Yesterday my son sent me another set of ideas for a new novel set in Tales of Talifar, which I think could make a neat story, but I am drowning. I need to make an ideas file. He's been sending me nice ideas for a Varon tale of a mother-son duo navigating the politics and economics of Megaloth City. I like the outline, but as I told him earlier I'm not sure the premise of a mother-son team is going to fly for our target audience of gamer guys and geek girls. Most young adults are trying to get AWAY from mom. He tells me too many adults need to live with their parents and it is no longer a shameful thing. Maybe. I still think late teens would be trying for psychological distance even if they can't achieve physical distance.
But none of that matters right now as I have yet to finish Waking. I have set the eleventh book in the series aside to work on the considerable and marvelous editing suggestions of Jeff Gerke. I'm at least four books behind.
And all that is being set aside as I work on my own Shatterworld trilogy. I have taken back the rights and am going through the books simplifying the prose, removing filter words etc. etc things only other writers care about. Josh has designed covers I like. I'm trying to gather some enthusiastic quotes for the second book which has never been published before, unlike Shatterworld which has been published twice. I'm making myself the deadline of publishing by May 1.
And then I really, really, really want to publish The Scarred King Trilogy sometime this year. Preferably before the RealmMakers conference so I can show off the beginning of my son's series.