Friday, March 23, 2012

Feel like Dancing!

So, I made it!  I did it!  I'm doing my little victory dance! 151,832 words of deliciousness!!

It's been ONE YEAR in the making, almost, and now it's finished.  Well, the rough draft anyway.  This week it will be in the tender hands of some trusted pre-readers, who will give me feedback on plot and character.  Then, after some additional edits it will head off to be proofed.  And then it will be finished.  Blessedly finished.  It feels SO GOOD TO SAY THAT to all of you, my friends.
And now, come the first of many celebratory reveals.  First, and most important, I thought you'd all like to see the cover of Aeris.  I've hung on to it for a year, but I wouldn't let myself release it until the first draft was finished.

Now, for those of you who have read the book, that charm bracelet should be familiar.  It's the one Nikka always wears and I thought it would be a good representation of her stay with the tribe of her birth.  My fabulous sister did it for me again!  Thanks, B!

BTW- for those of you who picked up a free copy of Significant Circumstances when it was available(and it will be again soon, on Easter weekend, I think) the girl character, Bethel, was inspired by my own sister.  She rocks.  She is also the first character that I've built off of a real person. :)

My other bit of exciting news!  A couple months ago I asked Kait Nolan if she'd be willing to let me put an excerpt of her work in my book and she said yes!  Whoohooo!  So hopefully I can convince a whole slew of new readers that Red is awesomesauce!  hahaha

That's all from me.  See you all during the next ROW80, until then I will be busy with edits and things.

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Deniz Bevan said...

Squee! That's awesome! Love the dancing Colin Mochrie :-)