Yesterday we officially typed The End on the first draft of SAPPHIRE FLAMES and sent it to our long-suffering editor, Erika Tsang. The manuscript is a bit long, almost 110, 000 words. so about 7,000 words longer than WILDFIRE. It was a big book, and it had to start the relationship and the trilogy arc. It was also a bit of a departure, because Catalina is a very different character from Nevada and her powers are non-combat.
But we are done. ::exhaling:: We are going to take a small writing break for a couple of weeks, because we are very worn out. Beta invitations are going to go out sometime today. I am debating whether or not I am actually going to inflict this mess on Jeaniene Frost.
Meanwhile, I can actually concentrate on things like finishing the website, sorting through piles of paperwork mysteriously accumulating everywhere, and fin having. And doing nothing. Doing nothing is so nice, at least for a little bit. Expect blog updates about pressing topics like tea and Russian knitting hat patterns.
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