A New Journey to Begin
As the edits for Frantic (releasing February, 2012) wind down I’m gearing up to start on my next novel (releasing October, 2012), and in fact, I’ve already begun the first chapter, begun to set the stage. This story will take me into new territory, pull me into a place and mood I’ve never gone before as a writer.
And I’m excited and terrified.
Anytime you start a new story the questions are plenty. Can I pull it off? Will it be acceptable to my publisher? Will the editor eat it alive? Will my readers go for it? Will it be believable?
And this time there are more questions than ever. Most of the story is in my head and I love it, but that doesn’t always mean everyone else will love it too. I’m taking a chance, a risk, and boy oh boy I hope it pays off.
But before I think about all that, before I bite my nails and tug on my hair and pace holes in my carpet I have to write the blessed thing. The story and characters must come alive for me so they’ll come alive for you, the reader. I’m slowly getting to know them and their story and it’s both heart-wrenching and tender. I’ll keep you posted as I embark on this journey. It should be a wild ride, indeed.