Queen’s Move is coming along nicely, and I currently have about 25,000 words done on it! While holidays could interfere, I’m fairly confident I’ll finish the first couple of drafts before the end of the year. I also have been working steadily on Webs & Wards, and might finish the rough draft by the end of November, though I’m not holding my breath on that.
I’ve also been asked about whether or not I’ll continue several stories in comments here and on Patreon, so I think I’ll reply here. First off, I do have plans to continue Through the Fire, but I’m not certain when that will happen yet. While I love the story of Ruethwyn and her friends, at present it’s the least successful of my series, so it’s a little farther down the queue due to that. I’m sure a few people have missed that Queen’s Move is book 3 of Lilith’s Shadow, so I’ll just mention that here, and I intend to write book 4 immediately afterward.
Broken Chains came up as well, along with a short story I shared on my Newsletter last year, named Second Contact (previously Angelic Ruins, until I realized that it was rather close to Ancient Ruins). I have a rather large extension of Broken Chains written, but I felt that sharing it when it didn’t have a reasonable stopping point like the short story did wouldn’t be for the best. I would like to continue it, but there’s only so many hours I can write a day without burning out. Second Contact is a concept I love (super-brief description: Elves, magic, and space-angels with plasma cannons.), but unlike the other stories I don’t have a solid destination for a series. Some vague ideas, but no more.
I’m not going to comment directly on extending Ancient Dreams after Crisis of Faith, except to say it could happen, but there’d likely be a time-skip of sorts. The book isn’t out yet, after all! Mantles of Power… I originally intended to finish the series where it is, to be honest, but I realized that it was something I could expand upon eventually. I have no current plans for that, but it’s possible.
However, all of that (except for the next books of Lilith’s Shadow, 3-6) is subject to change. If you readers particularly like something and want to see more of it, let me know! Leave reviews, because that’s one of the things I look at when gauging the popularity of a series. I honestly get communications from maybe ten to twelve readers with any regularity (including my Discord server!), and most of the time only a handful of them a week, so I’m guessing on what all of you might like, among my dozens of ideas that I’d like to write.
I’m very open to chatting with people or hearing what you’d like. One of the things I’ve told myself is that I want to be approachable as an author. So if you want to contact me, feel free!