I seem to have misplaced April.
First: News. I have sold DAW Books the first four novels in the series that is now called The Burning Crown, but which I’ve called The End of Days arc for decades. I have no titles, but do have deadlines — the first of which is July of 2020. That’s when it’s due to the publisher. It’s not a publication date >.<.
This is the last arc of the Essalieyan universe. I expect it to be roughly the same as the Sun Sword in length. (Well, no, I originally thought, it’s just these two books, right? I have endings! Greek Chorus: No, Michelle, try to be realistic for once. You thought the Sun Sword was two books, too — Broken Crown and Sun Sword.
But I had key endpoints and the first endpoint was at the end of book three.)
Second: mini State of the Writer for May:
I finished Cast in Wisdom in Australia. I finished a very overdue short piece — which was 49k words when done T_T — on Mother’s Day. This was my first visit to Australia where there was not a lot of sun.
(This is not a bad thing for me, I hasten to add.)
I am going back to work on the Severn novel, because it has a deadline and I would like not to be pulling all my hair out while attempting to meet it.
I am going back to work on the first Burning Crown novel; I have about as many words of each book written.
No, neither of these has actual titles yet T_T.
None of this is why you’re actually here, though.