YA Author Club: Current Works In Progress

The YA Author Club members are sharing their Current Works in Progress this week. I can’t wait to read what everyone’s been up to!

As for me I’m working on the March 2013 release of my ‘Untitled’ project which focuses on The Companion’s Guild. I think I’ve decided, but I’m not sure, to make this a full-length novel and the first novel of a second series which will complement my Algardis series. It’s set in the same world and I can’t stop thinking there’s more to this story than just a short novella.

I’ve even found a GREAT but expensive cover artist that I could use for this series. Of course, I’m keeping Amalia for my Algardis series.

Here’s a short blurb:

Ciardis Vane grew up in the snowy vale of Vaneis. When she’s chosen to train as a court Companion everything’s she ever known is gone. She must fight and win the right to choose a Patron while learning the magical skills inherited from her ancestry.

The long and short of it is that the novella was intended to appease my fans between the publication of the Algardis series books in Nov. 2012 and May 2013 but I’ve written 20,000 words in just about three weeks. By the time March rolls around I could easily have a full-novel of 60,000 words ready for publication.

The downside? The cost of publishing one of my novels. I have to factor in the costs of my editor, my cover artist, my ebook formatter and a marketing campaign. If this was a novella the price of production would be half the cost and I wouldn’t do a full marketing campaign.

Any thoughts?

3 thoughts on “YA Author Club: Current Works In Progress

  1. Tough decision, but I have to tell you that the blurb and the passion you have for this story (proved by writing 20,000 in 3 weeks) sounds like the makings of a full novel to me. Good luck with whatever you decide and WELCOME to the carnival.

  2. Thanks so much for the comments Melissa and Bryna! I’ve decided to go the full-length route. I can’t wait for you guys to see the cover! And who knows? Maybe some readers will like the Courtlight series and others will hold on to the Algardis series.


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