It’s been quiet on the blog since the Whispering Winds Arc wrapped, but things are still happening behind the scenes. Here’s what I’ve been up to:
- I edited the collected episodes. Mostly, I cleaned up the prose. The one significant addition to the story is me actually including the giant tree that Heartwood Academy is built around. I mean, there’s a reason why the place is called Heartwood, after all. I… ahem… forgot to put that in the first time. Oops.
- The individual e-book volumes of The Heartwood Chronicles will have their own titles. Volume 1 is called Sun and Strands, as a nod to both sun magic and pattern magic. I’m working with a designer on the cover.
- The first draft of the e-book bonus story, featuring a singing Librarian, a talking squirrel, and a menacing book, is complete!
- I’ve begun planning the next story arc, tentatively titled the Cloud Village Arc. It’ll mostly be from Lisette’s POV and we’ll get to see her backstory. I have some cool ideas I’m looking forward to writing.
Lastly, if you’re interested in getting the e-book, I need your input! Originally, I planned to create my own storefront on Payhip and make it available only through there. However, for your convenience, I’m open to putting it up on the major retailers, like Amazon. Please tell me your preference by filling out this short form.
That’s it from me! The next two updates should be the cover reveal and the actual release. Donors, I’ll reach out to you once the book is ready with your download links.
Thank you all so much for supporting Heartwood! It’s been a blast to write, and I’m eager to see how Amber and friends will fare in the future.