This afternoon I typed the two most beautiful words in the English language, “The End!” Currently, the manuscript stands at 77,202 words. Yay! I sent it off to have it edited and am hoping for a March 25th release (seven year anniverary since I first published A Father’s Sins).
The Journey Home is an idea I’ve had since I read my first real romance story back in the mid-1970’s. I told Jennifer several months ago that the books I love to read the most are 90% adventure and 10% character development. She quickly talked me down off of that ledge. This is all Darcy and Lizzy.
What happens now? My cover is done except for inserting the title. My blurb is done. My tagline is done. I’m hoping the editing is not too brutal. I need to schedule a blog tour and write my posts. I also need to design teasers for Facebook ads. I need to contract with a narrator for an audiobook.
Let’s see, what else? Oh yes, for the first time EVER in my writing career, I would love to send up to 10 readers an Advanced Review Copy (ARC) for Amazon reviews. (Goodreads reviews are completely lovely, but they do zero for Amazon algorithms.) If you are interested, please send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will send you a copy through Book Funnel. My plan is to have them out by the 15th of March. Yes, that’s quick.
Are you wondering what the book is about? Because of theft, I’m not able to reveal the cover (because it tells much of the story) and the blurb until we are closer to publication. It’s sad that this is happening in JAFF. It’s the reason I did not publish this on fanfiction.net. However, when it is safe, I will reveal it here. Actually, I’ll shout it from the rooftops and reveal it everywhere.
I hope all of you are staying safe. Happy reading!