The long weekend allowed me time to edit a couple of books in the Draoithe series. Books that I wrote quite awhile ago and needed some revision in order to fit the timeline of the story arc and to ensure that the movements of the characters in those books did not step on the toes of other characters in other books.
Peculiar to me, I have to write the story, then go back and read it after I have walked away from it for a week or so before I can decide if it reads the way it played out in my mind. But what I discovered while editing Draoithe: Filth and Death is that while all the books advance the major plot line, some do that better than others.
Take Draoithe: The Dark Gift for example. In that book, the reader really gets to see Flame and Nightshade's story. Very little movement of the overarching plot is revealed in the text. But when the reader gets to book fifteen Draoithe: The Past in the Present it will become very obvious that Flame's backstory played a significant role in the actions of another character, Wade that spirals the plot in a whole new direction and allows for alliances with immortals from the Netherworld. That gives Luke the ability to begin seriously hunting Elliot.
Writing romance fantasy as a series is a bit complicated. Some of the books are more fantasy. Others are more romance. After book eight, not all of the books need to be read in order. The stories of the characters in each are interwoven with one another so reading them all enhances the experience, but they don't necessarily need to be read in order after book eight. That means that I might be able to publish a few a bit faster after the turn of the year. Thanks to everyone who picked up a free copy of Draoithe: A Pack Forms. The day job requires my attention once more.
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