Well, it’s finally here. The end to Keepers of Arden: The Brothers. Writing this series has been a delightfully torturous endeavor. I’ve laughed, cried, and learned more than I ever imagined. Its left me feeling accomplished, woefully inexperienced, and optimistic. I’m excited for the future and what I’ll write next. I’m excited to be finished with this series, and yet sad. I’ve grown to love and hate these characters, and I have a feeling I’m going to miss Salvarias very much. He’s always been the easiest character for me to write, and it’s a daunting task to take on a new story and fresh characters.
Right now, Book 4 is with two editors. I feel sorry for them. My editing is horrible. I’ve tried all the tricks, but I read what I wanted to write, not what I actually typed. It’s quite embarrassing. I expect the document back by the end of September. I’m sure I’ll have tons of edits and possibly a rewrite or two. After that’s done, I’ll work on getting it uploaded. December will be the very latest it is available. My hope is to have it out in October.
Next on my list is the story of Grayden. It’s my first attempt at first person POV, and I’m already finding it loads easier. It’s also going to be a stand alone, something I find rather rare in the fantasy world. In addition, I’ll be seeking an agent for this book, so it might be years before its even published.
In the mean time, I’ve got two other story ideas I’m really excited about on top of a short story series I’ve been contemplating. I hope to bring back reviews and regular posts to this blog. I’ve missed my schedule and all the reading I used to cram in. So look for some consistency come the first of the year.
And for those who’ve followed my story of gaining some new puppies last year, here’s some pictures. Of course I had to throw in our old man, Comet. He just turned nine years this month, and when he gets off his lazy bum he still plays like a puppy. The first is Nali, then Adok, and finally Comet.