For me Lightbulb moments always leads to more work. Most of the time, I like lightbulb moments though, since they makes the story better. Not this week though. Why? Because I realised that the story I was writing for the Shattered Ward was the wrong story. Yeah. It is most likely my own fault, though since I was writing it without an outline. I should have known by now that never works for me. sigh.
The lightbulb also stems from the fact that I don’t want to write Historical Fantasy set in England. Since there are a lot of them already. No, I want this series to be set in Sweden. In the 1700s-1800s. Lots of change and tension during that period. Part of the reason is that I am not english. I am Swedish and I want to write stories about Swedish history. And Swedish Mythology.
And yes. This has impact on other books, that will also be shelved for the foreseeable future. ( Thought not The Wild Hunt + sequels and The Queen of Sind + the other books in that setting.)
Don’t worry, though. The Shattered Ward will return sometime in the future, but in another setting with other characters.