Heartwood readers, I have good news and bad news.
The bad news first (just to get it over with). I’m taking an extended break from the Heartwood Chronicles to work on WITCHBLAZE, the third book in the Reflected City series. I could juggle two long-term creative projects during the summer, but the reality of the school year is that I don’t have the time and energy for both.
This is actually good news for the Heartwood Chronicles. I can’t do this story justice if I’m trying to squeeze it in the margins of my life. I don’t want to only wrap up the Whispering Winds Arc, I want to wrap it up well.
I did a lot of brainstorming on Heartwood back in July and August. I figured out the overall antagonists, what they want, and the broad brush strokes of their plan to accomplish their goals. I have the premise of the next arc, which will be from Lisette’s POV (I’m super-excited about this!). I also mapped out the bonus story that’ll go in the back of the e-book containing the first three arcs. The Heartwood Librarian makes her first appearance in it (squeee!).
This is not a project I’ve gotten bored of and want to drop. I just don’t have a timeless pocket universe to jump into so I can work on All The Stories in my head (siiiiiigh).
Amber and the rest will be back. They kinda have to–I even started a Pinterest inspiration board for them. In the meantime, do feel free to ask questions and make comments on the story so far. You can email me directly, or click over to my site to leave a comment.