This just happened! I typed “The End” on my draft in Crystal Dreams, Book One of the Dreams Series! I’m happy with the beginning! The ending was a KA-BOOM! BEAT THAT! Seriously?! I’m supposed to TOP THAT ending? How?
Now I need to edit everything…Can someone shoot me? Not literally, but remind me that this book is a promise so that’s why I spent the last 15+ years writing it. Seriously. Remind me why this is “The End” and I somehow need to find my editor self to edit this giant monster. How do you editors do this part?
In 1998, back when I was a child, I wrote a short 100 page story (by hand) about a girl who needed rescuing from her every day life. In October 2011, I rewrote the entire 100 page story into a full 400+ page book from the beginning. I turned this meek girl from a damsel in distress to a strong woman who stood up for righteousness, justice, and fought against hateful bullying and oppression. The original title went through 5 changes in the last 9 years from its original title in 1998 to what’s now called “Crystal Dreams.”
What was originally planned to be a short, one novel story, turned into a planned 4 book series, because I received 4+ requests for more based solely on my 2015 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) win. Geez!!
I was seriously considering the finale of this first book to be a conclusion. Then my fingers wrote the weirdest ending that dropped off to a cliffhanger… I am NOT responsible for that cliffhanger. My main character is!
A week ago today, I vowed to dedicate this debut novel in the series to my dear friend for encouraging me to write, respecting my childhood, and being there for me my whole life. He’s the inspiration for the entire book. No, the dedicated to is not Millosovich sorry. But Millosovich IS single. Have at him ladies! Hahaha…I’ll be over here hiding in the corner away from the fangirls. Yes, Millosovich is a guy. He allowed me to use his name, because he’s cool like that. God bless him and his business adventure. c8
I hope my book sells. Now off to mercilessly edit the living sh*t out of Crystal Dreams, and finish writing the draft to Killer Dreams Book Two.
P.S. I absolutely LOVE my cover designer! She’s both a beautiful artist, and a beautiful person. She has a heart of gold💖