Thursday, July 15, 2010

Book Four . . . Whoa!

I am back from vacation!! Yay! I had a really, really wonderful time and saw so many people I only get to see every couple of years, but, I have to tell you, by the time we got down to that last day of traveling, I was ready to get home!!! (To my lovely bookshelves . . . oh yessss, my preciousessssss!)



*koffkoff* Anyway . . . Not only am I back from vacation, it is working time. The time when I hunker down and write every day and pretty much say no to everyone. (Sorry in advance . . .)

And what am I working on? Wings Book Four.

OMG!!

No really! I am writing the last book of the series. I'm over fifty pages in, actually. It's a little weird. I've had this book in my head for about three and a half years now, and I wrote out my outline a couple weeks ago. The whole story. Every single important piece of it. I admit it was a little weird to see all the secrets I've been keeping, laid out in a word document. (The only non-publishing team person who knows what happens at the end of this series is my husband. Even my mother does not know . . . so don't ask.:D) It felt like I was cheating. Or revealing state secrets, or something.

So do I get to The End and then I'm done writing?

Absolutely not! I've had a lot of questions about what comes after Wings and my answer has generally been, "Something, but I just can't think that far ahead right now." Turns out it's about time to start thinking that far ahead! The Wings series has been an incredibly passionate, career-altering experience for me, but trust me, I'm not done yet. So here's a little sneak preview of what you can expect from me over the next . . . oh . . . five years (assuming, of course, that Harper still likes me when the Wings series is over.:D)

I have a non-Wings stand-alone tentatively slated to come out between Wings Books 3 and 4 about a human guy named Jeff. I'm still working through the plot of a series about a magical human girl named Candace, and I am about a third of the way through another stand-alone about a semi-human girl named Haley. More long term, I have a series and a duo that are doing some long-term simmering on the back burner. So yeah, you haven't seen the last of me, mwahahahahahaha!!!!

But for now, I am dictating the final fates of Laurel, David, and Tamani. Hehehehe.

Ciao!

54 comments:

Candyland said...

You're sneaky!

Emily White said...

I'm looking forward to it! First, I have to catch up, though. I just finished Wings this morning after getting it in the mail yesterday. Nope, I couldn't put it down.

Red Boot Pearl said...

Can't wait :)

Else said...

I'm so looking forward to reading the next two books! After I opened Spells for the first time, I didn't stop reading until 2.22 am (I really should have put it down and gone to sleep, but I couldn't)
They're my new favorite books of all time ^^
I hope Laurel ends up with Tamani..
And I'm seriously depressed it will only be four books!

Ezmirelda said...

That's awesome! I personally hope you never stop writing, and that HarperCollins will never stop liking you. :D

Amanda said...

I am glad you got some R&R!

I can't wait to see what else you've got cooking! HOORAY!

purplebookworm02 said...

I. AM. SO. JEALOUS. OF. YOUR. BOOKSHELVES. I zoomed in on the picture, because I'm a creep like that, and I have many of the same books. I feel cool now! Or lame . . . depending on how you look at it . . . btw TEAM TAMANI

Marie said...

I'm so sad to see the Wings series come to an end, I love it!

I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us!

Espe said...

Welcome back! See you soon!

Graham Bradley said...

Man, I wonder what that feels like...

Sarah said...

If Laurel ends up with David, I'm going to cry.
=(

shai said...

when doe the third book come out and what is it called!? i seriously cant wait! i loved Wings and Spells <3 cant wait to read more! :)

Shai said...

When does the third book come out and what is it called!? i seriously cannot wait! i loved Wings and Spells <3

molly said...

I'm so glad to see that you have so many more books planned, even after WINGS. That makes, what? Two series, two stand alones and a duo? That is AWESOME! :D

Kristina said...

I'm really, really looking forward to the next two installations of your Wings series! I'm sooo excited! I picked up Wings and Spells at the bookstore and I couldn't put them down for the life of me!

It's a little sad that the series is stopping at only four. I love the story you created so much that it'd make me a little sad to see it end. I'm guessing we can't convince you to make another 6 books? ;P

Oh, and... I agree with everyone else -- I'm SO rooting for Tamani! Have been since he was first introduced! I'll hold on to hope! ;)

Amanda said...

Can't wait to see what happens in book three even, and you're teasing us with book four?

Mary (The Sweet Bookshelf) said...

I'M STILL WAITING FOR BOOK 3!!!
Don't tease me!!

