I have just realised that it has been over a month since I last posted something, for which I am very sorry! But a lot has happened in that month: I have got married, although I am still going to be writing as Heather James, to keep things less complicated. I have also moved house and am currently living out of cardboard boxes; an Ikea-trip away from having all of my furniture! I have also changed day-jobs and have become a secondary school librarian (which provides a wonderful combination of lots of books and long holidays to write in!). Summer holidays started today and I have finally found a spare moment for the blog. Hopefully it will be followed soon with lots of updates for Water.
I had hoped to have ARCs ready by now, but I'm not 100% happy with the manuscript yet, so you are going to have to wait a little longer for the release date and cover reveal, as well as all of the exciting extras and new character introductions I have been planning. Don't forget though - the opening was posted during my blog tour for Fire, so check back through the posts for a sneak peak.
In the meantime, I have been rather hurriedly working on my submission for this year's Young Writers Prize competition, organised by Hot Key Books and Kobo. If you haven't heard about this competition before, you should definitely check it out. I entered last year and will hopefully be entering again this year (if I can get everything in on time!) Its brilliant to see a Publishing company supporting young writers.
Once my competition entry is sent off, Elements of Power will become my sole focus again (well, in between more house business, my ever-growing reading list and my desire to get back onto Wattpad and Figment before my accounts become completely dormant...)
So the upshot of all this is: expect lots of exciting stuff, coming very soon, just please bear with me as I get back into the flow of things after what has been the most chaotic, yet exciting, month of my life!