2 sore wrists,
3 (ish) realms,
4 complete books,
1,500 novel pages,
364,609 words, and
2,047,152 characters later,
Synced, the fourth and final book in the Gilded Blood series is finished! Last night, after sending the manuscript to my editor, I poured myself a glass of wine and took a loooooong bubble bath.
Today, I'm back at it - formatting digital and print versions, chatting with my audiobook publisher, finalizing the cover and interior artwork, ensuring all preorder links are up and running, designing ads and graphics for marketing, scheduling promotions, and - my favorite part - updating my readers <3 In other words, the work doesn't stop just because the last book is finished. That said, now that the writing is done, I finally get to re-embark on my absolute favorite kind of work: attending conventions and book signings! This spring/summer, I'll be appearing at 5 different conventions in 4 different states, as well as a half dozen Barnes and Noble book signings (dates TBD). To help my readers keep track of upcoming events, we've created a handy dandy events calendar, which will be updated every week.
To everyone who has supported me and this series during this past year, THANK YOU. I'm not gonna lie - there were times I was tired, cranky, weepy, and daydreaming about throwing in the towel. But you all cheered me on and kept me going, and for that, I am eternally grateful. I can't wait to hear what you think of Synced!
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