Hi everyone, I hope your week has gone well. Forgive me for not blogging more often but I've been completely swamped beneath work since I returned from Minnesota! For those of you who are interested in what I'm writing, I'm working on the last five chapters of The Blue Enchantress, which is book 2 of the Charles Towne Belles series. I'm up to 100,000 words and still have a ways to go! The word count my publisher gave me was 80-100K words and I can't seem to stay within those boundaries. The Red Siren ended up being 113,000. The Blue Enchantress will probably end up being more than that! I suppose I'm just too chatty, although if you knew me in person, you wouldn't think so. I've always been far better expressing myself in the written word than when I speak.
The Red Siren, due out in January, is all turned in, edited, and ready to go. The last step will be the galleys, which I should receive sometime in the next few months. Galleys are the final version of the book printed just as it will appear in the novel, but without the cover. I have one last time to look it over for any "minor" changes. It is an exciting last step, but not equal to the thrill of receiving my author copies in the mail. Anyway, sometime next week, I hope to post the first chapter of The Red Siren on my website for those who would like a sneak peek!
But what I really wanted to tell you is that I have a book signing tomorrow in Modesto, California. It's about a 2 hour drive from my house and I'll be signing books from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Beardsley's Book & Bible, 1700 McHenry Ave., Suite 59. If you're in the neighborhood, please come by! I love to meet my readers!!! Even if you haven't read my books, drop by and chat with me.
Hope to see you there!
Have a great weekend!