You have made it all the way here, so you may as well sit down, take a minute to look around, and enjoy. What you will find, depends on the day and my mood. You just never can tell.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Beginning of the End

For those of you that are waiting with baited breath, Shadow Warrior, book 2 in the Shadow Dancer series is scheduled to release in March 2012.  So what does that mean for me?  That means I need to get my patoot in gear and write book 3.  I have been procrastinating on this for several months now.  I have several ideas why this is:

1.  Once you begin the process of writing a new novel, it tends to take over every waking moment of your life.  As it is summer, my favorite season in the world, I don't want to spend it inside staring at my computer.  I want to enjoy the hot sun, and the cool pool, and the warm breeze, and the hard work of the garden and the yard and the long walks at the park.  Can you tell, I love summer? 

2.  I also know that dance season will be starting again at the end of August and then I will have plenty of time (at least 3 hours a week) to just sit and write while I wait.  So I keep saying to myself just wait a few more weeks.

3.  I don't want to finish the quest of Sunny.  If I keep putting it off, the story can never end.  It can stay in the realm of possibilities.  What may or could happen.  Who does she end up with.  What happens to the king?  Is he good?  Is he bad?  Does he die?  Does he live?  It's all a maybe right now.  If I write it all out and close the book, that's all over.  I'm not ready for a THE END. 

Oh there are many other reasons that I am procrastinating, but these seem to be the main ones.  So what this means is that I have until August 22 to hem and haw about it a little more, but then, I need to hop to it.  Get'er done so to speak. 

To leave you on a pleasant note, mark your calenders folks for the end of March 2012 to look for Shadow Warrior.  It's coming soon.  Yay.

Have a great week. 


  1. Yay! I'm looking forward to it. I know what you mean about not really wanting to write the final book and say goodbye. It's tough. You want to make sure you write the best possible ending. Plus you don't want to close the book on your characters for good. I know you'll find the best way to say goodbye to Sunny though.

  2. I guess that is sad, Courtney. I never thought of it like that as I'm just happy to get something bloomin' completed. ;) And you definitely have enough cold months to get it done. Enjoy your pool and garden. (I'm not jealous, honest.)

  3. Woohoo! I can't wait for it.
    But you know, you don't have to type those dreaded letters when you're done with book 3. Who knows? Sunny's children may have their own stories to tell...