Out of the general hope of kicking my muse in the head until it starts producing work consistently for me again, I have decided as of this week to add Faerie Bones, the first planned sequel to Faerie Blood, to the list of works in progress.
And as of tonight, I have a couple hundred words in it. It will probably surprise no one reading this that the first line of Chapter 1 is “A HA ME BOYS A RIDDLE AYE DAY!” If you recognize that line, you’ll figure out pretty quickly where Christopher and Kendis are at the start of the chapter. If you don’t, go listen to “Lukey” by Great Big Sea, preferably the cut off their fine concert album Road Rage.
I don’t know how long it’ll take me to actually write this story, though. It has to stay pretty far down on the queue for the time being, just because Lament is under active editing and impending re-querying, and Queen of Souls is in its second draft. Plus, I need to get some serious outline notes going to figure out exactly what’s going on in this book.
But hey. This is a start.