I’ve just reviewed the copy edits for Entertaining the Sombrevilles. The book will be published in less than a month. It still feels surreal that it will be out there, for anyone to read. I don’t think I’ll fully understand that until it’s actually happening, to be honest. But for now I’m just happy that it’s so much cleaner and in every way better, now after the copy editing. Thank God that there are other people helping me out with the manuscript. I’m so grateful for that.
I only have a few chapters of Wavesongs #2 left to outline, so I will be done before the week is over. I’m getting emotional about this story already – planning brought tears to my eyes yesterday, because I love my characters so and when stuff happens to them I just get a lot of feelings. The story is sort of intense, with lots of things happening, and not all of those things are good. The second book is naturally not the one where problems are solved or HEA:s had, so I really want to write it quickly just so I can move on to the final part of the story and fix everything for my boys. At the same time I want to take my time, because this book has a lot of delicious moments in it.
Entertaining the Sombrevilles isn’t nearly as emotional, but there is actually one scene in it that makes me teary-eyed. I wonder if any readers will feel that way about it as well? It’s a scene which speaks to me on a very personal level, and to me it shows why Charmaine is so important to the story. Without her there would be a very important perspective missing.
Book covers are really important to me, and today I got to see mine for the first time. I had requested one with a “sexy, art deco feel” – and this one has that in abundance. I am so happy with it, and I’m thrilled to have reached this part of the process. Soon I’ll be able to show it to you.