The fourth Elemental Mysteries book is finished.
Well, kinda. As is the case with anything, it still needs self-editing, polishing, pre-reading, more editing, proofreading… you get the idea. But the first draft is definitely done. It’s bittersweet. I’m not going to lie. Telling Gio and B’s story has been my project for over a year now, and I’m going to miss writing adventures for them.
BUT, I don’t think you need to worry about the future of the series. One thing I never anticipated when I started these books was the amount of love readers would have, not just for Gio and B, but ALL the characters in this world. So, while Gio and B’s story may be finished, I think there are more stories to tell. I’m already working on a companion novel for Carwyn, and there may be others. In fact, there may just be another short series (3-5 books) in the Elementals world. We’ll have to see.
As for what I’m doing right now, I’ll be posting the last two votes for the dream cast tonight or tomorrow. (I’ve loved seeing the votes, btw.) Mostly, I’m focused on the upcoming release for Book #3, The Force of Wind. The blog tour is happening next week and I’ll be sure to post a schedule if you want to check out who’s participating. There will be interviews with me, one with Gio (!) and another with Beatrice, reviews, excerpts from the books, and a give-away, too.
But today, since the first draft of the fourth book is finished, I wanted to give you the title. The title for book four was taken from a quote by Lucretius, a Roman poet and philosopher who reportedly drove himself mad with a love potion and wrote his poetry in between fits of insanity. (Great story, no?) The quote is:
“The fall of dropping water wears away the stone.”
And so, the fourth Elemental Mysteries book, the finale of Giovanni and Beatrice’s story, is entitled, A Fall of Water, and it will be released in June 2012.
Thank you all for reading,