It feels like something hijacked this year, somehow we are already into December. NaNoWriMo is over, and while I did not "finish", I got a really solid start on book three. I wasn't necessarily expecting to hit the 50,000 word mark (ended up with a bit over 16,000), but I am grateful that it gave me the motivation to get back in the world of the Four Corners and start giving some closure to my characters and myself.

If I've learned nothing else through what I will call the trilogy writing process it is this: it's hard, time consuming, and draining (I guess a trilogy within a trilogy). It also gives me a much greater respect and sympathy for authors who write each in sections instead of all at once and break it up. While I can't imagine writing 150,000 or so word at once, I see the appeal in getting the whole story out and then editing and chopping it into three pieces. I find it difficult not only to keep the voice and momentum going, but to simply not forget characters. This is something I realized I did in book two (sorry Omire!) and have to go back and add him in.

I used to get frustrated with authors who take 1-2 years between books. Now I am scared if I am even going to be able to do each installment of mine that quickly! It is a fine line between getting your product in the hands of your eager readers before they forget all about you and giving them a quality thing to have. I am in awe of those out there that time it all perfectly.

So as the first book in the Four Corners series is fast approaching release (one reason I'm anxious for 2015 to start!), I hope you can all bear with me and stay with me as we take this journey together. Don't give up on us, I promise you, it will be worth it.


09/20/2016 8:35am

Writing a book is not an easy thing , it takes a good writer to finish an great outcome for about an year or may be sometimes more.i love reading books and also like surfing the different authors profile as well and m even excited to read your new venture.

You have very dynamic type of characters. Are you borrow them from real life?

I have much respect for authors like you. I mean, writing a book is no simple task. Everything seems easy but you have to be creative. You have to be able to draw your readers deeper into the story. I look forward to reading some of your books. Anyway, thanks for sharing this. Keep blogging!

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