It’s the strange time of the year for me where I don’t know what to do with myself. On August 17th, at 2AM, I finished writing Book #4, LYING SEASON. I was a bit of a wreck about it. This book really had me connecting to the characters, way more than normal. Like a crazy amount. And I was feeling every thing they were. It’s been a topsy-turvy emotional rollercoaster for me…and of course for Perry and Dex.
It’s the longest book by far, and is fully-loaded with extra toppings. Lots of answers, lots more questions. The character growth took me by surprise and most of the book wrote itself, which was a wonderful ride for me as an author. It’s by far my favorite book and the one I am most proud of (not that I’m not proud of all of them). But it’s really special to me. And the ending…well, let’s just say a very strong part of me is begging me to continue right onto Book Five.
I do feel I deserve a bit of a break…some days on Lying Season I was pulling 12 hours (note to self: writing for 12 hours straight will SERIOUSLY MESS YOU UP). And I have a whole stack of books to read, that I want to read:
–I just finished City of Bones. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would.
–Finish the last half of the last Dark Tower Book (reluctant to, since I’ll miss Roland and his ka-tet when it’s over)
Then its Clash of Kings, Divergent, Across the Universe, Starcrossed, Ysabel, Horns, The Iron King, Harry Potter #1 and Hunger Games…though who knows what order I’m doing this in!
Anyway, so that’s all the reading I have to do (well, WANT to do). But something tells me the pull to start on Book #5 might be too great. Who knows.
The aforementioned Lying Season will be released on November 13th, 2011 (one month after Dead Sky Morning is released).