The publishing process is so long and drawn out that sometimes I forget that I have an actual, real book coming out. There are long periods of time where nothing much is happening at all on my end. The day job gets crazy and the almost 7-year-old gets crazy, and I manage to forget for a time. Then my eyes fall over the ARCs of The Darkness Knows sitting pretty behind the glass of the dining room cabinet and I think to myself, “Oh yeah, THAT’S happening.” It’s even stranger because now I’m working on book #2 in the series and even though I’m actively writing and revising that book, I still have times when I have to remind myself that all of this isn’t a fever dream. Then, of course, my mind really latches onto the reality of the situation, and I am reminded that I have book #3 due at the end of 2016 (And then I panic a little because it isn’t even started.) But then I take a deep breath and tell myself that I’ve done it before, and I’ll do it again. (And hopefully, again and again and again – Ad Infinitum. Amen.)
So here’s to 2016 – the year my first book finally comes out – and all the fabulous craziness it’s sure to bring!