Bad news first: Tantor, which published the first 3 Sun Sword books in audio have declined to pick up the last three. I don’t have the general know-how to do the last three myself; it’s not, unfortunately, like writing =/.
Good news: I have sold 2 more books in the CAST universe to Mira. Since I’m working on one of them now — untitled, but CAST 16 — this means the next CAST novel is underway. After which I will work on the second Severn book.
I have been working on the untitled first novel in The Burning Crown, the series previously referred to as The End of Days, but that involved rewrites of chapter one many times. MANY times. I have tried not to take this as a sign that the book hates me.
Toronto is pretty much shelter-in-place at this point — I imagine many of you are also at home and either telecommuting (good) or not working at all (very hard). My actual work doesn’t change all that much, but I’m not heading into the bookstore for two days a week at this point – the bookstore has, like all non-essential services – been closed. At this point no one is certain when things will end or return to the new normal.
Since I live under a rock, I felt that this wouldn’t affect me much – but now all of the people who live in our house (four of us) are at home all day, and I’ve become quite accustomed to having an almost empty house during the writing hours, so we’re all adjusting. Long suffering spouse is now telecommuting; older son has been laid off without pay. But as he’s living here and hasn’t moved out he’s not looking at losing the roof over his head, and I know many people are.
We’re all healthy.