The final manuscript of Wildfire has been submitted to Amazon and Smashwords for the release on September 1st! Yay!
So now the thing I have been obsessing over for months is no longer on my computer screen. I have adopted a rule: Once final book has been submitted, I won’t look at it until after the release. If I continue to read over the manuscript, I will make changes. I’ll add stuff and rewrite stuff. Most of the changes won’t be necessary. I’ll just be nitpicking on my writing. It’s my baby, so I feel the need to groom it. Does that make sense?
To prevent myself from opening the Wildfire document, I am keeping the outline for Blood Moon open on the computer as a distraction. After Everealm, I took a break before continuing Wildfire. It was a productive break considering we welcomed a new baby into the family during that time. On the other hand, any ideas I had about the sequel were forgotten if they weren’t written in my notes. This time, I don’t plan to take a break before getting into Blood Moon.
I am also considering just releasing the third book once it’s complete, instead of doing a release date. Mostly, I just hate waiting. The suspense is torture.. 🙂 And since the book cover is finished, there won’t be any reason to delay. I am aiming for around Halloween, if I can find the time to get it done by then. Definitely, it will be finished before the end of the year. I just can’t imagine letting the story run through my mind for that long before I put it down on paper (err… computer screen..).
I’m off to stare at the outline and listen to some music for inspiration… Here is part of my playlist for today:
- Dare You to Move – Switchfoot
- Wrong Again – Martina McBride
- Here With Me – Dido
- Red – Taylor Swift
- Far Away – Nickelback
- Love is Your Name – Steven Tyler
- Madness – Muse