Once I figured that out, I wrote the damn book. It was ready to launch this summer, but I hadn't finished book 6 yet, and I didn't dare risk another two-year gap between releases. Book 6 in stark contrast took me six months to write, which is pretty damn good for me. It's now off with the editors, so I'm feeling fairly comfortable with a January launch date.
Book 7, the final book in the series, is in the outlining phase. I've known how the series ends since Book 2. Now I just have to make sure the characters I've grown to love have a proper send-off. How long will it take me to write? No clue. Even with an outline, some days (or weeks, ugh) the words don't come. Being unable to predict how long it will take to write a book drives me insane. The inconsistency of ease from book to book is... GAH!
Still, there's nothing greater than finishing a story and sharing it with the world.
Meanwhile, here is the cover reveal for THE EXPOSED SPY, courtesy of the team at Gene Mollica Studios, dropping late October.
Cool cover :DReplyDelete
And2 year gap anywhere can be bad, but fans always wait :D
Thank you! Since it's Book 5, I'm hoping those fans who made it this far through the series will forgive me the lag. And the fans who haven't found me yet...they'll never know, right? Maybe?Delete
This happened to me with Sorcerous Moons. Two years, almost exactly, between the publication of Book #4 and #5. Sometimes it happens that way. Alas!ReplyDelete
That makes me feel better!Delete
That is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Gene does amazing work, and Katie the model is so stunning.Delete