In very brief: I have sold Shayara
to Drollerie Press
as a six-book series.
So yeah. DUDE.
The longer version:
When I was sixteen and in the ICU, they would allow me nothing but a yellow legal pad and a pen. So, given nothing else to do, I created a world.
That world has been living in my head all this time. There are times I've been actively working on it, here on LJ and in comic and web-story form, and there are times when you haven't seen it at all, but it's always been there. And now I get to share it with you in the way many of you have been asking for all along.
The six books:
The main story arc is a trilogy. If you've been reading me for a while, you have a sense of what books one and two are like, but I've been keeping book three close to my chest. :)
Drollerie has also purchased all three supplemental novellas/novels - My Empire for Ashes
, Jessa & Fenris's as-yet-unnamed story, and Mask and Marionette
, which is the story of books one and two from the POV of my villains. So you get the whole trilogy, and also you get to explore stuff that led up to the events of the trilogy and stuff that's been happening simultaneously offscreen.
We are also talking soundtrack and jewelry. And Shayara.com will likely be an ARG, which is one of the things I wanted to do with it in the first place.
One of the hilarious things is that this wasn't even what I was talking about with my original liminal-space post! At that point, I knew I'd sold My Empire for Ashes
, but the other five took me by surprise. :)
And... I love this. In so many ways. It feels right that Shayara should be the first book out of the gate; it lets me build up to Cicatrix
So yes. Shayara, the series. Coming soon (don't know how soon yet) from Drollerie Press.
Man. I have got a lot of work to do. :)
Time to come home. :)