I have good news, although it will impact on my blogging for a while, I’m afraid.
I was contacted last week by the commissioning editor of Crowood Press, current owners of the J.A. Allen imprint that publishes my equestrian books. She has come up with an idea for a new series of short(ish) books, ‘100 exercises for…’, and asked if I would like to write the Dressage book.
Naturally, I’ve said yes!
It’s to be 120 pages, and formatted to a pre-designed style, which should make it relatively simple to write – I have the knowledge in my head, I just have to transcribe it onto the page. I have to put together an outline and sample chapter before signing contracts, and I’m already well on the way with those. The contract, once signed, gives me a 10 month deadline.
However, it puts the pressure on for finishing the last novel in the Five Kingdoms series which I am determined to do before getting too far into a non-fiction project. THE PRINCE’S HEIR (#4 The Five Kingdoms) wraps up the story arc for this set of characters, and I fully intend to publish it before the end of the year. It currently stands at 75K words with all the story threads pulling together now for the grand finale. I just need time to get it finished.
This means I won’t be around so much in blogland for a bit. I have to prioritise, and the books come first. I will still write book reviews when I manage to find reading time, and pass on any info I come across that will help other authors, but for the moment expect more re-blogs and some silences.
I will still be around, I promise, just not as active.
Wish me luck!