I’ve just typed the last period at the end of the last sentence in the last chapter of Like Stars in Heaven (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 3). It’s been a long time coming. The previous installment in the series came out almost a year ago, but I think it’s all the better for my taking time to craft it. Now, the manuscript gets to ferment quietly in the darkness of my server’s hard drive (with nightly backup to an external drive) for a while, so that I can get some distance before the first round of editing. But no fear, I won’t spend my days in idle golfing or sampling micro-brews up and down the Ottawa Valley. The fourth installment of Decker’s War awaits, as well as a new, untitled project set in the Decker’s War era which I hope to publish before the end of 2016.
If I assumed that retirement from my corporate job meant long days of doing what I pleased, interspersed with bouts of writing, I’ve been thoroughly disabused. Long days of writing, with brief bouts of errands and chores seems to be the reality. I have yet to play a round of golf, but perhaps I can grant myself a quick nine holes tomorrow, as a reward for completing my sixth (yes, sixth!) novel.
I’ve promised my editor I’d have the manuscript in her hands by the end of the month, and that’s an appointment I intend to keep.