|i get the impression that everyone is now stalking my plenilune pinterest board|
Short answer: yes. The long answer ought to be similarly uncomplicated, but somehow it never works out that way when I try to explain. In brief, the three stories are separate plots linked only by one or two characters who happen to make cameo appearances in the other novels. One character manages to make an appearance in all three; two other characters are only mentioned or seen briefly in the other's novel. You can see how the explanation begins to grow confusing. I like to think I'm doing rather well...are plenilune, gingerune, and adamantine related?
A lot of people ask me what happened to this novel, as I was working on it so well this time last year. (Actually, I was freaking out and going to Scotland this time last year. Damnation. That was a year ago?) There is nothing wrong with Gingerune. On the contrary, I'm very pleased with the plot. But because Plenilune has exploded into so many satellite novels, I feel compelled to follow the Plenilunar system while the motions of the heavenly bodies are yet young in my sky. I will return to Gingerune when the time is right. I also have a lot of varying aspects to study and research for Gingerune, so I am in no hurry.gingerune
People who know me from my pre-Penslayer days ask me what happened to Adamantine. Whenever I answer this question, I am invariably met with passive-aggressive to aggressive disagreement, which has made me reticent to bring up the topic. The fact of the matter is, Adamantine was my first serious novel. Not my first full-Jenny-length novel, but my first serious novel which I could entertain the thought of publishing. However, looking back across several novels now, I can easily see so many aspects of Adamantine which want improvement that at this point I don't believe I can simply patch it up through revision and editing. It needs rewriting. And about this point in the conversation is when I am met with disagreement. I am also in no hurry to begin the rewrite, since I am knee-deep in my Plenilunar novels, so this is not a disagreement which has been stoked to hammers and tongs. But I like to think that I know what is best for the story, and for the story I feel a total rewrite would be best. Some time when I am a billion years old, look for a release announcement here on The Penslayer for Adamantine. Meanwhile I keep an open mind (by dint of my mind being a complete untutored wash of latent energy) and occasionally bits and pieces of the rewrite come washing up to shore.adamantine
Who needs no introduction. I have been thoroughly impressed and encouraged by the enthusiasm of my advance readers and by everyone else who has been waiting for this novel seemingly forever. I know it has been a long time, but one thing I have learned along the way is that I love how confident I feel in this novel, and I want to take all the time I need to make sure I can feel this confident for each one of my novels when I go to release them. I want to do my best and give you my best. It might take a lot of time, but you will thank me in the end.plenilune