I’ve been meaning to post something here for a long time but haven’t, obviously. Mostly that’s because I hadn’t thought of anything to post, and was going through a bit of a story hangover after having gotten Scourgemarked into print. I’ll start working on Lightbringer when I feel like it’s worth it, but right now I’m not selling anything. Kinda disheartening, but it happens. Not everyone is a Nathan Lowell their first year out the gate. Not even his elder progeny. (Crap, it’s only been a year, what am I worrying about?)
So, projects. I’ve got a new series in the works that I’m going to start seriously cracking down on for NaNoWriMo, a two-book story called the Redgate Chronicles. The first book, “Old World,” is planned in detail already and I’m working on the plot for “New World,” on and off. It’s fantasy, just like the two Tales trilogies(which I should probably just start calling the Omnia saga or something), but it’s not set in the same time or society as they are. It’s going to be a little different. New deities, new history, lots of cool stuff. I’m pretty excited. I’ll probably end up designing a cover for Old World before October is over.
I also accidentally started a work of Mythic fiction, which borders on historical at times, after just plonking down and trying to get ideas going. I’m 12,000 words into that so far, I could probably get it to novel length before the end of October, or I might end up putting it on pause and picking it back up in December if I don’t finish. It’s also the first draft so I may find myself at, “Would you know yet more?” before I get to 50,000 words. The story behind this one is that a while back I tried to write a modern-day Mythic fantasy called “All’s Well in Asgard,” but it didn’t work out. I got 30,000 words in and decided it wasn’t the story that I wanted to be telling, so I just dropped it. This thing I’m working on now is tentatively going by that title, even though it all takes place in Midgard, Vanaheim, and Jotunnheim at the moment. It’s currently focused on the journey of an Eshnahai(a Vanir from back before the elves and jotunns decided to become two different things) not named in lore called Vursythian, and his apprentice Erisath. Loki is also a main player. Because Loki…is Loki. He does whatever. I’ve still got the mock cover that I made for that when I tried to write the first iteration, and this second one is probably going to get merged with it somewhat. Given that I’m basically pantsing this one, we’ll see how much editing it takes to get it where it needs to go.
That’s all for now, folks. See you again soon, hopefully.