Barreling On (and out of my mind...)

Just another quick update:  I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the proof copy of Eden, it should be here tomorrow.  If you know me, you know that it is KILLING me to have to wait.  I am not a patient person, lol.  I can't wait to have it in my hands!  I've contacted all the bloggers about review copies, set up who's hosting giveaways and the like.  I will be sure to pass all the links on to you when that time comes!  Only 21 days till release!

So, I had kind of planned on taking a break for the month of June, relishing the fact that I've finished my forth book before my 24th birthday (which is the end of July).  But then Branded really took off.  And Forsaken has been doing really well too.  It's time to push forward onto Vindicated.

I'm sure most of you have heard of NaNoWriMo, the crazy month of November where the challenge is to write 50,000 words in just 30 days.  Well I heard about JuNoWriMo and thought, hmmm... I really need to get moving on book 3.  So guess what?  I'm going for it.  50,000 words by the end of June is in sight.  Will it be crazy?  Yes.  Will it be hard?  You bet your booty.  But I'm going for it.  I wrote 50,000 words of the 110,000 words of Eden in January, so I'm pretty sure I can do this.  Wish me luck.

I had thought about doing this next bit as a separate post but I'm just going to mention it here so I don't sound like one of those ranting authors.  I've seen this mentioned in a few of the reviews of Branded.  "I guessed who Cole was from the start, it wasn't much of a twist".  I just have to say it now, cause it runs through my head every time I read that.  I wasn't trying to keep who Cole was a secret.  I knew you were going to see it pretty early on.  Cole was never the twist.  The end, the final 2 chapters, was the twist.  If you've read Branded you know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, there's my one defense I'm going to make of Branded, lol.

Now, on to Vindicated!  I am so excited to wake up at 5:30 tomorrow morning and start pounding out a first draft!  (i'm being sarcastic about the 5:30 part in case you couldn't tell....)


DJ's Life in Fiction said...

I'm extremely excited for the third book! You know how much I love this series :-). Can't wait for Eden, too! Good luck!

Kimmel Tippets said...

When that writing bug hits, you gotta follow through! Good luck with getting your 50,000 words in June!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Yay for first drafts! I love that part of writing. All the new ideas that pop into my head and awesome scenes. Have fun with it! :D

Jenni Merritt said...

Oh man Keary. AWESOME! I can't wait to see what you have planned for Vindicated. Need word wars? Let me know! :)