I keep forgetting to update this site. Sorry!
The release of Legacy: Book One of the Keeper of the Sphere in August was actually quite a bit more successful than I expected. Over 200 downloads in the first few days, when it was free, in fact. And the feedback I’ve received has filled me with joy – I am so grateful to each and every person who’s downloaded it, purchased it, reviewed it, shared it, and talked about it with others. Truly, you’ve made me an extremely happy author.
I’ve also been hard at work on Book Two, which I haven’t thought of a title for just yet. Some days I top 4000 words, while others I only manage 1000. I’ve had to do a fair bit of research for this one, too, although not nearly as much as I did for Legacy. For that one, I had to research County Cork, Ireland; its climate, ecosystem, demographics, landscape … everything. I even had to research how to fly overseas, since I’ve never done it.
In Book Two, Dee gathers her allies. So, I needed to come up with a bunch of deities, and I selected a few lesser-known from many cultures as well as some well-known gods and goddesses.
So far, it’s been a fun book to write, and I’m at almost 70K words right now. I’m pushing to have the first draft completed by the end of this month, first revision done by end of December. With a little luck, maybe a March 2019 release date. But with the holidays coming, that timeline may get pushed. I’ll have a better idea after Yule.
One request I’ve heard loud and clear is to add a pronunciation guide in Book Two. I will definitely include one at the beginning of the book, as there are many more tongue-twisting names of people and places this time.
For those of you wondering: yes, Pete the Troll appears again in Book Two. I’m tickled that so many of you liked him in Legacy. Pete wasn’t in the original versions of the book; he showed up one day somewhere around the fourth revision, and I really liked him so I made sure he stuck around. 🙂
Until next time … happy reading!