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Life of a Writer: a Book Update

It’s been a while since I gave an update on the books I’m writing. The life of a writer is chaotic in a conceptual way; there are always multiple WIPs going on at once, and I’m guilty of being attracted to new shiny things.

 

Book 3, Noble Blood, of the Dynasty Codes series is still in drafting. I appreciate the patience of those waiting for it. I regularly get asked by readers when it’s due to be out, and honestly, it’ll be a while! It’s a grand tome, and has to wrap up the whole concept of the curse into it’s chaotic finale, and I want to make sure it’s right. I promise I won’t do a George R. R. Martin though. It will be out, and I’m hoping in a couple of years at most. But big books do take time.

 

I’m excited to share some other WIPs too, these being standalones.

 

An urban fantasy, WIP name torn between ‘Yokai Hunters’ or ‘Amaterasu’s Call’. Let me know which one grabs you most. Concept being ‘What if all the scary creatures of our old folklore came back in the current age’, set between Japan and the UK, my two favourite places for old stories with rich folklores I adore. I’m a sucker for mythological fantasy, especially if it touches on urban fantasy too. Currently I’m about ¼ of the way through draft one, at about 23k words so far. Loving it, and I can’t wait to share it with you all.

 

Along with that, there’s a YA high fantasy where celestial beings are forced to move from their planet to a kingdom on ‘Earth’, whatever the planet is called in this high realm! But the humans rebel to have such different creatures with unknown powers and limitations, because of course we do. We hate what we don’t understand, right? With that, our human MC gets stuck in the midst of a civil war when she (a prison guard in the kingdom’s toughest Southern prison) accidentally saves the celestial beings’ prince and ends up transferring to become one of his body guards, and now she doesn’t know who is right or wrong, with all the twists we expect and hope to find in such a story.

 

THEN, dare I say, my life became that popular meme I often think of shared by A.D., when I was struck with another base concept when I was walking home from the train station from work yesterday. But that’s SO far off being a WIP at the moment. Just a hint of a concept. It’ll mull until it’s ready.


 

And, of course then there’s the children’s fantasy picture books, which plod along at a slower pace than I’d like, but I’m pleased to share that one will be released very soon, this year, but all secrets there so far for a release surprise 😊

 

Lots going on, and it’s exciting. I hope there’s something here that match your tastes that you can look forward to in the near-mid future. I’ll keep up those 4 am wake-ups so I can keep it all going and hope to share more with you soon.


As you can see, it's all drafting, but I like to call this year my creation year, where I can finally get down a load more of my ideas that I've had stored in my head while I mulled so much over Origin Curse and Dark Tides.

 

Let me know if you have any questions about any of the above mentioned WIPs, or if there’s anything you want to see. I’ve had requests for side stories for Dynasty Codes characters, some of them sound pretty interesting! Definitely possibilities once the main series has finished with book 3.

 

Happy reading, and book nerd again soon.

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