OK, My sisters, my mom, and I have all analyzed the first 2 books and we have come up with some theories or predictions, if you will, to what we think will happen by the end of the series!

Here are my predictions/theories:

Tamani is going to join Kai's group. He's got to find out what she is up to!

Laurel (or Mara) invent a memory potion and Laurel remembers her past as a faerie and with Tamani!!

David and Chelsea will be together. Something at the end of Spells makes us think they will be together.

Laurel and Tamani will be together, they will be hand fasted early and will make a seedling. Who will be a winter faerie.

OR All the Winter faeries will die and Laurel will be chosen to take their place as Queen. (You wrote that a Fall Faerie had once been Queen....

I have no idea about the trolls and what nasty business they are going to be in, but we believe that Kai is all a part of it!

WE SHALL SEE!!!! I am so excited!!

Mary (The Sweet Bookshelf) said...

I mean Klea....

Anonymous said...

Team Tamani all the way! He and Laurel totaly go well together. I will be so upset if Laurel ends up with David!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait until I can see what happens next! I just got done reading Wings, and it was great! :) congrats on the whole movie deal too!

Aqua said...

I can't believe there's only going to be 4 books! : ( I really love this series, and I don't want it to end.
( P.S. I think Laurel should end up with David)

Welshcake said...

Are you going to write (or have you written) that book about the boy who encounters a klepto ghost on his first day at a new school? I still remember that from Miss Snark's Happy Hooker contest, it really stuck with me!

Welshcake said...

Oh, wait...the boy was called Jeff, wasn't he? I guess you have written it!

Heather said...

That's great to hear about book 4, how exciting! And even more exciting to get a sneak peek of what you're working on for post-Wings time. I never had a doubt that you had much more in you!

Jill said...

Omg, FOUR BOOKS??? *faints*
I almost died seeing how Spells eded andi sure needed to see if there was more!!! Going to see book 3! YaY!
Btw... Team TAMANI!!

Simply_Amber said...

Oh I can't wait for the next two books to come out! Spells totally left me hanging... I really want to know what Tamani is up to!
Although I love David, I really really hope Laurel ends up with Tamani!!
TEAM TAMANI :D

Anonymous said...

well i havent been to borders but i havent seen a 3rd book let alone 4th and i am literally freaking out about the David-Tamani thing becuz hher being a faerie its gross to be with david and Tam sound way hotter instead but and i think they should come up with a potion for laurel to have her memmories so that she remembers she loves Tam ahhh!!!! MUST READ NEXT BOOK <3

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for Book 3 and just had to add another TEAM TAMANI shout-out! By the way, I see "Beautiful Darkness" on your bookshelf and am beyond jealous....

ella said...

Can I have book 3 of wings now? :P hahaha. im also jealous of our "beautiful darkness" book. :/

Kylie said...

I AM SO EXCITED!!!!! I cant wait for the third wings book, when is it coming out??

Anonymous said...

I loved wings and spells but i cant believe she picked David!!! I like tamani heaps better and i hope her comes back in the third book. By the way when is the third book coming out cause i desperatly want to read it!!

Ashley said...

Cannot wait to see how it all ends! (Preferably in the arms of Tamani...)

Swimmer said...

I think that EVERYONE wants Tamani to win and I am so hoping that it happens! And if it doesn't.... i'll probably throw my book at a wall.... not joking I have done that several times and it means I love the book but wish it would have gone differently!

kim said...

Book four!!!
I am so excited, I am writing from Peru and I looooove your books, I read them both and everytime I have free time I read them over again... they are such amazing!
I'm writing because I want to know when does the third book will come over so we can read it, I cant wait.. I want to see what happens with Laurel and David, they are so cute together and I hope they will stay as an item
I wanted to congrats you cause you are one of my favorites writers ever and I wanted to tell you that I cant wait to read the third and the four book...and is such a lame that there will be just four of them cause I think the story can go on.
cant wait. when does the book hits books stores??? bye!!

ern said...

TEAM TAMANI AS WELL! :)
Tamani is much more... better :)
David is nice and sweet, but Tamani was the meant to be one!!

Can't wait for book3 / 4!

Brianna Bruce said...

I can't wait until the third book! When will it come out? I am so excited to see so many Team Tamani members on here! I am one myself. : )

Anonymous said...

Um im ticked i finished spells just now and was looking for the third book which isnt even out now! um Hello?? ugh i have to finish these books they are so addicting i couldnt put them down once i picked them up!

Fantasy said...

