I got to type those favorite words yesterday on the second book of a new series. Said series will be announced shortly and will release later this year.
I love this part, but not because it feels like I’m finished. Instead it feels like I’m on a roll and ready to jump on all the other things to do–including getting started on the next book in the series. All while doing revisions of previous books, planning out the release, etc. This is a little bit of a departure from how I did things with the Blood Creek saga, but I hope parallelizing things a bit more will speed up the process.
All that pending work doesn’t detract from the enthusiasm I have for seeing another story drafted. This project has grabbed me by the collar and hasn’t let me go, and it has constantly surprised me as it has evolved. They’ve taken me on a journey. When I type “the end,” that book is the most important one in my life at that moment. It’s a wild experience to feel that it has come to an end, and that this fun story that previously existed only in my own imagination is now in a medium suitable for sharing.
Well, eventually. The ingredients are mixed and ready for baking. 🙂
I hope you enjoy reading it even half as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. I’m looking forward to writing “The End” a couple more times before the end of the year.