Good news! I’ve been working on all the books of the Bending Willow Trilogy (the new name for my Eyes of Light series) for the last millennium. What? Did I hear a snort of disbelief? Well, for your information, it feels like forever…and that’s even longer than a millennium.
When I’m in the reader’s chair eagerly awaiting a new book release, I wish the author would hurry up and get their book done. It’s agony waiting for a beloved book!
But now, after being in the author’s rigid, uncomfortable seat…I beg mercy and plead my case (and a box of chocolates) before you oh, noble readers. I had every intention of getting this final book out last fall…but then life happened. My daughter got married, my other daughter had surgery, my other daughter went to Korea, and the characters in my book just didn’t cooperate. They seriously fought me. One of them even broke my arm (oh, wait! That was falling off my bike…but I bet I was distracted thinking about my characters and that’s how I tumbled over my handlebars.)
I know, I know…I’m making excuses, but they’re almost as fun to make as cookies, and I think you should sample my excuses and proclaim them good.
So now what?
If you will extend your mercy to me, a slow writer, I will deign to lift my head and tell you that…
The trilogy is almost done! YEA!!!
I whipped my characters into shape and finally finished the Bending Willow Trilogy. [Big sigh of relief] Now the manuscript is being edited and a cover completed. I’ve also made extensive revisions to the first two books and am having their covers redesigned. I’m quite taken with the proofs so far; the model for my character, Suvi, is perfect!
Now stay tuned for fun!
I’ll be posting a series of fun extras (photos, music, trailers, live interviews with my characters) over the next month in preparation for the release of Hands of Mercy this winter. So keep checking back here to find out quirky facts and read extra scenes about Suvi, Austan, and James (the characters I’ve fought with now for 4 long years).
Have a great weekend!