An End and a Beginning
We've nearly reached the end of my month at Inside a Dog, so it's almost time for me to say goodbye. It's been a time of farewells for me, because just last week, I sent off my final corrections for the North American edition of The FitzOsbornes at War, which comes out in October. I've spent more than seven years writing the Montmaray Journals books, and now my work on them is finally over. But the end of something often means the beginning of something new, and now I'm working on a new book. Well, it's nowhere near being a 'book' at the moment – I'm somewhere between Steps Two and Three of my writing process. It's about history, but it's not really anything like The FitzOsbornes at War. There are no princesses in it, for one thing (although there are a couple of smart, determined and imaginative teenage girls). And it's not set in Europe . . . oh, wait, some of it is, but most of it is set in a place that's very familiar to me. Here are some photos of it:
Some old buildings (pretending to be much older than they actually are)
and a close-up shot of the cloisters (in black and white, because that makes them look spookier).
and a unicorn.
and a very important gentleman.
A German devil spitting into a fountain
and a Mesopotamian demigod cuddling (or possibly, trying to strangle) a lion.
Hmm, what could this book possibly be about? (This is still a bit of a mystery to me, as well.)
Anyway, I'll be back on Monday to say goodbye, to announce the winner of my book giveaway and to introduce your new Writer in Residence at Inside a Dog. Have a lovely weekend!