I'm taking a break from writing for a few weeks so I can focus on the end of the preschool year. Monster is at a loss...no pencils to bat, no papers to sprawl over, no laptop open to walk across...what is there for a cat to do?
Monster decided to take over my writing spot and watch the critters through the window.
Oh, yeah...I was supposed to be blogging about my final book in the trilogy...
Sorry...I kind of became distracted since I don't have any pictures of the cover for Souls Endure. It isn't made yet... so I found cute pictures of Monster and her 'friends'.
My teens say I have ADHD because I jump from one topic to another...(Stay on task...stay on task...stay on task.) They also tell me I talk to myself too much...
Back to blogging about WRITING!
Writing a trilogy wasn't my goal when I scribbled the first words of Souls Entwined. Three novels developed out of ideas popping into my head over the course of about 5 years.
Souls Endure ends Gretta and Sam's journey and I have come to a pause in my writing. It is difficult to end my characters' story since they have been a part of me for such a long time. All good things come to an end. The initial writing phase is completed and the manuscript is in my editor's hands.
The fun will continue with cover art and editing slated for this summer....and a possible fall of 2016 release if everything goes as planned.
I must thank Susan B. James and D.R. Grady for being my beta readers. Both of these talented lovely ladies (who are also SMP authors) have followed Sam & Gretta for the past two years and have given me loads of great 'fixes' and comments. I'm most grateful!
People ask me, "What is next?"
At the moment I truly don't know. Without giving any spoilers...I have left the trilogy open for a possible spin off---a middle grades series.
I also have notes for a stand alone suspense novel with a touch of romance...
What I'd LOVE to do is find a publisher for my ideas for picture books. I've had some interest from two small presses, but I haven't found the right fit for me. Not yet...I will keep looking.
Until then, Monster will keep my writing spot warm for me.
Happy Spring to All!