Hello once again Readers!!! What? Is that a Butterbeer you see? Umm…heck yes it is! I indulged myself yesterday afternoon to the wonderful taste of this delicious beverage as a treat for all my hard work. It was a nice, quiet day and was much-needed. It pulled me from the pit of nausea and anxiety that I was stuck in.
But I digress.
So after what feels like forever, I’ve finally managed to worm my way out of my Writing Cave. I was so deep inside it, for a moment, I thought I had become lost! I didn’t even pack the essentials when I left for the Cave like Doritos and Red Bull.
I know…exactly. That’s how serious it was this time. This was it. This was the last time that I would be able to make corrections to Born in Flames, so it had to have my undivided attention. I’m a perfectionist to a fault. I mean, I literally make myself sick with over-analyzing everything, hence the dire need for Butterbeer.
But believe me, it was well worth it. I can now rest assured that I put everything I have into my debut novel. I didn’t stop until I knew that it was golden. And I even called in back-up-my wonderful bestie Sonya. She read over everything for me just to make sure that it was ready to be set free! I can’t thank her enough for her wise words that always seem to set my scrambling mind at ease.
And now I can let out a huge sigh of relief. I feel a massive weight being lifted as I jump back into the second novel to the Trilogy, Embracing the Flames. It is complete, but I am only half-way through the editing. Once I feel it’s ready, it will go straight to my publisher for professional editing so we can release it as well. A long-awaited dream finally coming true.
Besides that, I have even better news. Born in Flames will be released by next weekend! I’m not sure of the actual date yet, but my publisher announced that it would be before Labor Day weekend! If it wasn’t for my mother I wouldn’t have realized that meant next weekend! Thankfully I finished the trailer in time! Now I just need to finish printing posters and 5×7’s to hand out and do giveaways.
And now I’m rambling. What I mean to tell you my wonderful, fantastic, AWESOME Readers is, I will be back full force with the posts on here! I have had a few ideas pop up that I wanted to delve into, but had to put aside to finish my main responsibility.
Wish me luck! And to celebrate the final revisions being completed, here is the Preface to Born in Flames:
The call of the orb was strong now that it rested in my hands. A song thrummed in my chest as I felt the veins in my neck beating wildly. Looking at it now, the change wasn’t as scary as I had thought it would be. Even with knowing that I could be staring my possible death in the face. The question was—would I be strong enough to sustain these powers given to me? Maybe I was just scared of The Fates choosing my destiny, or maybe I was scared that what was about to happen would forever change my life.
Either way, growing up I had always hoped that my life would mean something more than just being a foster child, but this, this was much bigger than anyone could imagine. And what lies ahead? Well if it’s anything compared to what I am going through now, then I expect my life to fall into a whole new level of crazy. And I think it may be just what I was looking for.
Now to leave you with a question: How have you been! Anything exciting happen while I was away?