Saturday, 27 December 2014

Where has the time gone?

This past month, I got so caught up in the thrill of writing, and in letting the ebb and flow of the words wash over me, that I completely forgot this blog was even here! The fact that I didn't have much to talk about, other than another "I'm still here, and I'm still writing book three!" type post is beside the point.

So what has happened since my last post? Well, Christmas, obviously, and I got print versions of my first two books as gifts to go on my book shelf. I think they look great. I'm biased, of course, but I'm also very harsh with myself, so when I think something I have done is pretty good, it generally means something. I'm looking forward to getting this third book out there so I can complete the set.

Speaking of the third book... It is almost done! As of yesterday, I have about three chapters left to write in the first draft. That's roughly 10,000 words, which I can probably get done in a few days. Assuming I can find the time of year of course. There has been so many distractions lately (aforementioned Christmas, and I also had to do a stint of jury duty recently), that I sometimes started to feel as if I had been writing this final volume for months longer than I actually had.

There was also a sense of urgency to get it finished. I wanted it available for January, in hopes of new kindle owners seeing a completed series and grabbing copies. In addition, my sales completely dropped off the last week (ten days actually) and I was panicking! I needed something new out there, and soon.

I've calmed down a little now. There's still work to be done. The last few chapters, and also the editing work. Not to mention the formatting and the book cover. But I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak, and I am so excited to see this trilogy come to fruition!

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