An Inheritance of Magic is now out and gathering reviews. With the AMA and most of my interviews and publicity done, things are going to start winding down now, so here’s what you can expect for the rest of the year!
First on my to-do list is the first-round edits for Book 2 in the Inheritance of Magic series, provisionally titled An Instruction in Shadow. I heard back from my editors earlier in the month, and luckily they seem to really like the book as it is, meaning that the edits to be done are all very minor. I should be able to get them done in only two or three weeks, after which I’ll be free to start work on Book 3 (I’m hoping to get properly started on that before the end of the year). Ideally I’d like to finish Book 3 by summer of next year so that it can be published around the autumn of 2025.
As for the blog, my original plans were to write a bunch more of the “Beginner’s Guide to Drucraft” worldbuilding articles by September. Personal events have put me behind track on that one, but I’m still intending to do it, so hopefully that’ll fill up most of my blog content for November and early December.
Finally, there’s the big question of how Inheritance of Magic is doing. I’ve been watching the numbers over the past few weeks, and I’m happy to say that so far, it seems to be doing pretty well! Goodreads ratings are hovering around 4.3 and according to my UK editor, early sales are great. It’s always tricky to launch a new series when you’re mainly known for another one, but for now it seems that Inheritance is off to a good start. Now the wait begins – in the long term, the success or failure of the series will depend on how widely it spreads and attracts interest over the next few years. Right now, there’s no way to predict how that will turn out, but for the moment, things look good.
And that’s it for the moment. I’m going to be away for much of November, but I’ll try to get a few more Beginner’s Guide to Drucraft pieces done and set them to upload automatically while I’m gone.