Sunday, September 12

The Book is Done, Long Live the Book

Well, Shifter 3 went off to my delightful editor on Friday. It's done, but we all know it's not really done, because now the edits and tweaking based on my editor's comments start. It'll probably be more than usual, because it's the last book in the trilogy. There were a lot of plot lines and characters to tie up, and I'm sure not every single one will make it to the final version. But I wanted to get it all in there and then cut after I got some feedback on how the final story unfolded.

So I'll be back to my usual blogging schedule, and thanks for bearing with me as I re-posted some Golden Oldies. Tomorrow I'll announce the winner of the final ARC contest.

What's next for me now that the books are all done?

I'll be writing a ton of blog posts, both for here and for the blog tour. You guys were so generous and welcoming, that I have quite the tour lined up for October. But don't worry, I'll make sure every stop on the tour is fresh info, even the interviews. More on that closer to the tour when I can post the full listing of where I'll be and what I'll be talking about.

And I need to finish updating the blog and my website to make both more user friendly. 

After that, I think a short writing break is in order. I'll be doing events for the launch of Blue Fire, and few weeks off sounds like a fabulous idea. Just from my novel writing, not the blog. I want to let my brain clear out so I'll be fresh to A) do my edits to Shifter 3, and B) gear up to finish a YA I started two years ago and have been meaning to finish. I'd hoped to get that done by the end of the year, but we'll see what happens. There's a YA fantasy I want to start work on in January, so that'll be a nice deadline to motivate me, because I'm very excited about that one.

It's a good time to toss out another "Anything on your mind you'd like to hear about?" question. So if there are questions on your mind or topics you'd like to see discussed over the next few weeks, let me know.

12 comments:

  1. Congrats, and I can't wait for Blue Fire to come out! :)

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  2. Congrats on finishing this stage!

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  3. Congrats to you! I'm excited to hear more about your YA project and so happy to have you back. :)

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  4. Congratulations Janice. Very exciting. I'm glad you are going to give yourself a break. I think that is super important. I look forward to your up coming blogs. I learn so much from you and appreciate the generous information, ideas, and thoughts that you share. Good luck with the edits!!!

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  5. Congrats on sending Shifter 3 off. What a great feeling, I'm sure. Looking forward to your posts as always. Thanks for all you do. (Smiles)

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  6. Congrats Janice. How do you approach tying up plot threads for your trilogy? It can be difficult to do for a single book. Doing it for a trilogy must be maddening.

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  7. Congrats Janice.

    Could you go through all the different POV's and give examples showing how to handle them correctly.

    And explain how many new writers make mistake using them.

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  8. Thanks so much all. It feels good to have it done finally. And thanks for the great questions :)

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  9. Hooray for Janice! That's gotta feel so good (but bittersweet too). Can't wait to read the trilogy in its entirety :)

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  10. Congrats on finishing. Can't wait to read it.

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  11. Congratulations! And I put Blue Fire on preorder a couple days ago. I'm really looking forward to it hitting the shelves at work.

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