That’s all I have left.
I’ve been watching the calendar countdown like a ticking clock, waiting for D-Day. As you can imagine, my to do list is endless. It grows exponentially each day. They practically know me by name at Ikea. I’ve built more furniture in the last few months than I have in the two years combined of living in this apartment. I’ve changed my mind about six times regarding the color scheme I’m going to use for the nursery. I’m fielding ‘why is it taking so long questions’ from my four-year-old left and right. And of course with only seven weeks to go, we’re coming upon baby shower season.
Amidst all of this I got it in my head that I needed to finish what I started. I couldn’t go into labor knowing that my young adult series was still in progress, Especially because I had promised a Spring 2013 release. But could I really do it after having been set so far back? I did spend nearly 5 months so ill I couldn’t sit at the computer. And the last 2 catching up on lost time.
I knew I didn’t want to force it. This story had always come to me and its own unique way. But as the days passed, I grew more anxious about the future of my project, my baby, knowing once that second child came home, work would come to a standstill. At least for little while.
Then somehow, inexplicably… it hit me. The ending. That final that had eluded me for so long. I stepped out of the shower yesterday minding my own business when the scene unraveled in my mind. Line by line, even dialogue, all came perfectly. I scribbled as fast as I could in a notepad because I knew I wasn’t going to have time to wait for the computer to boot up. But my fingers weren’t fast enough.
I saw the other side of 4 AM. And just like that it was over. This enormous part of my life for the past seven or so years had just ended. With seven weeks to go.
I’m so thrilled! And sad. And relieved. Hahaha! I’m so conflicted by it all, but at least, one thing I’m sure I feel is proud. To have written a series and seen it through to the end. I’m going to miss these characters and this world. But they’ve taught me so much about writing, character growth, and plot development. They’ve become like real people to me and I love them for it.
So I might just make that Spring deadline after all. 😉
Look out for The Guardian’s Fall, book 3 of the Guardian Circle Series.
Phoenix is tired of being second best, so when his entire reason for living walks away without looking back, he refuses to sit by and let history repeat itself. This time, he’s determined to fight for the woman he loves. But Kieran’s influence is strong and to free Amaya of her obsession, Phoenix is going to need help.
Hidden deep in the forests of Miari is the one person who might change Amaya’s mind. Except Hana has no interest in revisiting the past. She’s too busy playing saviour to an undeserving nation.
Injured and suddenly at her mercy, Phoenix fights to understand the woman she’s become and to uncover the well-guarded secret that motivates her to suggest the impossible: re-open the Guardian Circle and right the wrongs of their world, leaving it all behind for a chance at a better future.
But can they do it before it’s too late? Or will they lose everything – again?