Book Three is killing me! Okay, not really, but it's been the hardest book to write. Why? I wish I knew.When I first created the Crown's Call series, I hadn't planned to write the Heralds of the Crown trilogy. It came out of the backstory of the first novel I wrote (Valor). As I started exploring the history of my characters, it became evident that these stories needed to happen. And of course, they had to be first because no one understands a series that starts on Book Fourteen... (like Asylum. Long story there.).
So now that Poison and Fusion have happened, I have to figure out a way to rescue one of my beloved characters. And I've done so, but the details leading up to that dramatic rescue are what's troubling me. I want to do it "right" in order to set the stage for the rest of the series.
I wrote it one way...and changed my mind. I went back and revised it to reflect a different way. And in the midst of revising, I'm finding stuff that is so good, I don't want to lose it. Which means I have to go back and revise it yet again to tie in the later components. Sure, revising is part of my job as a writer. It's what we do. But this one has taken an enormous amount of energy and thought.
Perhaps that's a good sign.
Because this is the one that wraps up the trilogy and launches readers into the next sub-series, all the pieces have to be in place. And when that jives, it's going to be a masterpiece. (Not bragging...I'll just be proud of it.)
Despite my complaining, I'm really excited about this story. It's thrilling, frightening, and wonderful. I just have to get it right now. And I'm taking my time in doing so.
Ah, the beauty of self-publishing...deadlines can be delayed.
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