Not a ton to report here, other than to say work continues in earnest on Landkist 5, which is now my primary creative focus. The plan for the series has expanded from five novels to six (with a special surprise in between.) I envision Book 5 as the Infinity War to Book 6’s Endgame. My expected publication date for Book 5 has been pushed from Spring/Summer to Fall, 2019. But it WILL be out this year. Good news is, I’m planning on a much quicker turnaround for Book 6.
Things are starting to come together nicely, and I’m feeling pretty good about my new writing pace.
Book 5 should challenge The Frostfire Sage in terms of length.
In other news, I recently took some time to go through Valley of Embers, the first book in the ongoing Landkist Saga, and give it some TLC.
While the story that kicked off the series has remained largely unchanged, the writing has been punched up. Overall, my approach to the revised/2nd edition was all about clarity. In addition to fleshed-out description and character motivations, I sprinkled some more Landkist lore throughout the narrative. While I’ve become something closer to a plotter than a pantser in my last two novels, Valley of Embers was largely written in an exploratory manner.
My intent with the 2nd Edition was to update both the prose and some details of the narrative to better fit in with the evolution of the series.
If you’re new to Landkist, now is a great time to jump in!