August 28th 2022 Update

Mistress of Chaos has been doing pretty well, and I’m happy to see that most people seem to like it! I’ve got some fun ideas for the next book, but it’s going to be a bit before I get to it. I really need to come up with a title… Daughter of Chaos seems like the most likely one at this point in time.

On current projects, Talyn: Descent is up to about 25,000 words, or a quarter of the length of Talyn: Rebirth. Approximately, anyway. It’s coming along quite smoothly, so I’m hoping that it’ll keep up at this rate. Embers of War has taken a solid back seat to them, but it’s up to about 146,000 words. More news about it below.

So… Embers of War. It started as a bit of fun, just trying to get a story out of my head while I worked on main projects. It has grown to way beyond that, and I’ve been debating how to handle it. One of the things that I loathe is leaving a series incomplete while I start on a new one. Yes, I know I’ve done it a couple of times, but I’ve been trying to wrap them up. That’s why Through the Fire, Beesong Chronicles, and Lilith’s Shadow are where they are, because I consider that a good stopping point.

At the moment I’ve got two ongoing series. Eve of Destruction is structured in a way that I’m not sure it’ll ever have a completion point, so I’m going to ignore that one (save for the fact I feel that the most recent book kind of needs a follow up quickly). Talyn’s Saga is the other. I consider finishing them, or at least getting to a good stopping point, to be vital. That’s why I came to a decision regarding Embers of War.

I won’t immediately be publishing Embers of War when it’s complete. Yes, I’ll be working on it, and getting it edited. I’m even going to work on the follow-up novel after that. I’m going to wait to publish it, and the follow-up books, until all of them are complete, if ever. I want to focus on the series which I know people enjoy and which need to be completed before adding something new to the mix. Besides, I might even be able to use them to get ahead of the curve, eventually! It’d be nice if they could help me smooth out the time between releases and make it easier to schedule artists and editors.

Anyway, that’s what I had to say this week. I hope you’re all doing well!

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