So, I've been on a bit of a clean and organize binge of late, and in doing so pulled down my copy of The Sorceress of Darshiva. I bought this book right when it came out, so the conclusion to The Malloreon, The Seeress of Kell was still a year away, and the new series, The Elenium, was just getting started. And all that was reflected in the front matter of the book.
Oh, there was something ever so tantalizing about that asterisk and its promise of a book that was Forthcoming. It let you know that there was a PLAN in the works.
So I've always gotten excited when I get my author copies of each new book, and right there in the front matter it lays out a little more of a promise, a bit more of The Plan.
I don't know why, but it always thrills me. I think because it is that explicit promise I'm making to the readers: More is on the way. And that promise is a thing I take very seriously. I don't like to tell you that a book is coming unless I know it's coming. I make good on what I tell you I'm going to do.
So I need to get back to it, so I can keep fulfilling that promise.