As One Journey Ends, Another Begins

Last night, I sent off the finalized version of Ghostwriter to my publisher. If they approve the small changes I've made, it means the book is completely finished. I'm relieved, but at the same time, nervous about it. Which makes no sense, I know.

It's the same feeling I get when I slip my key into the door after returning from vacation. I'm tired, brimming with good memories and happy about sleeping in my own bed again. But, at the same time, I know as soon as I turn that key, my vacation is over and it's time to get back to everyday life.

In this case, I'm starting a new journey. Two of them, actually. I'm going to start the promotion of Ghostwriter, which includes contests and give-aways, blog tours, a signing event at the Texas Book Festival. I'll be honest: I'm really nervous about that part because I suffer from Socially Awkward Writer Syndrome.

And I'm working on the substantive edits of my second book. These are the edits that focus on the book as a whole, making sure the characters are consistent, the plot makes sense, and addressing any continuity errors. But I'm learning a lot from the process, and I hope that my third book will go much easier if I employ everything I've learned.

If all goes well, the second book will be released in the first part of next year. It's a bit different from what I've written in the past, but I hope you guys will like it. I'm really fond of the characters in this book and I think that shines through in the text.

So, here I go again. Wish me luck!

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