Well, War of Nytefall: Eradication has been out for a while and it means I have to look to the future. Wow . . . Those clouds are pretty dark. Is that a clown waving a blood-soaked weed whacker around? Okay, there shouldn’t be that many spiders along one path, especially when it’s clear that the trees are carnivorous. Maybe I should stay here and wait for all of that to blow over.
Seriously though, I’ve now published half of War of Nytefall and only have one of the other books written. My plan is to publish it after the summer and maybe the next volume in December if I can get it written in time. That leaves me two for next year, which will end the adventures of Clyde and the Dawn Fangs. Guess that’s pretty simple as far as the future goes.
I have another Ichabod Brooks collection and ‘So, You Want to Write Fantasy?’ that I’m aiming to work on a bit over the summer too. Those will get published whenever I can get them ready to go and cover art. I’m finding that I can’t do any long term predictions even when it comes to writing. The second project will be more noticeable because I plan on using some beta readers. Might on the first one too like I did before, but I’m going to see how things are going with time.
Overall, I want to put a lot more irons in the fire than I had before. Part of me really wants to reclaim the old days when I could write more often, especially since I can see myself beginning to write ‘Tales of the Slumberlord’ in 2021. That’s Darwin and I think writing a happy, friendly, innocent main character will do me some good. He’ll be kind of like Fizzle in a way, but different type of magic and standing in the spotlight. At least, both of the characters have this sense of innocence and naivete, which stems more from a really low level of common sense with Darwin. He’s a helpful and straightforward fool . . . I might start doing the outlines for his series later this year.
Anyway, that’s what the future is holding. A lot of hopes and guessing unless something explodes in terms of book success. That’d be nice.