I have a title! And may one day also have a second book...
Updated: Jun 1
Writing a novel during a global pandemic is quite a challenge. While I could barely be dragged away from my computer when I was working on Under the Emerald Sky, I've had quite a different experience with the second book in The Irish Fortune Series! Besides all the marketing I've been doing for Under the Emerald Sky, I've been significantly hampered in my writing by the dreaded H word: HOMESCHOOLING. With the kids either permanently at home or alternating between home and school (and never both at school at the same time!), I've had very little opportunity to even think about writing, much less the relative peace and quiet necessary to actually do so.
But there's light at the end of the tunnel: normal school hours are supposed to resume in a few days - and will hopefully be back to stay! This would mean that I might actually get on with writing Book 2 at last and may just be able to publish it before the end of the decade (well, hopefully a lot sooner than that but let's see..). Incredibly, though, I already have a working title for the second book! As you may recall, coming up with titles is NOT my strongpoint (see my blog post on that here), so this is actually quite an accomplishment. I had decided that I wanted something similar in rhythm to Under the Emerald Sky and for the title to hint at the onset of the Irish Famine in the second book of the series. And so, Beneath the Darkening Clouds was born. What do you think?
Besides the monumental achievement of naming my second book, I've also done two more interviews. In case you missed them, check them out at The Magic of Wor(l)ds and Nosh with Chef Julie. You may just learn something new about me.
by Juliane Weber (@Writer_JW) 28 May 2021 [subscribe on the main blog page]
About Juliane Weber
Juliane is a scientist, turned medical writer, turned novelist. Her debut historical novel, Under the Emerald Sky, is the first book in The Irish Fortune Series, which is set in 19th century Ireland around the time of the Great Famine.
He's come to Ireland to escape his past. She's trying to run from her future.