After many, many months of writing, editing, rewriting, re-editing (over and over and over again), it is done: The Storm and the Darkness is now in the hands of my beta readers!
It is somehow appropriate that I finished on Mother’s Day. I do not have children of my own, but my work–my characters and their stories–ARE my children. They will always be a part of me, and an extension of me, and telling their stories is a true labor of love.
For anyone who is following the progress, here are the critical dates coming up:
June 1: Expected to receive completed cover art.
June 15: Feedback due from beta readers.
June 15-June 30: Finish final edits.
July 1(or close to it): Click Publish!
So for the next month, while my story sits with my readers, I get to spend time catching up on all the other things I neglected. I’ve really missed my WordPress Reader. All my snobby historical dramas on the DVR are calling my name. The house might or might not need a little sprucing up. Groceries are awaiting purchase. The husband is tired of living like a bachelor.
And then, July starts another round of Camp NaNoWriMo, where I start work on Book 6. Come August, it will be time to begin the edits on The Illusions of Eventide, which is the third book in The House of Crimson and Clover Series.
The work never ends…and thank goodness for that!