I've been busy these past few weeks. Sorry for the lack of updates, but when I'm editing updates would be absurdly boring reports of how much coffee I drank, how much I doubt myself, how wonderful the highs of jubilance are, and how the lows make me want to give up, crawl into a cave and never emerge. But I'm glad to say, I'm on the other side of it. Phew! I spared you whines of insecurity. You can thank me later.
Shadow of the Mark is now something resembling a book. Just a round of copy edits and we are ready to go. The really exciting thing about Shadow, is that edits have taken it in a direction I wasn't expecting, and as always, it's a better one. So much so, I'm gasping to write Carrier three. A new edition to the Marked crew has suddenly been smushed into my brain and he is starting to consume me. I just love when a character screams so loudly that he's all you can think about. He's developing, I'm seeing him, hearing him, and his personality is being formed. This is what writing is all about. That overwhelming urge to sit down and let a character tell a story. And to have it come out of your brain faster than you can type is so exciting it makes my heart beat faster as I'm living and breathing all the emotions of my characters.
Also, I got my first glimpse of the Shadow of the Mark cover. It's hard to express the mix of emotions one feels when they see an email with 'your cover' in the subject line. It's a mix of heart stopping excitement with nail bitting anxiousness. You're about to see something that will define your book, a book that you gave your life and soul to for so long. You're hoping you're going to love it, while preparing yourself for disappointment. I'll tell you this, I was not disappointed, and it's 100% The Carrier Series, there is no mistaking it. It's still in the tweaking stage, but as soon as I can share it with you guys, I will. Oh and to everyone looking for a release date, I'm so sorry I don't have it yet, but I hope to have it soon.
Anyway, that's it from me for now. I'm off to write, write, write. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the holiday.
All the very best and talk soon.