It's probably more of a pet project than anything else at this point.
I do leave a lot of unresolved issues at the end of the 8th book and there are things I'd like for the story. I might feel tempted to write a 9th book as a sort of standalone story to close other possibilities, and I'm certain it would be very fun to write it.
And here comes the conundrum: Few people will actually care if I write more sequels.
It's a tough call, because I find it very fun to write therse novels. I could very easily do the draft for a 9th novel in 6 months at the current pace I write in odd bursts of free time/inspiration/urgency to finish the blasted story.
However, I would also like to write about other stories filled with fantasy, and even other Young Adult novels that have absolutely no fantasy elements whatsoever. The possibilities are infinite.
For now, I have to make the tough choice to close the final chapter of this amazing series. It was a really fun ride.
I do wish to continue drawing artwork related to the series, because it's so damn fun. Problem is, drawing takes a huge amount of time for me and I just don't have a lot of time to draw these days.
And while I feel sad about leaving more stories on hold, it doesn't mean I am totally against writing more as pet projects.
All in all, good day, Spaulding. It was a real thrill writing your story these past 3 years!
No, this isn't Spaulding, it is a very crummy Hama drawing I quickly made with Photoshop. The lack of my intuos pen obviously shows.
If you are one of the... what... 5 people? That have bothered to read my book series to the end, wow, I'm amazed that you made it so far.
Maybe you could do me a huge favor and reviewing my work on Amazon and Goodreads, I could surely use the reviews!