Happy Monday. I am brain dead.
For the last two weeks I've been working on the Amber Morn rewrite. Yes, just 10 days after turning the book's first draft in, I received my macro edit letter. Other than taking one day off for surgery, I've been working night and day--every day--for the last two weeks to finish the rewrite. I needed to email it off Sunday night.
Thus ends (at least for now) my writing of adult series. My next adult novels are going to be stand-alones. I noticed I've been leaning toward this even in writing the Kanner Lake series. KL is definitely a series of four books--same town, same characters. Yet each of the Kanner Lake novels has a different feel to it. You'll see that Crimson Eve is quite different from Coral Moon. And Amber Morn is different from the rest.
The four books can be read as stand-alones, as can all my series novels. But most readers don't tend to do that. If they pick up a "Book 3" they're not likely to buy it unless they've read books 1 and 2. So the sales of each book in a series can get harder to make. (This is why Zondervan and I always heavily market the first book in each series.) At any rate, in writing stand-alones, I won't face that issue.
I worked like a banshee all weekend (yes, I did manage to get to church)--but I took the time to read each comment from Friday. Many of them gave me a good laugh. Today I'll take on the difficult task of figuring out which one to crown as the winner. I'll let you know tomorrow.
For one day, I would love to rest, but I cannot. I'm late starting my next project.
Wow. Guess what? It's June.