Friday, July 27, 2018
The Writing Life - Where are we now?
At 30,000 words in I left my work in progress, Servants of the Legacy, alone for about a week. It wasn't intentional. I recently experienced several unrelated tragedies in my family and that, combined with a very hectic schedule left me short on both imagination and time.
To be honest, as I made my morning coffee today, I wasn't sure if I was yet redy to continue. Then, like a bolt from the blue, it hit me! An expected plot twist that will change the entire outcome of this book came to me from whatever hidden force places these stories in my head and coerces my hands to commit them to an empty page.
It's always exciting when these things happen and I am now busting at the seams to complete this book.
Once Servants hits the shelves, it will be on to the next and what an exciting next step it will be! The Wisdom of Coyotes is selling very well so it's only right for me to get the next installment underway.
Part two is nothing more than an idea brewing in the dark recesses of my psyche, but it's working title is, The Rise of the Queen, and I've been putting together some ideas for the cover art.
My plan is to end Wisdom with three installments. Only time will tell if three is enough to complete the journey of Jimmy Blackfeather.
Still more to come!
There are still more works simmering on the back burner. The X Collective will come after Wisdom II. This is my WIP about a hoard of zombies who learn through a collective intelligence until their overwhelming hunger for flesh and superior intellect cause them to evolve in to a super predator.
Then, perhaps, Wisdom III or my fun little novella entitled, "Hathor - The Many Lives of a Mystical Cat". This work follows the adventures of the mystical feline familiar of Mrs, Doris Dean in the first Not Forgotten Book - Lilly's Story.
So, expect a very eclectic collection to come in the near future. As always, you're welcome to sign up for my mailing list. You will receive monthly updates and a quarterly bonus story written exclusively for members!