Sometimes even if you don't drink and it's the middle of the day you need to have a damn toast. Now is one of those times: after revising the first book of The Resonant Saga three times in the last two years, I again this fall decided it wasn't where I wanted to be. So I jumped in again, and this time ripped out and totally rewrote 40% of it, about 60,000 words over the course of four months. Which you have to understand, if those words were some of your darlings and highly polished and mostly good, is a painful process.
But, I look at it like getting a tooth pulled: painful, but it needed to happen. And i think I've magically slipped a new tooth in will fit even better, in addition to being sharp as knives. So it's time for a toast, if nothing else then to dull the pain ;)
And after that, the much-dreaded querying process to see if someone wants to buy this from me! In the meantime, if you're curious, check out the deleted scenes I have posted here--plenty more where they come from--and tell me what you think!
Just updated the progress bar on The Resonant Saga to nearly done--and that means it's time to think of next projects! One of these is The Cursed, a new adult novel I'm working on involving sense-based magic and a contest to become the world-ending Darkbringer--read more here!
And if it sounds interesting, send me an email! I have a few slots left for pre-readers--meaning you get to read the first draft of the story, tell me what you like and what could be better, and in this case help brainstorm an ending! Pre-readers also get a promo copy of the book once it's out, and a mention in the acknowledgements--so hit me up if this sounds like something you want to do!
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