For the past month or so, maybe longer, I'd had a thought poking around in the back of my brain.
This week I pulled it out of the recesses of my mind's attic and took a good look at it, to see what it actually was and if I had use for it.
The thought was scary and sad, yet also, relieving.
I realized I have outgrown The Arindraen Series, and decided that I won't be finishing it.
While I still love (most of) the characters, and while Called will always be special and Plague of Darkness is my pet, it's time to move forward.
The series has taught me a lot. I've grown very much as an author thanks
to those books and to the practice they've given me. Yet after writing Shadow of Glory and Hosanna House, and having even more ideas, I simply don't have much of a drive to finish The Arindraen Series. My new ideas pull at me more, are deeper (I think), and hopefully, more relevant and compelling.
So while I will be making Plague of Darkness available for purchase, I won't be completing Fate by Proxy or writing Honor.
It's been a learning curve, but now the road is curving in another direction.