We're only a few weeks out from the release of the next book of The Righteous Series, Hell's Fortress, and only a few more months after that until the final volume comes out. I'm excited about how they turned out. The last book, especially, is one of my favorites in the series.
It's funny how I'm feeling a let down that's mixed in with the enjoyment of having finished the story. After eight books, these people feel almost real to me, and seeing their story end is more difficult than I expected. I could almost walk through Blister Creek blindfolded; it feels as real to me as the actual small town I grew up in.
Meanwhile, I've been hard at work on other projects. I've signed up with Thomas & Mercer's sister imprint, Lake Union, for Crow Hollow, my historical set in Colonial New England. My acquiring and developmental editors have been really excited about the book. Lake Union might be taking on my Civil War Novel, as well. No official word on that, yet.
Beyond that, response to the fourth book of the Dark Citadel has been strong. I'm working on the fifth book, War of Wizards right now. Check out the cover. It's pretty cool. Sales are still nothing super thrilling, but they've picked up little by little, which I really appreciate. Instead of just a labor of love, it feels like something that won't be a financial sinkhole relative to other projects. That definitely makes it easier to pick up the pace of the writing.
The crazy thing is that this series will be wrapping up shortly, too, and I'll have more time to turn to other projects than I have in a long time. I've been managing to slip in side projects, but I've had to work around obligations.