My current WIP, MAGIC AND POWER, is on temporary hold while I work through a particularly difficult spot in the revisions of my middle grade fantasy, MAGE STORM. The tricky spot is because I’m taking a section that originally had only two characters and revising it to include three characters. There are so many more possibilities for a bit of conflict between the good guys when there are three of them rather than only two. I think it will ultimately work better, but that doesn’t make it easy. Especially when I’m trying to be very careful about adding too much to the word count.
I love MAGE STORM. Always did. Here’s the pitch (which will need more work):
Like everyone else, Rell believes that magic died along with its users at the end of the Great Mage War. All that’s left are the violent, semi-sentient mage storms made up of the ashes of the magic users killed in the war. Then he’s caught in a mage storm and infected with magic he doesn’t know how to control. Rell must find someone who can help him learn to deal with this gift for his own safety and that of everyone around him. If he can’t, that fire he accidentally started in the barn will be nothing compared to what the magic will do to him. If he succeeds, Rell could begin healing the damage caused by the war and ending the mage storms forever.
I’ve already got ideas for three sequels to this one, more trouble that Rell and his friends can get into.
Of course, that’s never all I’m working on.
Don’t forget FIRE AND EARTH. (I have to find time to do some more promotion for this one.)
Oh, and I finally figured out how to do the European 4 in 1 chain mail pattern:
Happy Mother’s Day everyone!