What I’m Working On

I’m currently trying something new in the hopes of speeding up my writing process. Instead of working on a single project, I’ve got several stories I’m writing at the same time. The hope is that when I get stuck on one story, I can go work on a different one until I get unstuck; thereby continuing forward progress on a regular basis. That’s the hope, anyway. Fingers crossed!

So, what are the projects currently under way?

  • THE JAGUAR KING – Book 3 of the Weathermages of Mystral series
  • Bel’s books – Fading Lands novel starring Belliard vel Jelani. I actually started it a few years ago and was going gangbusters but had to switch over to THE SEA KING. Frustration and delays ensued, as you all know. But I’m continuing to work on Bel’s story.
  • Melliandra short story(ies)/novella – Fading Lands story(ies) featuring our favorite little Eld girl. I’m not really sure if this project will be a novella, a full length novel, or a series of short stories yet, but I’m working on it and having so much fun
  • Untitled Fading Lands novel featuring the Sief of the Pale (the icy land north of the Feyls). This will either be a novella or a full length book. Not sure yet.

    My BFF Karen Rose and I having a running joke. We both tend to be, uh, wordy. (I’m talking 180,000-235,000 word “bug cruncher” novels.) Then she was asked to write a novella. Her “novella” ended up being 130,000 words, which is the top end range of 400page novel. Her publisher said, “I have an idea! Write novellas from now on!” LOL. Since the last time I set out to write a novella, I kept struggling to keep it to 40,000 words (max novella length), I think we share that problem too. So, I’m hoping to write a novella, but it may end up being a full length book. Not “epic” (ie., bug cruncher length), but still full-length.