Lots of good stuff going on...
1. For Finlay is with a publisher. Waiting to hear what they think.
2. A few betas have already read it and have had such nice things to say about it.
3. If. I self publish it, I have a couple possible cover photos taken by Lindee Robinson. And, of course, Letitia at RBA Designs will do the cover.
4. I am almost halfway done with my next novel, Forester from For Finlay's story.
As soon as I know more about For Finlay. I will let everyone know!
So For Finlay is finished for the time being. I'll be sending it out to more of my betas for some fresh eyes. Then I need to decide what to do with it. I definitely need a cover. One that really captures the tone of the story. Can't wait for everyone to meet Finlay and Caden!
People always say to me, "I don't know how you can think up all those things you put in your books." While it's not always easy to write a book and come up with fresh new ideas, most of my motivation comes from a single idea and then everything else just falls into place based on that idea. I mostly incorporate things I would like to see in a book and then fill in things I've done, seen, or wanted to do. Other times I use places I've been to or wanted to visit. When I write about college campuses, I always visualize URI's campus, since it's where I got my undergraduate degree.
So tonight, while I was on the URI campus getting dinner with my husband and son, I saw my motivation for one of the scenes. Hadley and Caynan share an encounter on a campus quad. Before Hadley leaves, she stands near a blue security light which casts a blue glow around her. Needless to say, when I asked my husband to drive onto the sidewalk of the quad so I could get a picture, I never thought he'd actually do it--with our six year old in the backseat:-)
Thank you to all the wonderful bloggers and readers who shared the cover for Before Hadley!! I appreciate everything you guys did for me! And thanks to Letitia at RBA Designs for another amazing cover! Wait until you all meet Caynan!