A Progress Report

Some of you know how I’ve been yearning for a return ticket to Obann. But I’ve had to wait for My Lord to give me the go-ahead.

Well, I think He has! This weekend I received a couple of start-up scenes for Book #7–which was going to be titled The Temple, but now it seems I’ll have to find another title. When I finished writing #6, The Palace, my characters were left with a great mission set before them: to carry God’s word across the mountains, into the Heathen lands ruled by the Thunder King, likely to be a very dangerous enterprise. So I knew the next book would have to be about their efforts to do that.

I still don’t know how they’re going to do it; I’ll have to find out by writing the book. But at least I now know how to start the story.

Meanwhile, #5, The Fugitive Prince, is being prepared for publication. The current task is to proofread the typeset version–very necessary: it was quickly discovered that some of the chapters were mis-numbered.  That might’ve thrown some readers for a loop. We can’t have that, can we?

So how many Bell Mountain books will have to be written? Search me!

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