…this is where we end.
Mason will be one book. After a lot of deliberation, and several “Book crisis. Tea date?” texts later, I’ve finally wrapped my head around this book enough to figure it out. It will be one book only. Mason will not be kidnapped in the end, like he is in the short story. Rather, it will end with him taking on the mantle of leader and stepping forward into war.
And though edits continue, and I will update this as the other half of his world starts developing (ie: when I start sending out to agents), updates will be fewer and farther between as I begin work on another novel. Yes, it’s only the first draft, and yes, I still have a long way to go, but for the first time in 11 years, I’m not worrying about Ronan, and I feel like I have a decade’s worth of novels waiting to be let out, so here I go, into the unknown.