WOW! Let me just start this post by saying, I know it has been a LONG time since I have updated you all and wrote a ‘hello.’ However, you are incredible! I have been getting so many kind, wonderful and thoughtful notes about how you’re patiently waiting for Sacrificed to come out! As a reader, there have been so many times when I’ve been desperate for the next or final book in a series to come out. I know how it feels! To think that so many of you are feeling those emotions for my work is humbling and something I never thought would happen. I’m thrilled you are excited and as attached to Ariya, James, Nick and Caroline as I am!
I know it has been a long road… and many of you were probably thinking this:
But GUESS WHAT?! I am ready to move past the writing stage!!
That’s right, we are on our way! Sacrificed has been sent to my amazing writing / critique partner. This is the first big step for me (besides the actual writing part 🙂 ). It’s the first time someone else sees the book and helps with feedback, some editing and letting me know if they enjoy it! This is the part where I’m able to get critiques and go back through the book to make sure that all the questions raised are answered! Sometimes it’s hard as the author to make sure that plot holes are all filled in. I know everything about my characters — feelings, thoughts, what has happened and will happen to them, etc. So it’s always helpful for me to have someone I trust read and edit the book in the first round to tell me if I’ve left something in my head & forgotten to push the information to you, the reader!
I’m so excited about moving Sacrificed to the next stage of the process. There is some more writing that needs to be done, but the majority is THERE! It now comes down to editing and filling in the missing pieces.
This stage does take some time, with edits, back and forth communications and reworking some portions of the book. However, for me it’s one of the most exciting because I get feedback on what I’ve been working on for so long!
So for those of you who have been so patient with me, THANK YOU! You’ll hear from me soon on how it’s going, but until then … Happy Reading and Have a GREAT start to your summer!