This is “The End”…
Kinda. But not really. Well, let’s put it this way… it’s the end of the original idea that started me on the path of becoming an actual-honest-to-God published writer.
But it’s not the FINAL “End”.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking, “Make up your damn mind, man!” And I really am trying. It’s difficult to frame what I’m feeling at the moment. A Season of Angels is, not counting a couple of prequel ideas, well and truly done. The final edits on “Elegy” are complete and the only thing left is to get a cover designed. Once that’s done… it’s done. Hence my current, impossible to accurately define emotional state. I’ve re-read the closing paragraph of “Elegy” a few times since completing the final revisions and I can’t seem to do so without getting choked up. Maybe it’s the knowledge that the adventure that propelled me on this wild, unpredictable path is coming to an end. Or maybe I’m just a sap and there’s nothing for it.
Either way, I’m here and it’s freaking strange. Endings are hard, there’s no doubt about it. The best you can hope for is that you’ve crafted something readers will appreciate. Maybe even love. The one comfort in all of this is knowing that the adventure isn’t really over. If I stick with my current plans I will very likely be in this fictional world of mine for a long time to come. There are so many ideas taking shape: sequel series (THREE OF THEM!), prequel novellas (who knows how many? I sure don’t), and whatever else I dream up.
So, this is “The End”. And also… not.
The other big, bookish stuff I have going on relates to the second novella in my dark, crazy fictional world. “The Song of Shattered Grace” will debut on May 30th and I’m already gearing up for a couple of reveals. On May 11th I will unveil the cover design for the book, followed by a May 14th debut of the official book trailer. It should also be noted that if you don’t want to wait, head on over to the newsletter signup page on my site here and become a subscriber. As a thank you for joining up you will be among the first to nab an early look at the cover for this upcoming release. It’s exciting times, to be sure, and I can’t wait to share this little story with everyone. It delves deeper into some of the mysteries our intrepid heroine is desperate to unravel and sets the stage for the grand finale to come.
In other news…
My charity event has been off to a decent start. Since kicking it off with my book signing event in Snyder, Texas I have managed to raise $180.86 for www.sandyhookpromise.org. The event will run through May 24th, so there’s still plenty of time to nab a copy of “The Girl in the Storm”, if you haven’t done so already. I plan to donate 100% of all royalties from eBook and print sales at the end of May. You can find the link here on my site, or you can simply browse out to Amazon or Barnes and Noble and buy a copy that way. Every book bought is another dollar that goes towards a truly worthy cause. When you see the all-too-common tragedy of gun violence in our country it can seem hopeless. But any effort we make, no matter how small it may seem, will truly go a long way towards the kind of change we need.
Sadly, it won’t be easy. But the struggle is worth it.
That’s all for now. I know that there will be plenty more to come. The next two months promise to be incredibly busy. Stay tuned, ya heathens, it’s going to be a bumpy (but fun, I hope!) ride!.