I had to push the word count upwards, since I passed 90,000 words with quite a bit of story left to tell! I’m adding an extra chapter, #19, and that will be the end. I hope…
I’ve thought of an idea for a new book, which I’m not quite ready to talk about. But I will say it is a historical fantasy subject. I have a bit of research to do before I make up my mind, and of course I have to be able to think of a title. For some reason that part is pretty important to me. I always make up the title before I start writing!

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Check out the new tab at the top of my blog. It is a page for Dawnmaid, the third book in the series. I’d like feedback on the cover image, if you are so inclined. I originally planned to call this book “Birth of the Dawnmaid” but when I put all that on the cover it looked cluttered and busy. (Also several people said it reminded them of “Voyage of the Dawntreader.”) “Dawnmaid” by itself gives more visual punch, I think.

Picking a title for a book is a serious business. You need something original and catchy that encapsulates the meaning of your work in only a few words. A tall order! I was pretty surprised to find that Dawnmaid hadn’t been used by anyone else. (more…)