I was going to do the awards post today, really, I was. Then something happened. I want you to keep one thing in mind. This is ENTIRELY Devan’s fault and I’m not ever remotely mad at him. More in a state of stunned bewilderment. I just… How the hell did that happen?!?
I guess I should back up for a second and help everyone catch up with my apparently warp-speed brain.
All right, now, I just finished Ether Flows a couple days ago. I’m not sure what happened since then. It’s a bit of a whirlwind. I had a Notes document I’d sort of been throwing ideas for book 2 in for the last couple of weeks, but it wasn’t anything that serious or coherent, just thoughts and maybes and stuff like that. Somehow, in the last couple of days, a flurry of more-notes were made, and I have the skeleton of my story. Actually, it’s more than a skeleton. It’s pretty much all there. The whole thing, beginning to end, or near enough that I could probably skip straight to outlining the book right now. Whether I will do that, I’m not sure yet, though it’s very likely. But seriously, wtf? I didn’t know that was already in there.
As this seems like the perfect time for it, given I’m obviously going to be posting more about this book going forward, I thought I’d share with you the title for Book 2 in the Necromantic trilogy: All Stitched Up. It’s going to go by the short (lazy writer) name of Stitched. Seriously, it doesn’t get shorter. The book, on the other hand, might be a long one. A lot going on, though I’ll admit, it’s only likely to be long by my standards, since I write short to begin with. Brevity and all that, right?
I think I’m going to have to apologize to a certain commenter, or at least agree that I’m eating my words. I may not make it until August before I start the next book. I probably will be able to hold off until Camp NaNo-August Edition, if only because I would like to get a round of editing done on The Nine before then, but that won’t take more than a couple of weeks… We’ll see how fast and well I burn through outlining Stitched. I suspect it will go quickly, and August is still 5 weeks away. And I have all weekend. This is going to be fun. 😀
Oh, did I mention I’ve already started the notes for Book 3? Yeah, that’s already churning around on me. These next few months are going to be very busy I suspect.
And, in the meantime, I’ve done the edit on The Way Out Is Through, so it’s back in the drawer for a couple of days before I go another round of feedback probably. And Queen and Raven is also adding to the pile of notes that project is accumulating, as is Masques. Too much going on in my brain. I’m going to hit overload at some point and totally fry. I suspect it’ll be a good show when it happens, but I doubt I’ll be in any state to enjoy it. And for those of you even thinking about telling me to take it easy, I would, but the ideas won’t, so I’m just going to go with them at this point. It’s all too enthralling to ease off the gas at this point.