Now that Wicked Kin is all tied up with a bow and waiting on my editor’s desk, I need a new project. I had planned to revise Fete, had started a few different versions of it as a matter of fact, but I just can’t finish it. Not in a way that I will look back on and be content with.
I sent out the email today saying I needed more time, more experience before I was able to fully realize that world and execute the intricate plotting it will require. In short, as I’ve said a million times before, I thought up characters/world/circumstances smarter than I am. I have to grow into my writing a little more before I can bring them to life as they should be.
I was nervous about telling my editor I planned to shelve a project she was interested in, but I should have known she would support my decision. Still, getting an email that said “I’ll wait” is just mind blowing. It implies she has faith I know what I’m doing and that I will deliver, even if it’s several books down the line.
It’s a huge relief. I hadn’t realized how much pressure I was putting on myself to complete that project. It was in the back of my mind while I was writing Wicked, and it is always on my mind to some extent. Being told it’s okay to wait is such a simple thing, but man it was great to hear.
I feel like I can breathe for the first time in months. It’s just–really great. lol
In the meantime, I’m on to what could be a trilogy. Since I’ve never successfully written a sequel…let alone two…we’ll see how it goes.
I’m kicking around a blurb and getting a loose outline together. I think it will be an incredibly hard series to write, this first book especially. If I pull it off, it has potential to be something special.
The title of the first book is Hellebore.