Saturday, April 28, 2012
I have learned from previous experiences never to even hint at a release date of a book until the 2nd or 3rd draft is complete, but that doesn't mean I can't talk about new beginnings. Going back through Magic Flute for its massive edit has put me back into the mood for all things TftG. If you recall the third book of the series, Spider's Web (buy it now!), was originally supposed to be a story called The Tainted Sliver, but in writing it I realized that a LOT of stuff had to happen before the pivotal events I had planned for this tale. That means I had a good deal of material originally written for the latter chapters of book 3 that went to the cutting room floor. This gives me an excellent jumping off point to begin the fourth installment of my little fantasy series. Tales from the Green Book 4: The Tainted Sliver, is officially a-go! There is little chance I'll have this done in less than a year if my previous works are any indication, so hang tight until then. TftG books are best written when they grow organically, with the characters and events driving the plot where it will despite my well planned out outlines and notes. That means that at the start of any book in the series I honestly have no idea where the story will end up, save for the fact that certain key events will take place. When I have a complete first draft there'll be some rumblings on this blog.