So, now I have to think about the future. Not only for the next series since we’re a month or two away from the hopeful release of Legends of Windemere: Path of the Traitors. That series will come to an end, so I don’t have to worry about that. I do have to think about Ichabod Brooks.
I have about 10-12 other short stories that didn’t get written for The Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks. People voted on what sounded interesting and I took the top 11. It didn’t mean the other ones were getting tossed aside though. I want to write them at some point. Maybe not next year, but eventually. 2018 still feels like it’s going to be an epic mess to me since I’ll have a new series to start up and it sounds like the natives consider the end of Legends of Windemere to be a sign that I should retire. So, I definitely have time for this.
Did I have something in mind? Yes, and I was curious what people thought of these future collections:
- Another collection of Ichabod Brooks stories.
- A collection of Mrs. Brooks stories. I’ll have introduced her at the end of the previous collection.
- A collection of Ichabod Brooks stories that all connect to a plot against his family and officially ends his tales.
- A collection of Morgan stories with an Ichabod Brooks cameo. Not certain about this one because I’m still considering giving her the lead in the trilogy/one-shot/collection that focuses on a band of cursed monster hunters.
So, what do people think? Should I even keep going with Ichabod? I figure I can only do so many Pulp-like adventures before he gets repetitive, which is why a second collection should probably lead to a change. Putting him in a larger work feels odd too. Kind of like to give him some closure instead of doing one book and letting him wave in the wind. So, feedback will always be welcomed in this arena.