The first rough draft of Honored is complete. I am currently editing my manuscript so that it will be ready for my agent by the start of the summer. At the same time, I am beginning the outline for my next book, Ballad Keepers. The premise came to me while watching a documentary on the Freedom Riders and there non-violent protests for desegregation. I have also been studying various Holacaust survivior’s accounts such as, Anne Frank: The Biography, The Hiding Place, and The Book Thief. My manuscript will combine many of the lessons and sacrifices made by both groups of people into something altogether new.
I am halfway through my latest novel, Honored. It is strange how fickle time is, either speeding up or slowing down. I have been diligently working to complete my manuscript so that my dear friend and fellow author may read it before she dies. She will soon quietly pass from this life. I have promised to dedicate my first published book to her as well as continuing to check on the progress of her novel. I count myself fortunate for knowing her.
Soul Sisters is now finished and will be submitted along with my Eyes of the Unknown series. It will be exciting to see which one sells first. Dianna has prepared a list of interested publishers and will soon send off my manuscripts. Harper Teen has expressed an interest in my writing style and has asked to read Soul Sisters.
As always, I am pushing myself by trying something new. I have just started writing Honored. In this fantasy fiction novel, I tell the story of a young woman named Alaina, who has an ability to draw out people’s fears and hopes and bring them to life.
Over the past six months, I have been simultaneously editing Eyes of the Others while writing Soul Sisters. Late last night, I completed the rough draft of my latest manuscript. I will now spend the next two to three months editing Soul Sisters. It has been an enjoyable challenge writing with a new voice and style. Overall, I am very pleased with the results.
Eyes of the Unknown is currently being reviewed by a publisher. My agent is also in New York working on opportunities for me. Dianna reported that there has been interest in my work among the people she contacted.
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