11.3.2013 | 21:22
It has been way too long since my last post. I am terribly sorry for that. Between work, kids, and life in general, time has slipped by without me realizing it. But enough of that – here’s some updates.
I can see the end in sight!!! (Well, because I’ve written the end and working backwards!) I’m close to completing the first draft of the manuscript. As all writers know, this is the first step of many. Then comes my editing, then my editor’s comments, then me having to make the changes, then having my betas read them. THEN comes the awesome piece that will be on your kindle. I’m taking my time, I don’t want to give you, my awesome readers, a shoddy piece of work. So please bear with me. It’s coming. Soon. I promise.
So I’ve written an alternate ending to Broken Promises. There are now 2 possible outcomes. I’m not 100% sure which one I’m going to do…. and that’s what is keeping me from completing it. What happens in Broken Promises ultimately affects the entire series. That being said, there is more than likely at least seven books in the series. After Broken Promises, each book will feature a new main character and the stories will come from their point of view.
The Broken Road.
I’ve seen the reviews for The Broken Road and I’m so happy that you all love it. However there are some comments regarding my editing that I feel deserve a reply. My fabulous editor did her job. She went through the entire manuscript and helped me with character development, writing style, and wording. However, and this is on me, she did not get the final manuscript for revision. I am solely responsible for my work. No one is paying me. Everything I do on this book with outside help, I pay for out of my own pocket. Yes, I made some grammical errors which I have fixed. I tried to do this myself and the results weren’t perfect. In my own excitement, I rushed the process and even though I read through each line a million and one times, I still had errors. I hate that I gave you a not-perfect edition – but at the same time, I really feel the minimal errors did not detract from the story. If you feel differently, I’m sorry.
For this week (March 12 to the 16th) The Broken Road will be free. I’ve done everything I can to fix the errors and I hope you’ll love the connection between Megan and Shane.
Thanks for being such awesome readers and I really appreciate all the comments and love you’ve given me. You all are the reasons why I’m writing, without you – there would be no series.
xoxo – Melissa –
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