Recently read and loved your Nel Bently book! I cannot wait for more. After reading Smoke and Rain I was surprised by how different the two series are. Do you have a hard time switching from epic fantasy to science-fiction?
It's a bit hard to work on both at the same time -- I'll find Alea saying "OK" or Nel adopting some of Arman's snarling mannerisms (though she has a fair amount of her own anger issues!). Listening to different music for the project helps settle my head into the proper space. Nel's soundtracks are usually rap, reggae, and blues, while Reforged is soundtracks and other sweeping instrumental music.