Some of you may remember my telling you that my Dragon's Hoard Series will be going out of print this June and that I was working with LT3 to renew the contract. I have finally gotten confirmation from LT3 that this is going to happen. All four books in my Dragon's Hoard Series are undergoing edits right now. Once the editing process is complete and a new contract is signed, my Dragon's Hoard Series will be reprinted.
What does this mean? Honestly, since this is the first of my books I've renewed a contract for, I'm not entirely sure. I know the series is being re-edited, but I don't believe there will be any substantive changes to the overall story. I'll be able to say that for certain once I see the edits, of course. I don't know if there will be new covers for the series, if there will also be a reprint of the print book, or how the new version will be made available to readers that own copies of the old version. It looks like I will find all of that out as it happens, so check my blog postings for additional information as I learn it.
What I do know right now is that I promised my readers a short story collection for this series four years ago and I have yet to deliver. There couldn't be a better time to debut those stories than when the reprint goes live. I've therefore put aside everything else I've been working on in order to focus exclusively on getting the short stories completed. At this point, I have finished writing four of the six stories. The last two are the two most difficult ones. The first is focused on how White and Eldest met, but I haven't started writing it yet. The second is about the long-awaited day when Tori is considered an adult. I've written about 2k words for it, but am a bit stuck on how to keep the playful vibe when Tori wants to grow up so badly.
If I can get both stories completed this month, and get the entire set edited and ready for submission, hopefully these stories will be in your hands not too long after the reprints come out.
March 1, 2021
Mell Eight is an author writing with NSP. For more information about Mell and her writing, please visit her website: http://melleightfiction.