Sin– He’s doing another character conversation?
Clyde– You can tell he’s freaking out since he started the champions’ final book. Even with it being published next December, his confidence is shaking.
Darwin Slepsnor– I wanna go next! This way I can help people.
Sin– Better you than me. Hate to be the guy who comes after the last series. Imagine if it bombs? Then there goes all of Windemere.
Mystery Hero– At least he can talk about you three. I’m connected to Legends of Windemere and count as spoilers. Means I might get written next year, but not published until long after the final book. 2018 if I’m lucky and this guy is still doing the author thing.
Clyde– He does have that problem hanging over his head. None of us get a turn if he quits like everyone wants him to. Anybody remember those 10 years of him trying to balance a real job, family, and writing?
Sin– That was a nightmare. He didn’t even have the kid or other people around him at the time. I can’t really complain because he always made time for me.
Darwin– Me too. I’m very relaxing and fun. Helping people and having fun is all I’m about.
Savior– At least you guys are on the schedule. His superhero stuff is still a mess, so I hope he focuses on that long enough to get an idea.
Sin– That doesn’t even factor the fairies, the bounty hunter, the fighters, the historical tales, and whatever else is in his head. You notice that he’s having trouble recalling his ideas lately?
Clyde– I think this year took a lot out of him. Probably why 2017 will be mostly editing, outlining the next series, and only writing two new books. Maybe 3 if he decides to keep Bedlam going.
Darwin– Awww, I like that one. Maybe I can go help them.
Mystery Hero– Don’t even think about it, Slepsnor. The fantasy characters aren’t allowed to go to the Shattered States without permission. We have no business being there.
Savior– I hear rumors that Super Earth might return. All of the superheroes may be leaving Windemere if that’s true. That probably delays us even further.
Clyde– Okay. We have to see who’s going next. Sin is being patient since his stories connect to so many others. He’d have to be taking breaks between his stuff anyway. Elysium is off-limits for a bit since that connects too much to Legends of Windemere and all the others have problems. That leaves me and Darwin.
Darwin– I should go because I’m a happy hero.
Clyde– I’m going next.
Sin– And why is that?
Clyde– Because I’m tired of being left on the shelf. Any questions?