"Well, what have you been doing?" you ask.
Great question. I finished writing and editing the third novel to the Black Legacy series, which is called Blood Trails. It will be off to my beta readers in the next few days.
What? I hear those grumbles. And yes, I know I haven't published Black Legacy or Keeper of the Spirits, the first and second novels to the series. There are reasons for this. First and foremost, I don't want to disappoint you, my reader.
Let me give you a background explanation. The series will have a total of five books. With the first three books written, I am now concentrating on the final two books. I mapped out the beginning, parts of the middle, and the end of each book. My ideas need to be outlined in a particular order. Yes, I prefer to use an outline. I also need to make sure I know what each character is doing. I haven't gotten that far in these final books. This is where my self-doubts erupt. Since I am still relatively new as an author, I want to make I can finish the series before I publish Black Legacy.
I've been in that Will, Adrian, Camille withdrawn too. You know the one, right? It happens when you finish reading a book and have fallen in love with the characters. One tiny problem, the next book in the sequel isn't published yet. What if the author doesn't know where the next book is going? How long will it take to be in your hands? Months? Years?
I'm not saying the final books in the Black Legacy series fall into the "will it ever be written category" because I do know most of what will happen, just not the order. Until I at minimum have solid outlines, you'll have to wait. Don't fret though, it also means you may not have to wait as long between books once the first book is published.
Happy dances all around.
I've also been spending my time building my social network sites and researching indie publishers, traditional publishers, self publishing, agents, marketing, and more. I have flip-flopped between which way I want to publish. I'll probably go with an indie or small press publisher and have narrowed it down to a few favorites. If you have worked with a publisher and loved them, I'd love to hear from you. I'm keeping my options open.
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Happy reading. ~Lisa