Why yes, the dragons are a bit delayed…
A number of you have asked about the status of Netherfield: Rogue Dragon. I said the book would be available Winter 2017. (foolish woman, tempting fate!) It’s record cold, we’ve even had snow on the Gulf Coast (along with a hurricane and an earthquake, thank you every much!) It must definitely be winter now, right?
Yes, Virginia, it is absolutely winter. And yet there are no dragons.
I should have knowing saying something like that aloud was a deeply dangerous and foolish bit of hubris. And yet, I did it anyway. Needless to say, I have discovered the depth of my error. The best laid plans of (wo)man and dragons have been thwarted by forces even a dragon cannot control.
My planed intentions had been to pick up with Netherfield as soon as A Less Agreeable Man was out in the world. Uh, yeah, great notion. But I failed to consult the weather reports . Had I done so, I might have noticed we were entering the height of hurricane season and thought better of making long range plans. Then again, I might not.
Without rehashing all the detains, I’ll sum it up here: Hurricane-1, Dragons-0. Match to the hurricane.
Fear not, though, the dragons are not down for the count. They’ve relit their fires and are looking for a rematch! And since hurricane season is well over and done with (thank heavens!), they’ve got a fighting chance!
I’ve got my dragon world and research notes all set up (over 125 pages) and story notes in place. The first chapters are in draft form. The process is underway.
I know what you’re about to say. Get to the important part, woman! So when will it be done?
Seriously, you would ask me that? After the last time I attempted to answer the question, I’m not taking a chance on answering a query like that! The entire state of Texas might fall off into the sea and I’m just not willing to chance that!
But once I get half-way through the draft or so, I’ll start posting chapters here. So watch for that and you’ll have a sense of the progress.
In the mean time I’ll be posting regular dragon tidbits to keep your appetite whetted for all things draconic!
Thank so much for all your patience, support, and well wishes as the dragons retake their rightful place around here.