60 days to be a Writer – Day 4

Something actually happened today!

I finished my edits for SD and the outlines for it and the following two books. I can honestly say that was harder than writing the whole thing in the first place. But still, it is going to be soooo much better than the original.

So I will wait, and inevitably bug my editor because I’m nothing if not antsy. Until then, I have an article to write for the Examiner website and another series I put down to finish up this one. I never thought I’d say this, but I actually need a break from vampires.

Also, it’s past midnight and I’m beat. Thank you all for your continued support, kind words, comments, likes, and follows.

I hope to make you proud.



Holiday Hiatus is over!

So, the holidays are over; the constant stream of cooking, family, and presents has subsided. Now I can finally get back to some writing.

Easier said than done, right?

I’ve reexamined my sequel and I’m beginning to think it needs a major overhaul. I want to give my readers everything they loved about SD, and then some more. Where I’ve been going… it’s not enough. Great character studies, but awfully angsty. I can’t get enough action in there short of multiple bomb scares.

So here’s the long and the short of it:

Good News: the Sequel won’t suck.

Bad News: it may take a little longer to bang out than expected.

I’m sorry for the delay, but I don’t want to give you guys a quick, sub-par follow-up to something I care so much about.

In other good news, I’ve rewritten a smidge of SD per a publisher/editors request. Nothing much has changed, so no worries; instead of Claire saying “I thought” the new version reads “Claire thought.” This was suggested for continuity reasons, and I don’t think it’s a bad idea. So I rewrote the beginning and sent it back to them, to see if they might be interested in SD if it was rewritten that way. I haven’t heard back yet — the waiting game is the worst — but I don’t think I will be putting anything on paper, at least in a draft format, until I hear back. This is simply because all the work I’ve done on said sequel is in the same format as the published version of SD. I just don’t want to rewrite two books if it means holding off for another few weeks.

So that’s where we are. I would love, love, love to hear your comments about your favorite part of SD. If it’s something you can’t live without, I don’t want to leave it out!

Happy reading, happy writing!