Update on C.L. Wilson’s WIPs

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Hey everyone!

Thank you so much to everyone who has been waiting so patiently for my next book. I have been receiving many emails and messages asking for a status update, and although I have been keeping my FB friends updated, I thought I’d better post a blog and website update as well.

For those of you who may not be aware, I lost my father two years ago, and I basically stopped writing for eighteen months. When I finally got back on an even keel, I focused on getting back into the writing groove, and for the first time ever, I successfully won National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) by writing 50,000 words in one month! That 50k was new words on JAGUAR KING! YAY! So the next complete novel from me should be JAGUAR KING, and I hope to have news on that relatively soon.

I currently have several stories in progress. Though my main focus is working on JAGUAR KING, I have several other manuscripts started. 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. I’ve received quite a lot of mail asking for an update on this. I currently have 138,000 words written, but have another 30,000-50,000 words to go before it’s done. After that I have to spend several months revising before I submit for publication. I will keep you apprised as the situation changes and will post scheduled release date as soon as I have one!
  • 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.
  • Untitled Earth Girl Meets Alien book. As part of my grief-therapy reading binge, I started reading sci-fi romance and fell in love. I have started one of my own, which I’m really enjoying, though it will probably be self-published under a pseudonym since its much different from my other work

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Jeannie Fitzgerald

  on October 2, 2020 : Reply

I’m sorry to hear of your loss but know you’ll come through it! I’m an avid reader since I was a child and learned to read. When I discovered your books they spoke to me and you’ve become one of my favorite authors. I give you all good thoughts and wishes that you continue thrilling us all with your words. I’m headed back now to reread The Sea King for like the 6th time!!

Rebecca Grant

  on September 26, 2020 : Reply

I just finished a re-read of your Tairen Soul books, found you on Facebook and have been reading your posts. I was so happy to see this update and discover that you are writing more books set in the Fading Lands! I’m so looking forward to Bel’s story and is it too much to hope that Gaelen gets a story too…maybe he ends up with Meliandra?😊 Either way I’ll happily read whatever you publish. All the best, Rebecca Grant

Julie feeney

  on September 10, 2020 : Reply

Dear ms. Wilson,

I am re reading the weather mage series and looked on here to see if there might be hope for a release. I am a teacher and your books are great stress relief.

I read about the loss of your father. I am so very sorry. My own father has been very ill for some time. Everyone’s grief is different but I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you. Sometimes I don’t know what is worse, to lose your father suddenly (like my partner) or to have your father longer and witness his suffering. It’s terrible no matter what. I hope that your journey to heal is full of loving memories. I tell my toddler about what my dad used to be like when his mind was still there and am committed to share this with him.

Take care,
Julie

C.L. Wilson

  on September 24, 2020

I appreciate that so much. Dad left a big hole in all of our hearts. And I’d hoped to make a lot more progress this year on my books, but Mom’s health has taken a downturn as well now. Trying to get back into the writerly swing of things. I apologize for the long, long delays.

Deborah

  on September 7, 2020 : Reply

Looking forward to your next new endeavor.

Rachel O’Hearn

  on August 17, 2020 : Reply

I am sorry for your loss.
Thank you for the update. I, for one, love wordy novels so long as it’s substance. Reading your books over the years brings me joy; I hope you are returning to a place where writing them brings you joy.

Denise Nicole Schiller

  on August 4, 2020 : Reply

I’m so sorry for your loss.

I just finished The Sea King and afternoon that Epilogue was happy to see that another book is in the works. Looking forward to it.

Welyne M. Thomas

  on August 1, 2020 : Reply

Love your work. Hope you find your rhythm again after such a loss.

Lindsay Hermanson

  on July 31, 2020 : Reply

I’m currently starting the Sea King after finishing Winter King recently. I’m very excited to hear you have the 3rd book in the works and over the moon about several returns to the Fading Lands. Love your work!
Lindsay

Christina

  on May 29, 2020 : Reply

Hi! Love your books! Wondering if there will be a continuation to the series of the Winter King and the Sea King? Thanks!

Catryna

  on May 8, 2020 : Reply

I am so thrilled that there will be more Fading Lands Stories, I love all your books so MUCH

Krista Jones

  on May 8, 2020 : Reply

Hi, I’m so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I can’t imagine what you went through, and continue to go through, with that steadfast rock no longer there.
I just wanted to let you know I’m one of the many who are eagerly awaiting your next work. I can’t wait to read it, whichever one it is, lol.

Victoria

  on April 25, 2020 : Reply

I enjoy reading sci fi romances. I hope you’ll let readers know what the pseudonym will be.