I emerge to offer quick doodles (see below) and passable life advice. It's been a while since I've updated the blog, and for that I'm sorry, but I can happily say book two is well underway. While writing these past few months (and doing not much else) I realized - as I often do upon escaping my little office, having become a creature of the night with only my caffeine problem to keep me company - that life still exists outside of the written word. It took my friends dragging me out, and I'm utterly grateful to them for persevering past my homebody tendencies. I don't know if I'm the only one who needs to hear this, but you can't stop my latest revelation. So here goes: writing is only a slice on the pie chart of what it takes to craft your novel. Finding the inspiration to write, now that's the real crux of writing. Whether that means going out with friends, traveling, revisiting your favourite stories, or whatever it takes to get your fix, writing is about more than just putting pen to paper. So let your characters live through the ink, but let yourself live as well, however you see fit to do so, and the life - the inspiration - in you will show in what you write.
Now that I've gotten that out of the way, here's a speedy sketch from book two of the Anelisha Knight trilogy. Spoilers without context aren't really spoilers, right?