Never can keep a good author down.

I’ve been browsing some of my started and never finished projects. I seem to have a fair few of them. I’ve been looking through ‘the pit’ (the nickname for the hardrive on my computer where everything writing related for the last twelve years is kept) and have glanced at maybe half a dozen different things. Of course, I’m still working on ‘The stars came home’ the second short story in the series of four that I planned. However I’m growing interested in finally getting around to writing the second book to follow ‘Orb of Arawaan’.

It might come as a surprise to some to find that for the last few years one of my books has been released with no talk of a sequel yet here I am finally discussing it. The truth was that when I created ‘Orb of Arawaan’ it was borne out of much planning for what would have eventually become at least a trilogy. I wrote the first one very quickly and easily, then I became distracted just after immediately starting the second, and never came back. I haven’t exactly done much on it, but the first few little bits, introducing some new charectors and elaborating what old ones were doing. It’s all just little snippets from the first part of the second book, but I’ve got a vague plot mapped out too. It’s just, as ever, finding the time to put finger to keyboard and get stuff done. Time seems in very short supply these days.

I kind of like the idea of doing the sequel to ‘Orb of Arawaan’. The ‘Syndicates’ books grew to now total four with plans for a fifth one eventually that follows on at the very end of the current series. So why not have another fantasy fiction series too? Of course, I would like to get finished ‘The Stars came home’ but again it all comes back to the simple matter of time, or lack of it. I shall have to make some time and actually knuckle down to get some of these lofty plans enacted.

In the mean time, I’m toying with perhaps putting a little teaser up of ‘Orb of Arawaan part 2’ (it doesn’t even have a working title yet) on the website’s portfolio page. I’ll have to do just a little polishing first though.