I’m putting the finishing touches on Earthsinger so it can go out to my beta readers this week, but it’s been a real test of my patience.
Why? Because pirates have taken over my brain!
Back when I wrote Eight Nights At Sea, I had intended for it to be a stand-alone work, but my readers fell so in love with Aven, Rina’s silent but wonderful brother, and a grain of a thought started to grow: what if Aven went on a quest to find his voice?
And like all good stories, it’s taken root at started to burst out of the manure-ridden soil in my brain. Which is an unfortunate thing right now because I have two more books to finish in this current series first. Aaaargh.
I will finish them, I promise. Matt and Manni have been tremendous fun (and heartwrenching) to write, and the final book of The Elemental Destinies series is going to bring everything together in a climactic burst of flame.
Then after that, I let the wind fill the sails and we’re off – looking for a very special sorceress who can grant a very special wish…at a very steep price. Aven’s story! At last!