The final book in the Shades and Shadows trilogy has been a slow go for me, not because I was bored of the story or anything like that. In fact, I still love this story a great deal. However, in the process of re-writing the first two books several times there were a number of significant changes in the plot that needed to be carried over into the final book.
Making sure I got all of that right took some time, and then I had three possible endings in mind, so I had to make some decisions. This weekend, I wrote the ending, and the “zero draft” as it were, is finished.
That’s not to say that Where Shadows Fall is ready for the editor. I have a lot of work to do on it before that time. I have at least two pages that contain notes such as “Insert description here” and “needs better dialog” and other such creative bits, and the word count is far below what it needs to be as a result.
Still, it’s a big thing to finish a trilogy. With any luck I’ll be able to tell you how to get Where Shadows Fall this summer!
But for now, I’m off to the day job and a second cup of coffee. Happy Monday, Readers!