With the official release of The Butterfly Connection (The L & L Mysteries #4), I can finally put that series behind me and begin working on the many other writing projects that have been waiting in the wings for the last couple of years.
The first project being Starward (Galactic Dynasty #1) which I'm co-authoring with my Muse. I'm really looking forward to escaping into a much different genre, this one being sci-fi/adventure for mature readers.
It feels strange, though, having gone from writing for a much younger age group to writing for those that are in their late teens and above. The transition is challenging, but I like that because it forces me to develop and expand my writing skills even more. One thing hasn't changed, though. The characters are alive and well in my mind and are clamoring to tell their parts of the story! And I'm excited to tell it for them. :)
While I'm in the process of completing Starward, I will probably be working on a couple of other series that I've been kicking around for the last few years. The Soul of Arial is one of them and is only about half-written. But I'm really excited about this book as well because I feel that it is so different from what's already out there in the Fantasy genre. This book in particular is definitely for mature audiences and again is a challenge to write, but a good challenge.
And right now, I'm currently doing research for an epic fantasy/adventure series that I've got brewing in the back of my mind. The research is fascinating and I can see so many different ways to weave in what I've learned so far to make the story really come alive.
But, as a whole, you'll probably be seeing update posts regarding Starward for the next few weeks or months. That is where my focus is going to be primarily.
So, I'm off to do some more massaging and tweaking of the manuscript! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. And, make sure you pop by Cressen Books' website to read the first chapter of The Butterfly Connection as well as check out the other books that are available! There's some awesome stuff out there!