The above was tonight’s dinner: TACO LASAGNA. It was a hit like last night’s Bourbon Chicken, which I forgot to take a picture of. In my defense, I was too busy eating the meal and remembering how damn good that homemade bourbon sauce is. The rest of the week is tame here, but I’ve realized a few things and have some changes:
- With my son getting Thanksgiving off from school, I probably shouldn’t try to edit Book 7 until that’s over. Taking this week off puts me a bit behind the 8-Ball there. I could feasibly do it, but it would be a close call. Final decision will be made when I get to Friday.
- With my son having a lot of time off in December, I won’t be starting in on editing Book 8 or writing Book 9 until January. Book 9 won’t be out until next December as long as things stay timely. Next summer might be the thing that really slows me down.
- (Jason revelation) The portraits of the Legends of Windemere covers will be shifting more toward scenes. A new character may be featured or focused on, but Jason wants to portray the tone of the book from here on out. I agree since ‘Curse of the Dark Wind’ is really where a tone shift happens and there’s only one more MAJOR player to introduce. This means some characters may be getting two covers throughout the series.
- It REALLY sucks having a story that I can’t discuss with anybody. This isn’t the bounty hunter or anything that ‘simple’. I’m talking about my grand finale, last book, closing up everything, might not live long enough to actually do this, I had this plan before Marvel started doing their big movie universe idea. I’m talking about the last book that will ever be written of Windemere. All surviving heroes and villains will be coming together for a last hurrah where a few plots that run through the book series will come to a head and the Age of Heroes will close.
The problem stems from nobody knowing ALL of the series except me and I’d need to trap someone in a room with my notebooks to come even close. I also don’t know exactly who will live and die throughout all the series. Each chapter of this book will focus on a hero or villain that is a major player, but I don’t really have the cast right now. Will Luke Callindor be involved? Will Nyx still be around for this? Will Clyde be on the good guy or bad guy side? Who will I kill off since everyone is fair game here? So many questions and I have no sounding board even if I talk to myself. It’s been driving me nuts all day and this is really just to vent about it. I’m unclear if a situation like this is common or I’ve made my own personal, unique author hell. It’s something that will form as the series are written and concluded, but I guess part of me is still scared I’ll die before I get to it and somebody will attempt the finale with half-assed notes.