How to Stop Wildfire Sixth Anniversary
Honestly, this has been one funky year and I imagine for us all. Things were definitely accomplished last year, for sure, but at times it felt like spinning wheels in place while other things ran free. Progress was intense in some places and then hardly any in others. I am so glad for all of the things I’ve done media-wise like commissions and what not this past year, but… I wish Amethyst Shards had been done by now. That’s what I’ve been working on and focusing on now, so that is what is on my mind.
I wish the sixth anniversary could be also the date of the release of the tenth book in the series, but it is not done and that is OK. This book, especially, I need and should be able to take the time with. HTSW took me years to write, and if I have to return to my roots (at least partially so) to finish this journey, then so be it. That’s apt in its own way. The end is known in the beginning.
I don’t like the sound of ends. And this really is not one. It’s just another beginning. I’m looking forward to completing this ten book long arc that began properly six years ago with How to Stop Wildfire. To completing this first giant step of my journey and start looking to the horizon for the next one. It’s so close and yet…I need to work for it. As I always have and always will.
But the difference from now and then is that I am older and wiser than when I wrote How to Stop Wildfire. That both weighs on me and motivates me. The world is rich with possibilities and I can seize it. I can seize it on my own terms, in my own way. I have to stay to true to myself, though. Despite all that I could do, what ought I do? What should I do?
Right now those aren’t questions for me. The question is not in what. There isn’t really a question. I just need to keep going. And I’ll keep going and going because it never really stops. Every step is complete in its own way but things are still incomplete. It just keeps going on…incomplete and complete all at once…
How to Stop Wildfire Eighth Anniversary
I find myself here, eight years on, without too much to say or reflect on in anything particular. Over this year, I’ve written things outside my domain and written more in it (including finishing The Lost). I’ve felt free to explore other ideas and random projects. Not much has come from it, realistically, but it has felt good and fun. I wonder if part of me is avoiding focusing too much on book 11—because it’s starting a big new part...
How to Stop Wildfire Seventh Anniversary
My last anniversary post was ruminating on being focused with Amethyst Shards and that not being done. Now, it is. So on this seventh anniversary of How to Stop Wildfire, I am…still a little focused on AS, but more what that represents and means. As in, the conclusion of the ten book arc, and how much more I can talk about the entire journey now that this major step is done. And what comes next. Or rather, what is going...