writing updates

I'm in denial

I finished the first draft of EMBER and I'm pretty sure I'm in denial. Can it really almost be complete? Yes. Yes, it can and I still can't fathom that. I've not only finished one book, but TWO! WHAT?!

Okay.

I'm calm.

Sort of.

So I should give myself a break, right? Spend some time with the husband. Read some books that have been sitting on my nightstand/waiting on my tablet to be read(I have about 20), but my fingers are ITCHING. I've got to finish that WIP I mentioned a few posts back here. Sawyer and Dean are ready for their story to be told. I've got to put the faeries aside for a few months. I need a break. As much as I love Calliope and Kai and Declan. I need some space, guys. Sorry.

But I'm not really that sorry.

SO I'm just going to dive right on in to the WIP and hope that you all love it as much as I do. Though I know that's not possible. I love it a lot.

A lot a lot.

I also may be jumping the gun a little bit. We just did the covershoot for it.  I did this for one reason and one reason only: my niece was in town and she was the perfect fit for the main character. So BOOM. We've looked at some proofs and though she couldn't stop laughing the entire time, I think we've got some good options for the cover. I haven't even seen the final product and I already can't wait to share it with you all!

Though the cover won't be done until October because well 1. that's the soonest I could get on Okay Creations schedule (because Sarah is that awesome and in demand) and 2. I need a title before a cover can even be made. I'm halfway through finishing the book and nothing seems to fit it just right.

This book is a part of me. It's like another appendage. I've heard authors say things about books they've written and how they are a part of them and I thought well, duh, you wrote it. It's coming from your mind. But I completely get that now. This book is my heart and soul. Do I even want the rest of the world seeing that far in my soul?

Ah!

No?

But yes.