Just emailed the last draft of The Fine Art of Deception, Book 1 to the proofreader for the final read-through. YAH!! Completion. What an amazing feeling. My husband and I celebrated by enjoying a bottle of French wine in front of the nearly-decorated Christmas tree. (Love French wine – no sulfites!)
It was a little over a year ago a friend interrupted our tome of an email thread to say I ought to write fiction. And I took her up on the challenge. Yes, so it took me over a year to complete Book 1. Glacial speed, I admit. But I’d never written fiction before so I kept taking writing breaks to educate myself on the process.
Here’s hoping that Books 2 & 3 move along far more quickly! Yes, Books 2 and 3 🙂 I’m already 32,000 words into Book 2, and having so much fun with it. I so vividly remember the day I literally sat down that day and starting writing! 95,000 words later, here we are. Fat and happy.
Ok, not really all that fat. But really happy. Though I do think that writing should burn far more calories than it does. It’s hard work and it should show in the waistline.
Book 1 will probably release in late January or early February. Valentine’s Day? Maybe 🙂 It’s a great love story. And a great mystery.
Meanwhile, I’m letting readers know that ARCs (Advance Review Copies) are due to be mailed out January 12th. Maybe sooner! All depends upon how quickly the proofreader returns the ms. If you’d like to read an ARC just email me and I’ll make sure you get one! firstname.lastname@example.org
Now I have to get back to writing. You won’t believe it. Blake & Addie just -. Well, you’ll see. 🙂