So many ideas…
After I first sent the Black Magician Trilogy to a publisher, I wrote a stand-alone book called Angel of Storms while waiting for an answer. It is a multiple world scenario. Each world has a different level of magic, and if a sorcerer arrives in a magically poor world they might not have the strength to get out of it again.
In one world, a society experiencing its own industrial revolution powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology discovers an ancient, sentient book holding vital clues to an impending disaster. In another, a world stuck in a dark ages after a terrible battle depleted all magic, Rielle, the daughter of a cloth merchant hides forbidden powers from the powerful, corrupt priesthood.
Sorcerer families known as ‘the Travellers’ move from one world to the other, trading goods. They have a safe route through the worlds that they have passed down through the generations. Marriages are arranged, as the families can’t risk that their magical bloodlines might weaken to the point they can’t move from world to world.
The series title will be Millenium’s Rule, and it’ll be another trilogy, with the first book called Maker’s Magic, the second Angel of Storms and the third Successor’s Son.
I also have an idea for a young adult horror novel. It is set around a dam that has shrunk, due to drought, to the point that the village that was drowned after the dam’s construction is revealed… along with something rather nasty. I’ve given it the working title of Village of the Dammed.
There is also a novella and a few short stories waiting for me to have time to finish and polish them. The novella has a working title of Soulbearer. In 2006 I began polishing and expanding it, but was derailed by the house extension troubles we had. I find that short story ideas are often much darker than my books ideas, and venture in the direction of urban fantasy (as in set in modern times, not romantic horror) and sometimes rather grim horror stories.