Saying Good-Bye to Dragons
The final book in The Dragon and the Scholar Saga: Dragon's Bride will be released Sept. 19th and is currently available for pre-order as an Amazon ebook.
Though I've had the basic idea for Dragon's Curse and its sequels since high school, I didn't actually start writing it until NaNoWriMo 2012. That is almost two years ago. I wrote Dragon's Debt while my husband was at career course in North Caroline for three months at the beginning of 2013 and Dragon's Rival over that summer. Dragon's Bride was my 2013 NaNoWriMo book, and I won NaNoWriMo in that I finished 50k words in November, but the book stretched on to about 74k and I didn't actually type out "The End" until almost January of this year.
With the "writing" part done, I still had re-writing, and editing, and tweaking, and polishing, and I only recently wrapped all that up.
I've written guest posts about these stories and even from the point of view of the characters.
Dragon's Curse (The Dragon and the Scholar Book 1)
Anyway, to sum up, I've been living with these characters every day of my life for almost two years now in some capacity. They get to be pretty real after all that time and effort. Part of me isn't completely ready to let them go. I know what some of their kids do, for instance, and might write future stories about their continuing adventures. I know some stories about Ewan during his pre-Dragon's Curse days, about Martin's early years in the Academy, even about Ryan's unhappy childhood and seemingly cursed romantic life. I have material for several more novels or at least novellas and short stories.
Though right now I'm moving my focus off this world, somehow I doubt I've said good-bye to it completely.
After all, everything is cooler with dragons.