Well, here we are in a new year. I'm not so sure there is anything different...but I have hope of better things to come.
So, this post is all about my plans for 2021 at Castle's Story World. If you're interested in hearing about some of my future book plans, then read on....
Alburnium Story World...
Do you enjoy escaping to Alburnium? If so, then you are in for a treat.
I'm about halfway through a second trilogy titled The Phoenix Province. I wish that I had covers to show you, but they are coming. I'm still trying to work out what I want them to look like. I've been through about four versions so far, but I'm getting closer.
Once I have Wings of Flame cover created, I'll be sure to share it here with all of you.
Brewing in that crazy mind of mine is another trilogy about three brothers. There are a few fairytales about adventures that three brothers can get into. So, I'm also working on the Wolf Pack Brothers. It's in the early development of brainstorming, so that's about all I can say about it at this time.
I'm thinking of adding to the Sentinel Archives stories.
This would mean an updated branding and cover. If you read Kai and Wendy's story and would like to see more from this world, let me know in the comments. I have a couple of stories planned out and had even started the second book, but then put it on the back burner.
Is it time to move this project up front? Let me know.
The Sentinel Achieves ties into another project world I've been developing.
The Shrouded Havens.
This will be an urban fantasy about worlds that collide. You may have already read a couple of short stories from this world: Entangled and King of Ice and Time.
Very soon, I'm going to release Entangled as a stand alone. And when I get back King of Ice and Time, it will follow along, after I make a couple of revisions that I didn't want to include in the collection.
I have another mermaid short that goes with this world that I want to write and release. Let me know if you're intrigued with these stories. If you are, then I'll get to work on the main series that I've been outlining for this story world. This is another "wanna do" project.
Oh, and I can't forget to mention that I have some children's picture books in the works, as well. The first will be a retelling of Psalm 23 from a sheep's point of view. I have a few shorts that I've written in the past for fun and would like to see them come to live. Plus, it gives me a chance to exercise my art talents as I design or paint the pictures myself. It's fun and something I work on in my spare moments.
This is my year to get things done. And, yes, I'll mainly be writing fantasy. Some of them with romance, but my main focus for now is writing more fantastical tales.
Well, that's it in a nutshell.
I'll be a busy girl this year, you think? I'm excited about these stories. And even more excited about diving into these worlds.
Share in the comments which ones you are most looking forward to.
I always love hearing from you.
Blessings and Peace,
Jackie Castle is an author, artist and dreamer. She lives in Texas with her husband, two grown children and her dog, Banjo. She looks for the extraordinary in the ordinary in everything she experiences.