Posted Fri, 02/24/12
You know my intentions are serious when I create a spreadsheet for a book or series of books. Putting together details about characters and places typically indicates a specific story is progressing beyond a mere notion and needs to be organized, at least in my case.
Several months ago I began toying with ideas for a new trilogy written under my pseudonym Deidre Dalton. The stories have no relation to the Collective Obsessions Saga, and are in fact so far removed they will undoubtedly surprise a few people. In addition, the books will not be as lengthy.
I felt guilty at first because the new ideas took over and forced me to set aside work on Glinhaven. However, there comes a point in the life of an author when one cannot deny creative callings, no matter which direction they happen to travel.
While I'm not prepared to reveal much about the new trilogy at present, I can say the storylines for all three books are already mapped out in my head with a dramatic ending to boot. It's kind of amazing how inspiration works and produces a complete story in the noggin. For most writers, the flash of a "total package" is all-too infrequent. I've learned over the years to pay close attention to such happenings.
Never fear, Glinhaven is not forgotten. I also love that storyline with an ending already envisioned. It's just a matter of finding the time to write as well as modifying the "release" date.
But, as with all my other projects, it will be finished.
One way or another.