I haven’t been posting much around here lately because… well, I’ve been writing! And that’s way better than me blogging, right?
I’ve been writing a variety of things, from a short story I’ll publish later this summer (I think) that will introduce my new series, Cambio Springs, to Carwyn’s book, Building From Ashes (I wrote Chapter Twenty-Eight last night! *cough* steamy *cough*). So lots of writing, lots of school prep for the SmallBoy to get him ready for his first conventional classroom this coming fall (he was homeschooled for kindergarten and first grade), and I’ll soon be moving into my new place(!) …which, I haven’t exactly found yet, but I’m working on it.
I wanted to take just a minute here to stop by, say hi, and talk a little more about Carwyn’s book and how I envision the series going forward.
I’m honestly curious how you see it, readers. I’d love to hear in the comments section what your expectations for Building From Ashes are, what you hope to see written in the future, and what intrigues you or turns you off about series books. Because the Elemental Mysteries hasn’t really been a conventional series from the beginning, and I didn’t want it to be. The last thing I wanted was for Gio and Beatrice to be ‘the couple that never ends.’ Really, who wanted to see twelve or thirteen books about the same two characters? After a while, you’d know all their jokes and Gio’s broody nature would just start to get on your nerves.
What I hope to accomplish with this world is not just one good series, but a diverse universe where readers can revisit the things they loved about the original books (and some of their favorite characters), while still exploring new characters, new themes, and new mysteries. Hopefully, that will keep both you, as a reader, and me, as a writer, entertained long into the future.
So, share your thoughts! I want to hear from you. What are your expectations? What do you hope I avoid? What character are you dying to see more of and which one can be stricken from the written page forever?
Can’t wait to hear from you!