I have a co-worker who’s hosting the third annual Maine Warrior Salute event this summer and she’s spoken with me about finding donations for a massive raffle they’re having at the event. She’s looking for more actual items to raffle off. I’m donating a few autographed copies of both my novels, and I’m asking for other authors in the US to donate an autographed copy (s) of their novels, as well.
Last night I finished some final details for Shadows and uploaded the cover design to my publisher. This morning I was approved to move forward, and in less than two weeks I’ll physically be able to see the book for the first time.
The last step for me is to make sure everything comes out okay with printing and to approve the book for publication. Once I do that, all I need to do is sit back and wait for the release date.
What do I do while I wait? Well get started on the next book, of course! I have a few ideas in mind, and a few openers started. All I need to do is pick the one I like most and roll with it! (of course I need to design a plot first).
I’m so excited for June 7th. Writing this book went a lot faster than I expected. The ideas came to me over and over and I couldn’t stop. I know it’s a shorter novel, but adding any more would make it seem too dragged out, in my opinion. I’m hoping for my next one to be a bit longer than Shadows and Lost Voice are, but time will only tell.
Most people are snuggled in bed under their covers in the comfort of their homes. I’m not one of those people, of course, and I’m sitting at a desk waiting for my patients to wake up. I’m exhausted, of course, and I can’t wait to finish the night, go to class, then finally arrive home for my three hours of sleep before working again.
Did I mention I also just finished Shadows?
It feels surreal, realizing I finished writing my second novel after all this time. Without all of your support, this wouldn’t be possible. I’m excited, of course, but just as nervous. Every writer leaves a piece of themselves in everything they write. This holds true for Shadows, and I feel there’s some personal feelings that may have slipped through. Nonetheless, if I wasn’t nervous, then Shadows wouldn’t be ready.
I’m excited, and I sure hope you all are too! It it weren’t for you, this wouldn’t be possible. You pushed me to write my next novel. You taught me that the first draft isn’t as important as the second or even the third. You told me to push through the writer’s block and get the words on paper, I could fix it later. I listened to your advice, and I’m glad I did.
Shadows is due to come out this summer and it couldn’t come fast enough!
But first, I need a head-shot, so I should get on that.