Well, first things first, I suppose. A Spirit’s Kindred is now available for pre-order! Launch day is March 11th, and the promotional price will last for another week past that, so if you want the fancy pants Launch Price, now’s your chance. I hope you enjoy Kai’s story!
It was a tough one for me to write. I had to go back several times and redo large parts to avoid Kai falling into the whiny jerk role. I think he’s got some fairly legitimate concerns about his own abilities, but as any writer (or artist, or actor or…) can tell you it’s really easy to take a legitimate concern and turn it into crippling self-doubt. When there are external forces pushing you down that road as well… Well, you’ll have to tell me if I did an acceptable job or not.
Other than that, we spent this weekend here in Maryland trying not to get blown away by “windmageddon.” It was the first time I’d heard about school being closed for wind, but then it was the first time I saw a street sign blown flat over without a hurricane behind it, so maybe the school system was on to something.
Hunkering down gave me plenty of time to think about the plot for the next Los Gatos book, and I think I might be on to something interesting. We’ll see how it all works out this week. It seems like I’ll be spending my time outlining and plotting. I live to make life complicated, it seems. Well, some lives, anyway… Sebastian and Doc don’t know what they’re in for.