Finally. I’ve finished the first draft of the Violet Fox. But there’s still a lot of work to be done. I’m re-thinking my goal to publish two books this year. I think it will end up being one novel (the Violet Fox) and my not-so-secret project that I’m working on, which will be published (for free!) for everyone to download and enjoy.

So…I’ve finished a novel, what next?

Well, now it’s time to re-write the thing. Because it’s a YA fantasy, there’s a lot of world-building I have to revisit. The characters are pretty fleshed out but now I have to go back and sculpt them, so each person feels unique and at-home in the world. There’s a couple of places where I know the plot is how I want it, others, well, not so much. I’m really in love with the beginning this time.

Projected publishing time? I don’t want to tie myself down, but probably September. And I have a lot of marketing ideas that I hope to put into swing soon–including giveaways and contests! YAY!

For those of you who don’t know, here’s some teaser cover-copy (cover to come, of course…Dave has a great mock-up as always!)

That’s what instinct told me.
But in order to save the secrets of my people
and to protect my brother
I have to become the enemy.

Stay tuned 🙂