ecently it occurred to me that after book 3 is finished, I have a total of six books planned to be written. Six?! Seriously? Somewhere in my head while calculating the number of ideas I had for books I was pretty sure there were a lot more that I had to work on than just six. I have no idea how long it will take to write said six books, but if the Secrets of Witches trilogy is anything to go by, it’ll probably be in the realm of about two and a half years, which will exciting is also a little terrifying. Maybe it’s a little melodramatic to assume that this will be the end, that I won’t come up with any more new ideas, because frankly I know that I’ll come up with new ideas, I come up with them all the time, whether or not I’ll find them usable, but these six are full blown stories. Some of which I’ve been working on for quite some time now. They’re ideas that I’ve been mulling over for years, at least two of which I’ve written several drafts of (not unlike Secrets) and it’s kind of a terrifying thought to consider that once these six books are done I probably won’t have this similar opportunity to let these stories mull over in my brain for a few years and evolve. I’d like to think that that may be a good thing, after all some of the best ideas have come more recently, but there’s something to be said for the fact that I’ve had the general plot for these six novels baking in my brain since at least 2007 (several of them anyway, there’s at least one that’s only been around for maybe two or three years, but the point is, unless I come up with an idea this year that I may not end up being able to write until after these six are done, I’m not going to be able to let them bake again.
PS: It’s entirely possible that the majority of my concern isn’t so much that I’m worried about not coming up with ideas (or for that matter not coming up with any more good ideas) my concern is that I’ve been working on these for so long, that once they’re over, I won’t have them to look forward too anymore. I can’t hold them off for forever, nor would I want too, but, like the Secrets of Witches trilogy, when you’ve spent so much time anticipating writing them, having them finished is a bizarre, surreal feeling.
- the Almost Epilogues (cultofajracewood.wordpress.com)