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.