I’m finally done with my outline for the Riser/Atlas mash-up book. I’m excited to combine both worlds and get back into Chelsan and Kala’s heads! I miss Chelsan terribly! It’s been three years since I’ve written a Riser book and I honestly thought Ripper would be the last one. (Sometimes your characters have something else in mind though lol!)
As I wrote the prophecy of Atlas in Grigori Returned, I just knew: Chelsan had to be the one to break Kala’s curse. It was an exhilarating moment and now I can’t believe I get to actually start writing it! I had to finish the last two Atlas books first, but now I’m ready to smash these two worlds together!
The outline was difficult. Juggling ten to twenty characters from the combined universes was quite challenging. I want to give everyone their due. I don’t want the reader to feel as if there wasn’t enough time spent on one of their favorite characters.
For Kala, it’s been three hundred years since we last saw her, so there’s A LOT of baggage and history to catch up on. Think about it: she’s had to commit over 27,000 acts of atrocity in three hundred years! She’s not the same Kala Hicks she was back in 2016, and yet she is as well. The core of her is the same, it’s just the years and years of doing horrible things to keep the universe balanced has left her a little jaded, but also a little impatient for Chelsan to break the curse.
I’m going to delve in and enjoy every second of it! Can’t wait to share it with the world!
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