The fantasy world is much more preferable, as an author, than the real one.
Progress is moving smoothly along for Book 2 of A Cycle of Shadow and Light. An early problem with some timing was easily rectified after Gary and I decided to tackle the issue from a different angle. With that plan in hand, the story is now motoring along and the pacing issue I was having is gone. Huzzah!
Best of all, the characters are cooperating and letting us show their growth through the chapters. Of course this book is already looking like it’s going to be longer, but we won’t know until the end. We’ve already written the last line of the book, too. We’re already spitballing the plot for Books 3 & 4 at the same time. This is how collaborators work together — ideas and communication.
I’ve been very lucky over the years. Since being first published in 2010, I never worked with a co-author who I haven’t gotten along. Fortunate, but also because I’m very picky about who I work with. If I detest someone personally then more than likely we aren’t going to work well together. Of course, if it is someone I get along with, I might not work well with them simply because our minds don’t do the Pacific Rim “Drift”.
In other news, DAUGHTER OF THE PRIDE cracked 100 reviews today over on Amazon. Pretty cool stuff there. It’s not 1,000 reviews, but staying positive, that’s 10% of the way there. If you’ve bought the book and read it already, have you left a review?
…yes, yes, I know. I owe you all a video of me barbecuing unicorn meat from when I hit 50 reviews. I need to actually get a new grill…