One reason I’ve never done a series—one of those real, long, almost hack, everyone-does-them series-with-the-glossy-covers-that-are-vaguely-fantasy-but-could-just-as-easily-be-overhyped-mysteries—is because I was afraid to. What if it didn’t take off? What if I put time into writing 3 more books and the first one flopped? What would I do? (insert hyperventilation.)
After I started to make Palladia a series, though, my fears subsided. Even though it’s still formative at this point—as in really rough-edged. The two books that are out aren’t finished yet—it just keeps growing and growing. I don’t feel as concerned it won’t be a good investment because as it expands in my mind, it will be worth writing, somewhere. Perhaps riding a tide of growing horror that I’m still here. (In which case, these will be scary stories, although gentle Palladia doesn’t seem suited to scaring people.) I mean, I’m Sarah. I couldn’t do a series because that would require understanding people enough to keep them interested for even one book, let alone five or more!
Whether I understand people or not, City of the Invaders is going to get a new cover. The current model is a blended composite and I want a model who’s a real person as on the Consuela cover. Consuela’s transition to the Palladia world isn’t done. I wanted to get the draft out there so people could see it months ago, but the style of the story still hasn’t blended fully with the Palladia style and I’d like to add some scenes with Katia, including her in the plot so the story goes with the first book. Then there will be two more books: currently planning to call them The Princess of Luna and Quest for Cantara. And maybe some add-ons, turning other old stories into Palladia stories . . . writing new ones. All that will take months, but after a while my website could look quite different.
And there will be more updates.
7 books published and 3 more on the way. Farmer's daughter, Star Wars fan, loves to read rather than talk about reading. Always has time to finish her WIP.