Haldred Chronicles: Anna is out. 2 years of work and book 4 has at last been released. I am happy with the result and it seems so are my readers! So, after more than a month of resting, what now?
I’ve already completed one big task, and that was to submit a short story to sci-fi and fantasy publishers Black Library as part of their call for submissions. With the able help of my wife Deborah, who proofread the submission, I sent off the 500-word extract and summary a couple of days ago.
The second big task now sitting on my to-do list is, of course, book 5. I have taken some time to look through my various story ideas and have decided to go with ‘Haldred Chronicles: Twig’. This story will concentrate on the Courier-fey, message passing creatures that have been a staple of Haldred Chronicles since the first book. Now, with book 5, readers will learn a little more about these creatures.
I have a few other plans as well that I’ll work on when I have time.
I hope to go over my first 3 books and reformat the look of them. Each of them featured slightly different font and paragraph design so I now want to re-edit them so that they are all the same. In addition, I hope to use the re-formatted work to create better-printed copies of the books via Kindle Direct Publishing.
I’ve also been working on a synopsis of book 3, ‘Shade’. Together with a recently completed introduction letter and the first 3 chapters, I hope to use this package as my way to advertise the series to potential publishers and agents.
There is plenty planned for the next few months. I feel like the Easter holidays have allowed me to get back into writing and make my plans for the future of the series.
Till next time.