Writing and Resting

My third novel, Forest Magic, surrounded by various magical elements found within the story. Photo composed by me but taken by my husband. Book cover by Jess and Chad Moon.

First of all, if you haven’t seen my various social media accounts, my third novel, Forest Magic, will release on May 1st this year! This is the third book in the Rituals of Rock Bay series about modern Druids and other Pagans who live in Upstate NY. You can pre-order the e-book right now.

Lacey and Cian embrace a new path in life, but fresh mysteries and dangers stalk the forest around their home. The dreams and visions that once guided Lacey have gone silent, and Cian’s own intuition blossoms whether he wants it or not. With their abilities transforming, and tragedy at their heels, can Lacey and Cian do what they must to protect their family and Pagan community, even when one of their greatest threats ever comes from within?

Forest Magic blurb

I’m very excited to share more about Lacey and Cian with you. I’ve reflected on this elsewhere, but it’s amazing to me that, a year ago, I’d only been offered a contract for my first novel, River Magic. Then, a month or so later, my publisher offered me a contract for two more books! At the time, I had been working on what would become Hearth Magic for Camp NaNoWriMo. Book 3 (Forest Magic) was merely an outline and some scrapped drafts from my original attempt at a sequel a couple years prior. A year later, I feel as if I ran a marathon! I’m delighted, proud, grateful, and also very exhausted.

With that said, I’ve decided not to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo this month. I need to rest and recuperate. As I work to prepare my garden beds for a new season, I’ve been reflecting on how important the winter months are for my plant friends. So many of them require a period of dormancy before bursting back to life each spring and summer. There’s wisdom in this, and I need to embrace it for my own well-being, especially after publishing three books via rapid release!

I will post more about future writing plans another day, however I am excited to share that, in addition to Forest Magic, I will have a short story in the upcoming Pagan e-zine, Hearth Craft! I will post more about it soon.

In the meantime, I’m going to focus on my garden, various craft projects, reading, and Druidry. I may outline and even write sporadically over the next couple months. We’ll see. I have some ideas, but they need time to germinate. Don’t worry; I can’t help but write. I hope to have more for you soon! As always, thanks for supporting me!

Published by M. A. Phillips

An author and Druid living in Northern NY.

2 thoughts on “Writing and Resting

  1. You have done more than your fans could possibly expect from you. Rest and gather your strength. Enjoy your family and your success. You are an amazing person, and we look forward to hearing from you on your Facebook page, or social media. Now test and let the healing begin. Blessed be, my friend.

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