Writing is such a dichotomy. When I start a book, I gather my ides and step into my writing cave, away from family and friends, completely alone. Once the first draft is finished, I might peek out just long enough to show it to my critique partners who help me find plot inconsistencies or just crap that needs to be cut, then I return to my cave and tear through my revisions. Weeks later, I venture out into the too bright sunlight, a final manuscript in my shaking hand, and pray all my hard-work has paid off. That I have created something strange, unique and beautiful. The book gets shipped off to my editor with bated breath, and I wait, consume a ton of chocolate, and wait some more.
When the news comes, if it's good, we start the editing process. Again, I find myself back in the writing cave, exhausted, existing solely on caffeine, but exhilarated all the same. I'm a weirdo when it comes to revisions and editing. There's something about refining and crafting the final version of the book that give me a thrill, either that, or I'm a glutton for punishment. Who knows.
Up until this point, the book has been a labor of love between me, my critique partners, and, of course, my editor. Then, like a child, you have to give it wings, send it out into the world, and hope for the best. And that's where I am at with Shadows. So Tuesday, I'm going to close my eyes and hope for the best, that you love Shadows as much as I do. And that you find a connection with Brenna and Gray.
So come help me celebrate Shadows of Fate on April 8, 2014 by taking part in my release day romp. I will be giving away some swag as well as a copy of Shadows. Then, starting April 9, 2014 I will be going on a virtual book tour and would love to have you along. I promise it will be a lot of fun and there will be some fantastic giveaways along the way! Happy Reading!
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