I had a wonderful time at Phoenix and Dragon today!
I had friends visit and perfect strangers buy my books, it was very exciting!
Of course I spent my profits....but anyway :)
So the name of the second book in the trilogy is The Scarlet Cord. I have been told by some fans of The Silver Cord that they can't wait for the second book.
Neither can I!
Writing is difficult.
I don't want to toss words out just to get the second book out quick. That's not writing. Not good writing, anyway.
I am a third of the way into the second book and it's been on hold for 3 months now because of my personal life. And work. And stuff.
It happens to everyone but I feel a little pressure to knock the second one out. In my mind, it should be easier the second time around. I've already done it once, I know what the publisher wants, what my editor wants and what I want.
But it isn't easy and I expect those who have read the first one want a quality second one. It will take time. I am trying to carve out a schedule but it's near impossible right now. I'm scatterbrained and a little distracted.
Got a pleasant surprise reading a new Amazon review this week. Check it out!!
"Holy Hecate, this was a great book!
The Silver Cord, by J C Mead, pulled me in right from the start. A northerner moving to the deep south, who by the way, is a widowed Wiccan leaving behind her cheating, dead Catholic/Atheist husband to find a slower pace of life. I immediately felt connected to Kat and the close friendship she has with Jess, even the relationship with their children. These ladies are solitary, honey mead-loving witches who feel they have to hide who they are while living in and finding their way in a highly conservative place.
This is a great story line that goes at a good pace. I literally had a very hard time putting the book down and found myself trying to steal 15 to 20 minutes a couple of times during the day in past couple of days (I do most of my reading at night) just to see what is going to happen next. The story is not predictable, it kept me interested. I even enjoyed the sarcastic humor, precisely placed. There were a few surprises I didn't expect, one was Kat and Jess' neighbor's secret (which I will not reveal here....ya gotta read the book!) Also, it was interesting how the author intertwined the two love interests of Kat's and following Kat's own inner battle of who she loved more to let go. Ahhhh......that's part of the meat of the story....can't give that away.
I'm ready for book 2!!"
Again with book 2, no pressure!
On that note, know that I will resume writing as soon as I feel I can do so intelligently and I'll continue my photo-writing challenge, too.
Until then, I'm listening to a ton of music that will probably manifest itself in my book as far as the tone. Some really relaxed (Ray LaMontagne) and some not so chill (Digital Daggers, Lacuna Coil, Type O Negative...)
Go check them out, you never know what will end up in the next play list!
Have a good weekend and thanks for visiting!