OMG!!! When is book 3 coming out and what is it called? Must...read...book...three...
Okay if Laurel doesn't come to her senses and pick Tamani I'm seriously gonna cry! David was MUCH better as a friend! TEAM TAMANI 4EVA!!!

Paige said...

I am soo glad there will be another one(: So sad there will only be 2 more Dx I really really hope Laurel ends up with Tamani! I wanted to throw the book at the wall when Spells ended, Laurel made me so mad when she picked David instead, but I couldnt risk losing my page or putting it down to do so. TEAM TAMANI!♥!

A Pen In Neverland: Angela Peña Dahle said...

I hate saying no to everyone when I have to write. Unfortuanately with toddlers it is near impossible! Yikes! Oh and I love that book shelf you have there along the wall. I really need one. We left ours behind in FL! :( I must bug DH to some day buy me one(heck or make me one) fantastic, beyond-boring,whimsical-like bookshelf. If only bookshelves were never ending.

Anonymous said...

*TEAM TAMANI* ALL THE WAY!!! i will literally sit down and sob if laurel ends up with david. personally i think tam deserves to be with her =)

Anonymous said...

I'm so looking forward to reading the 4th book of the wings series- I dont want it to end. After I opened Illusions for the first time, I couldn't stop reading it (it was fantastic)
They're my favorite books in the whole world - i just dont want it to end :(
I'm really sad that it will only be four books! shame :(
what ever you do dont stop writing farie romance books I LOVE THEM ♥

B3X said...

What is the book which that boy jeff is in called?
and btw your wings series is fantastic and i don't want it to end :( so sad

Anonymous said...

Ok, so I finished reading Illusions last night! haha and for some strange reason I thought that the series was only 3 books ... little did I know!
Haha so as happy BUT my bad habit of reading books and then almost dying finding out the next one Isn't out yet Is continuing ... keen as beans for the final instalment you left the last one on way to much as a cliff hanger :P

Anonymous said...

hohmygosh team tamani all the way love tamani
team tamani all the time

Anonymous said...

love tamani and if i was laurel i would pick him love wings and cant wait till last book
i also aprilynne should write 2 more connected but one in tamanis verson and in davids

dancergirl said...

I am soooooo ready for the last book! I have read Illusions about ten times! It is definitely my favorite! Keep up the stupendous work Aprillyne! Love love love love love love your books! :)Just have Laurel end up with Tamani... :)

Anonymous said...

i can't wait till this new book comes out. i can't wait this new book comes out! TEAM DAVID!! i think tamani is a bit controlling and jelous. i know he knew laurel first. so i guess i'm kinda imbetween.

Anonymous said...

I really hope Tamani and Laurel end up together! They are perfect for each other, so passionate i love them. I also think Chelsea and David are meant to be together. I'm hoping for a happy ending,, who knows we might see Tamani and Laurel marry each other and living in the human world... When exactly is the fouth book being published in Dutch?

Anonymous said...

Naww too bad all good things comes to an end..
I really enjoyed reading the ''Wings'' books.
I finished just ''Illusions'' and really, I can't wait when the last book is in store!

Charlotte said...

I love this series so much <3 I literally spent most of Christmas evening and all of boxing day so far reading the series!

Tam all the way! I fell in love with his character when we first met him :) David seems nice, but would be better as a friend... Well at least what I think :S

Although, I have to admit this, I feel really silly now! All these people who said they wanted to throw 'Spells' at the wall when she picked David... I actually did (Although I did run, pick it up and hug it and say sorry to it, which got more than a couple of people thinking I had finally lost it :') ) :'( -.-' I'M SORRY BOOK! :(

Aimless rambling aside, I LOVE these books and cannot wait for the forth one! :) I can tell after I finish the forth book It will be one of the series where I start crying because I don't want it to be over xD Its my new favourite series of all time- and that's coming from a serious book addict xD

Anonymous said...

omg i am so excited for book four!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i stayed up till 4 in the morning reading the 2nd and 3rd books and now i can wait till may :(
oh nad if laurel doesnt end up with Tamani i am going to cry for day!!
TEAM TAMANI ALL THE WAY!!!

Anonymous said...

I would seriously be depressed if Laurel ends up with David.... GO TAMANI! I want the series to go on and on forever. I read the first three books in about 2 and a half days... I need more. XD

Anonymous said...

I loved illusions! It was so brilliant, even though I had to read it on the computer!


By the way where can we see the destined (wings book 4) sneak peeks? I heard there were some!