Thursday, July 28, 2011

Z is for Zeal!

Okay, I'm cheating again. I simply cannot come up with something Heartless-related that starts with Z! So instead, I shall try to communicate in tiny part the zeal with which I am fired for this series.

It won't come as a surprise to my readers (especially those who have been reading these little articles of mine) to learn that I love these stories. I love these characters as dearly as though they were my own brothers and sisters. Not only in Heartless, which was only the first, but also in Veiled Rose and Moonblood . . . and in Starflower.

Yes, my dears, I have the privilege of letting you know that come October 2012, my fourth novel, Starflower, will be available for purchase! I just signed a three-book contract for more Tales of Goldstone Wood.

It's going to be exciting, and I will need all the zeal with which God has blessed me. These books will be (Lord willing!) coming out much closer together than the last several, which means less time to write than I have taken with the others. I'm going to be feeling those deadlines now!

But honestly, I'm not afraid. I have loved the story of Starflower for many years now. And the characters of all three of these books are so vivid in my mind. Their struggles are my struggles . . . yes, fictionalized and placed in a Fairy Tale context. But the battles in their hearts are my battles too. And their triumphs are my triumphs. I learn and grow so much through the writing of each novel. I an hardly wait to see what God has in store for me through Starflower and the following two.

So, it is with great zeal that I turn to the writing of my next synopsis (due in another week or so). Synopsis-writing is not my very favorite endeavor . . . but the sooner it is complete, the sooner I can tackle the next adventure!

Blessings to all of you, and thank for all your prayers and support of my writerly endeavors! This A-Z series is now complete.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Starflower....wow, the title sounds wonderful, and I'm sure the cover will be amazing, and, I'm sure the book will be just as good, if not better, as the others!

~Clara

Faith King said...

Congratulations on the contract! Looking forward to the 'Tales' :-)

need2read said...

Wow!! Starflower is a beautiful title! I can't wait for that and for Moonblood in April.

need2read said...

Starflower sounds familiar. What is the reason you chose it? Wasn't it someones name in Veiled Rose?

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

Thanks everyone! :)

Yes, Starflower was mentioned several times in Veiled Rose. And if you have read Heartless, you have already met her . . . though not by that name! :) I'm excited to share her story!

need2read said...

now I think I know who Starflower is, but I won't say for people who have not read the books, plus I want to be surprised if I am right. Do you know when the cover will be set? I can't wait to see it.

Anonymous said...

Christa here!
Yay!!! More Tales of Goldstone Wood!!! =D
I think I know who this Starflower is too, but I would certainly like to see who she was in Heartless.

Anonymous said...

Christa again.
Nevermind, after rereading bits of Heartless now I know who she is. But I won't give anything away.

Anonymous said...

I'm super excited to read Moonblood, and now excited to read Starflower!! Can't wait to see the cover too! :)

I remember Starflower in Veild Rose, but I don't remember who she is in Heartless...