I am quietly freaking out. For a number of reasons.
I’ve just sent my manuscript, Book 3 in the Servant of the Gods trilogy, to the editor. I made edits based on the feedback from beta readers, which was quite comprehensive. I am very grateful to my beta readers, their comments helped to shape the final rendition of the manuscript. I was quite taken by compliments I received, and also heartened.
Wrapping up a series isn’t easy. Keeping the various storylines and plot in mind, and staying true to the development of the characters does require constant tracking. Saying goodbye to my characters, who have been with me for over ten years, is similar to a relationship breaking up. A part of you is lost. I will miss Evan, Phameas, Dexion, Antioche, the High Priestess, Homer, Leander, and even the irascible Hektor. Throughout the highs and lows of my life, they have been a constant. Sounds weird, I know. Writers out there will get it.
In any case, as it is the final book in the series, I want to make sure I’ve done it justice. Fingers crossed!
Reason number 2: The publication of The Guardian’s Legacy is gaining ground, and I’ve still a lot to do. I wasn’t planning on a print edition, but after conversations with family, friends and work colleagues, I’ve decided to add a hardcopy.
I’ll be taking orders (go to the order form below)
and I will also use print copies for a few competitions I’ll be running exclusively for my newsletter team. (To join my team, click here or on the image below).
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Thank you for your continued support and as always, I look forward to your comments and will respond.
Historical fiction novelist and a secondary teacher, Luciana Cavallaro, burnt out but not done… yet.