Today I'm having a much needed rest after completing the first draft of Master, my latest novel and a prequel to The Line Trilogy. Six months of writing and research, 108,000 words and the first draft has been sent out to the proof readers. I can't describe the feeling of writing those two special words: The End.
Now comes the hard work of getting this story perfected and raising a little excitement. The release date is now set for 12th January 2014, which is also my birthday. So a double celebration.
I am a little sad that I did not design my own cover as I have with my other books, but time and co-ordination with my team at this time of year has just now worked out. On the other hand I am delighted to have discovered Self Published Book Covers and I am very happy with the finished result.
Writing a book: The ultimate thrill, and a weary author
As I take a break from creating my next adventure, I am always amazed at how exhausted I feel, as if I've just run a marathon. Three solid hours of writing, and all the emotions that I've just subjected my characters to, are still draining out of me. I'm living multiple lives from the comfort of my chair.
This is also the time when I go through about half an hour of anxiety, excitement and doubts. I love what I've written, but will my readers? What if they hate it? Maybe I should change that scene completely. How the hell did I ever imagine I could write?
I don't read a book anymore, without wondering what the author went through to put their work together. Maybe this is something I've carried over from my acting days, but I can't help it. I'm invested in my characters, and want them to be as real to the reader as they are to me.
By the time I am ready to publish, I'm like the mad scientist of Frankenstein, hair a bit crazy, wild look in the eyes, laughing hysterically, "It's alive!!"
What a feeling!! Who wouldn't be an author?
I started this blog today as a place where I can share some more of my writing, not just my books, but some of my poetry, thoughts and ideas, and any other trivia I might have. In case you stumbled upon this blog, I am an erotic romance author with three self published books which I call The Line Trilogy