I’d claim that it’ll likely be rather short, at only 40,000-60,000 words… but every time I’ve estimated that low, I’ve been completely wrong. This story will probably be stand-alone, but I’m not putting a lot of faith in that. Sistina and Marin mugged me and forced me to write far more than I intended in the Ancient Dreams world to begin with, so I’m not going to make assumptions when I haven’t written a word of the story yet.
Anyway, that’s it for now! Also, remember that if you want to contact me, you can always email me or visit my Discord to ask questions if you don’t want to comment. I’m generally pretty willing to explain almost anything.