Garden of Spiders is coming!
Man, Garden of Spiders is 437,000 words currently. The only book bigger than this one is The Suicide King. If this isn't a testiment to Elish's demanding personality, I don't know what is lol. But I have good news, there was a puzzle I have been trying to figure out, a puzzle that if I didn't figure it out, it would've probably taken me another month to finish this book. But i did it! I managed to come up with an idea that I think will work, and thus I'll be able to avoid a story ark I didn't really want to write anyway. So with that in mind, I think this book will be finished within the next two weeks, maybe less. After that, it'll be a couple weeks editing, and I'll be able to pass it along to whatever beta readers I can round up. I also already have the covers planned out (which is quite a relief, it's usully not the case). So I think within the month, maybe a month and a bit... we'll have the announcement and release date for Garden of Spiders Volume 1.
I'm really excited about this book. Elish is such a dynamic character, so complex and complicated. Volume 1 will be about Elish as a child and as a teenager, figuring out how to survive having King Silas as a master, and also dealing with his own internal issues (which have stemmed from... well... having King Silas as a master lol). You'll get to see the cold chimera in a way you've never seen him before, and will be able to walk beside Elish on the long journey of him becoming the man we all know and love today. By the end of this book, it'll be clear why he is the way he is, and his feelings about Silas will make even more sense.
That being said though, there will be a Garden of Spiders 2. I'm not going to be able to cover everything I wanted to cover in Garden of Spiders v1 and v2. I had dreams of being able to have the end of Garden of Spiders have Jade in it, and a bit of Elish's side during the events of Breaking Jade, but unfortunately this book is already massive and he's still nowhere near done telling his story. I'm not sure when GoS2 will start, whether it'll be a future companion book or what (I also have plans for a Severing Sanguine 2 since like GoS I didn't get everything I wanted done with Sangy's story either). So once again, I have the opposite of writer's block, I've said this before and I'll say it again... I really gotta clone myself.
So sit tight, guys, it's coming!! I'm near the end, it's in sight, and soon Elish will release me from his cold clutches so I can finish that other stand-alone book I had previously been working on (before Elish ordered me to start his book). The stand-alone book (formerly called A God Among Insects but not anymore, I'll get into that later) will follow GoS sooner rather than later, there won't be another 7 month wait for the next book release, that book already has a lot of it written, so it won't be too too long.
I also wanted to put up a link for a Fallocaust Tumblr page that several of my awesome readers created. Check it out, it's really well done and I quite love it.
That's it! Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I melt in the heat, I miss my winter and my darkness!