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What’s next? I have no idea!

Okay, I have a small idea, but I’ve discovered in the last couple years that I’m easily distracted. Does that come from getting older? Possibly. I have way more stuff floating around my brain today than I did twenty years ago. Or is it because I’ve released my creative muse and allowed it to run wild? As a child and young adult, I kept it under a tight reign…for all the reasons that peer pressure dictated. Now I think I’m too old to care.

“Oh! Sunshine after three days of rain! I’ll be right back.”

OMG, here I am distracted by my own babbling. I always assumed I was pretty focused, able to stay on task, and get stuff accomplished. It’s worked out really well for me in my day job.

“Someone’s making coffee…mmmm. Be right back.”

So, I’ve finished the first draft of Sentinel’s Rise, the story of Darian’s Sentinel and the end of the world as we know it. Or better known as Seraphina, Part I. I love this story. Darian finally fills the gap in his fate and becomes the Watcher he was meant to be. Okay, maybe not. His Sentinel forces him to reevaluate everything, but together they become more than either believed they could.

My amazing artist has once again captured my characters as only she can. My cover for Sentinel’s Rise:

Sentinels Rise-ebook cover

With a sense of satisfaction, I moved on to book 2. I was soaring through a chapter about Darian’s next fight with Seraphina (I mean a pack of demons), and found my mind wandering  into a totally different story that had nothing to do with the Council of Light or demonic overlords.  I looked down at what I just typed and said, “Where the hell did that come from?” So, rather than destroy Darian’s adventures with his Sentinel, I set it aside.  A month later, I have a new set of characters, with new villains posing as allies and friends who behave more like enemies.

“Damn, I think the dogs are digging for gold. Be right back.”

My newest book is called Magister’s Bane. I had to look up that word Bane. I’ve heard it used in context so many times, but had no idea what it really meant. I chuckled at the appropriateness of my selection. AJ, my main character, quickly becomes a pain the Magister’s ass. And not just the Magister’s, but her supposed new friends, allies, and enemies. I can’t wait to send my cover ideas to Alex and see the masterpiece she gives me back.

So, now for the hard part. Back to Seraphina, Part II or follow AJ’s path down the road to vampire hunter? Decisions…. I’ll try not to do both at the same time.

New possibilities!

So, I was doing my weekly lawn-mowing yesterday afternoon and my mind wandered, as it normally does, through the Council of Light’s fantasy world. But…to my amazement it took a sharp left turn about an hour into my walk among the grasses.

An entire new world opened up along with all the possibilities that come with it. New characters, new villains, new magic, and possibly other fantasy races.

It was exciting and invigorating for me. I was astonished that my mind came up with something outside of my favorite bunch of characters. Time to write it down before I forget!

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