The publisher I was interacting with is a hybrid publisher, which means self-publishing, with them holding your hand through the process. I've already done most of the work for self publishing, so I don't feel like this is a good fit for me. In short, I backed out of the deal. I will continue to pursue traditional publishing, which is an elusive creature.
All three of these stories are finished, and posted to Wattpad and Inkitt. Lilly is going through another round of editing, but the other two have gone through only one round. Lilly will be sent to a professional editor, scheduled for December 2018. When she is finished, and we have worked out any issues, I will begin querying literary agents, in the hope of finding a traditional publisher to purchase it.
I recently had a dream about a girl who has pyrokinesis. In other words, she can start fires with her mind. This has just begun, so not much to tell right now.
Although the title may give you a hint of what this story is about, you won't get it. I'm struggling with this one. Although I wrote Lilly in less than three months, this story is struggling to make itself known to me. I will eventually finish it, though. It draws me in too much not to. I'll continue to post updates as anything changes.
This is about a girl that was created through a magical ritual that went awry. She has powers unlike anything the mages of the world have ever seen. In addition, up until she comes, magic can only be channeled by males. It is not a legal restriction, but women are simply unable to channel magic. There is another surprise in the works in this story, but I need to write it.
This should be a stand alone novel, if things go as I currently intend. We'll see...
UPDATE: After a discussion with my son, he thinks this should be two or three novels. In other words, it looks to be a trilogy. His ideas are very good, so we'll see.
This is an Oakmont story, and will be the fourth in the saga. This story will get into the Russian/Chinese alliance against the United States with regard to the Oakmont project. Needless to say, Melanie will be there, probably with Aliyah as well, and I know there will be another big character...or two.
This will continue the adventures of Arlan as he travels to Arafant. At least that is the current plan, but you know how plans go.
At this point, the plan is definitely becoming more vague, but I think this will be the story when Arlan goes to Orisimar for the first time and claims his birthright. We'll see if that is how it turns out.
A boy wakes up, after hitting his head really hard, with memories of his life to come. Those memories are fresher than memories from the day before in his current life and time. It’s as if he actually lived the life ahead of him, and then returned.
In total, I have about 10 ideas written in my journal, not counting the Istarnia novels or The Unexpected War. As I have dreams that I think could make good stories, I write them down. We'll see which of them actually become one of my completed works. Some are not YA novels, which means I'll need to create a new persona, if I write them. I don't want any fans of my YA stories to pick up one of the others, with a false expectation. The future is yet to be seen, though, and I don't know where this writing habit of mine will take me.