Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Writing Frenzy Just Kicked Off

I just completed and submitted the final manuscript of Telomere Trilogy Book 1: Revelations of Tomorrow to my publisher. You know, the ones with the house style edits complete. I'm so happy with the final product, though I know my editor will tear it to shreds here in a couple weeks.

But hey, I'll worry about those tears later. Right now it's celebration time!

I'm relishing in a job well done...and looking forward to the next project. I'd been in this editing nightmare with several novels in the editing phase at the same the genie's (that's Her Highness the Muse) is out of the bottle and refuses to be put back in. So much so that I woke up at 3:15 Monday morning with my brain revved to get going.

I've got the Duty and Devotion's prequel. Or so I thought, until I had a dream and it actually flipped around to a sequel. I'd been working on that in between the Revelations of Tomorrow edits, so it's about halfway done. I've decided to title it Lasting Bonds. When you read it you'll understand why. I just couldn't get into the life before the war for these girls. They'd moved on. I'd moved on. No looking back to what they were, right?

In this dream I saw a couple loose ends wrapped up from the main story and felt compelled to write it out. So, we'll see how it turns out when the Free Read comes out. Let's just say both girls get something they wish for, for the holidays.

Oh! And I have my pet novella project, Lilly's Journey. I've been sneaking in time to work on it so that's going well. I don't know what I'm going to do with this manuscript when it's completed. I've fallen in love with the innocence of Lilly and her adventure, but I just don't know where it would fit in anything. I guess time will tell.

I know I'll have to reign my Muse in eventually, I mean Revelations of Tomorrow's editing rounds will start here shortly. But, I mine as well let her -- and me -- enjoy the freedom while it lasts.

So, what are all you up to right now?


  1. Congrats to you, and wow - you've got a full plate going there. I wish you luck!!

  2. Thanks TK! It's busy but a good, positive kind of busy.

  3. Have fun with all your projects! Great to see all you are working on.

  4. Thanks Ciara and Melissa! Mucho appreciado!!!

  5. Congratulations! I am truly jealous! I am currently ripping my manuscript apart trying to get it to that same level of perfection. It hurts! I've been calling my pain new-writer-itis. It's hard to get rid of material that I have loved from the beginning. Even the very words that started my writing urge. But, like an athlete pushing through soreness, I have to do it in order to get better.

  6. Thanks Sarah! LOL new-writer-itis! I love it and plan on stealing the term.

    I like that you rip your manuscripts apart during the editing and revision opinion is not enough authors have the courage to do that. Even fewer will cut beloved scenes that don't really work with the story. (Cut and paste them into a could use them later.)

    Sounds like you have the grit and determination to go the distance. Keep me posted.