December 30th 2018 Update

There’s not much time left in 2018, and I don’t have a ton to update, since I’m waiting on the editor for The Obsidian Palace. That said, looking back on this year, it’s been a little insane for me. I put out Marin’s CodexDown with the Queen, the Ancient Dreams OmnibusThe Avatar’s Flames, and Queen of Ice. If I exclude the omnibus (which did take a fair amount of my time), that’s four books, and each of them are fairly sizable.

Even if I ignore all of those, I’ve done a lot of other work this year, trying to figure out a better workflow for myself. Not all my experiments have been a success, but that’s why I try new things. Starting my Patreon gave me a new avenue to share drafts, which helped me build motivation to finish Heaven’s Fallen, and the story is up to 70,000 words. I’m not sure how long it’ll be, but it might be shorter than Born a Queen. We’ll have to see.

I’ve also been experimenting with other story ideas lately, in addition to slowly re-reading Ancient Dreams. I have a decent idea of what I’m doing with Crisis of Faith, and am making note of characters who need to come up in the book. I’ve been toying with a quasi-LitRPG book idea, which likely won’t happen anytime soon. However, here are my plans, as of this moment (all things being subject to change).

  1. Crisis of Faith is to be written in the first quarter of 2019. I don’t know if I’ll succeed, because my muse is a fickle thing, but I’m going to do my best to get this out. I’m fairly confident I’ll manage.
  2. I want to get out Heaven’s Fallen. I don’t know how much of a priority I can make it, though. It’s an odd story, but I have some plans for it, and titles I love for follow-up books.
  3. Return to Lilith’s Shadow. This may take up most of my year, if I’m being honest. I find writing in a semi-modern setting to be harder than fantasy, but I love the characters and setting.

Anyway, that’s it for now. I hope everyone has a great remainder of 2018!

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