Summer Be Gone
Posted Saturday, 08/14/21
I had hoped to be finished with Blood & Soul by the end of August, but it's not going to happen. The initial completion date (prior to editing) is more likely to occur sometime in October. The long, overly hot and fire smoke-filled summer has been especially arduous, leaving me with little energy to devote to the routine of daily life, let alone consistent writing. I know autumn will give me the energetic push I've been craving. Cool, rainy weather always puts me in a better creative frame of mind.
Never fear, however. The book is 3/4 finished, and I'm determined to see it through. I know exactly where I'm taking the storyline to wrap-up the Bloodline Trilogy, it's merely a matter of time in which to write it. Most of the story is already handwritten in one of my many spiral notebooks, and just needs to be typed and placed in order as I envision it.
I've also been dabbling back and forth with In the Shadow of the King this month, as the mood strikes me. It will be my next focused project after Blood & Soul is put to bed. My semi-fictional tale about Sir Francis Bryan and his relationship with Henry VIII has been long in the making, so I'm anxious to see it come to fruition as well.
And what will follow Blood & Soul and In the Shadow of the King? SEQUELS! Limb of Iniquity (book #9 in the Collective Obsessions Saga), Celtic Fragments (long-awaited sequel to Celtic Remnants), and Spirit of the Ossuary (sequel to The Crypt Artist).