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The Men of Halfway House Book #7
Est. Release: 2020.
Manuscript sent to my editor. I’m happy. 🙂
Pre-edited version word count: 122,300. (yes, it grew)
Received the feedback from the sensitivity read. Overall, I got a thumbs up (YAY!) and feedback that has me smiling! ❤❤❤
I’m doing the last bit of polishing and a final tweak here and there before sending it to my editor who is scheduled to start it next week. I’ll post updates and more info once I’m in edits.
Pre-edited version word count: just under 122K
Final read through complete before moving on to sensitivity read and editing. I was able to trim it. It’s now down to 121K. 🙂
Side note… These guys make me smile. ❤
I’m almost finished doing the final read. It’s taken a little (okay…a lot) longer than expected because of RL, cover work, and conference planning. Sorry!
As expected, the manuscript grew. :\\
It’s currently clocking in at 125K. It’s longer than I had planned (no surprise there). I’ve only got about 20K left to read through and polish – so I should have that finished by the weekend unless there’s a hiccup in my schedule. Then, I send it off for a sensitivity read.
Yes, this is the first time I’m doing that. I am totally, ridiculously, crazy nervous about this story. It’s a book I didn’t plan on writing but it seemed the character had other ideas. So… I don’t want to screw it up.
After the sensitivity read and any necessary changes, then it goes to my editor. I have zero clue on release timing but I will post updates as I move along.
A million THANK YOUs for checking back and being so patient. I promise, I’m doing everything I can to release this book as fast as possible while making sure it’s the best it can be. ❤
It feels as if I’ve been writing this one forever. Thankfully, I’ve enjoyed every moment I’ve spent with these guys, but my goodness, real life has kicked my butt during the whole process. These guys gave me a happy place during my RL madness. I finished writing the story this morning. I’m happy. Stupidly happy to have finished, especially since I never expected to write this one. Now I just need to go through the whole thing and make sure it flows since it’s taken so long to write. With everything going on in my life right now, I’m crossing my fingers I can finish this stage by the end of the year so that I can send it off to my amazing editor who likely thinks I’ve fallen off the face of the earth. It’s a big book (hey, no surprise there lol), and it’s clocking in at ~roughly~115K words.
Thank you for your unbelievable patience. I hope you love these guys as much as I do. ❤
I’m nearly finished. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s about 90-95% completed.
The story is about discovering who you are and finding that person who loves and accepts you for you. It’s primarily a romance but there’s a mild sprinkle of mystery/suspense in it. It’s a happy story. (I know, shocker right?) There’s angst, but it’s not as heavy a read as my norm. I wrote this during a time when I needed happy.
Don’t hate on the happy.
I’ve been working on this one for a while, so once I finish it, I’ll need to go through it all and make sure it flows smoothly…because it’s long and needs a trim.
I’ll post couple and story information once I’m finished writing and have gone through the first pass of having it all make sense.
I’m nervous about this one. I usually am with each release, but this one is especially important to me because of the characters and everything that happened in my life during the course of writing this story. The end of 2018 was a rough year with a loss of a dear friend of mine who was also a co-organizer with me for GRL. It took me a while to get back into writing, and I can honestly say, these characters pulled me out of that dark time and my negative headspace.
This is a story I didn’t think I would write. After endless months of research and starting/stopping, I finally gave in because the character insisted I just write their story. I’m glad they pushed me to write and pulled me out of that sad time and into their happy world. I love them. And I hope you do too. ❤
I currently have two stand-alones in my head, one is more solid than the other and one is super angsty.
Status: planning – focusing on finishing HH7 first.
Est. Release: TBD