Sleep and I have been dancing around each other for the last few nights. My thoughts don’t seem to know how to quiet themselves when I shut off the lights. If I could write throughout the night, I would – but I’m certain my words wouldn’t make any sense!
I’ve reconstructed two of the main characters and have given them new personalities. This task has been quite a bit more challenging than I anticipated, but the irreparable impact they’ll have when it’s all said and done will make it worth it.
I have a deadline to have the second draft completed by next weekend – which means sleep and I won’t see very much of each other. (I will miss you.) I tend to be more productive under pressure anyway. It brings me back to the late nights of writing papers in college – the night before they’re due (of course)!
I’m meeting with my editor the first week in February to start the editing process. I hope to walk away with a clearer release date. But I can tell you that it HAS to be released by May 1st – so find comfort with that date for now. If there is any possibility of getting it to you before then, I will.
I will post the synopsis and title (and hopefully book cover) by February 7th. The sequel exists – I promise you that!
For those who are anticipating the print version of RtB – I apologize. I went through the entire process and even had a sample sent to me, but I am not thrilled with the pricing options. I’m pushing pause on this project for the time being. But it felt quite amazing to hold the book in my hands and fan the pages so the air burst across my face. I love the smell of books! I’m convinced it smelled even better because it’s mine!
I want to thank those of you who send me music that makes you think of RtB. I love receiving them! I’m a huge music fan (obvi), so I am always interested in what’s out there that speaks to you.
Soundtrack Song #9
“Guernica” ~ Brand New
This song speaks to me every time I hear it, transporting into the sequel with its twisted lyrics and fist clenching angst.
I saw Brand New in concert before I was a fan – now they have me for life.