I’ve started on the second book in the Alissia Roswell series, and once again, writing has consumed my life.  Unlike the editing process, when I’m in writing mode, I think about the story nonstop, which is a blessing and a curse.  The good part about having the story in my head is that it’s like a movie playing nonstop in my mind.  By the time I’ve written major scenes in the book, I have replayed it continuously and have plotted out every detail to make sure I’ve left no loose ends.

The curse of being in writing mode is that I’m so focused on the story that everything else becomes a bothersome distraction.  I want the story out of my mind as soon as possible, and that means I want to be able to type nonstop until it’s on paper.  That can be a problem when I’m also a mother and wife, and I’m supposed to be handling marketing and having public appearances.  I have a life outside of writing, but it’s very hard to think of anything else.  This week has been filled with afternoon dental, doctor, and orthodontist appointments, and I have taken my laptop to each one of them and continued the typing while in the waiting rooms.  It’s really hard for me to stop.  I want it finished.

With that said, the second book is coming along at a much faster rate than the last novel.  Unexpected Metamorphosis has already described how the world works, so I don’t have to create anything new.  However, I am bringing in a lot of new characters in this book, and I’ve had to think about their personalities.

I have received a lot of great feedback from both friends and strangers on Unexpected Metamorphosis, and it warms my heart that everyone seems to love Alissia and her story.  I know I will eventually get negative feedback (all authors do), but right now I focus on the good.  Everyone seems to say they can’t put it down, and they’re eager for the second book to come out.  Well, I’ve listened to the feedback, and I’m trying my best to get the next one to you as soon as possible.

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Speaking of the cover, it’s coming soon.  I plan to call the designer this afternoon with the details of this novel.  I can’t wait to see what he does with this one, as I am very pleased with the cover of Unexpected Metamorphosis.

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