Friday, December 5, 2014

Deadlines & Sapphire Dubois #3 Update

First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who has written to me, and asked about the third installment in the Sapphire Dubois series. Although patience is a virtue, it's also undeniably boring, so I'm eternally grateful for yours.

We're sill working on the titled, but the third book is coming soon! Yay!
I just finished my second deadline, which means, I only have one more to go before Sapphire #3 is off to the presses. I still have quite a bit of work ahead of me, but I'm so excited to get to share the new story with all of you shortly.

Although the final weeks before the last deadline is the most stressful step in the process, I feel have learned to enjoy the mayhem now. Around this time, my home lay in chaos, I lose anywhere from 5-10 pounds, my dog is overdue for a haircut, my "normal" job suffers due to my lack of focus, and there are literally pages of manuscript EVERYWHERE. I found page 134 in my purse yesterday. No clue how it ended up there.

For the past week, I haven't slept more than four hours a night, and somehow, I didn't feel tired. I felt superhuman and focus on what needed to be done. I felt fab as I finally printed and bubble wrapped the manuscript--I'm still not sure why I felt the need to secure paper. I buckled her up, and drove her to the UPS store. She was, after all, going to my agent, aka: her secondary mother who has shared custody.

Then, as I signed the shipping doc and stood there listening to the UPS guy's detailed story about his Comic-Con costume, I crashed. I don't even recall driving home.
All I remember is walking through the door and pouring myself a captain and coke to celebrate with. I set it down for a second to get comfy on the couch, then...

I woke up a few hours later, feeling rested. My flat captain and coke tasted like...well, shit honestly, but it didn't matter. I was taking my moment and choosing to enjoy it.

Now, I get a few days before the cycle starts over. Though I often plan to just chill and catch up with friends on these days, I can already feel my fingers itch to work on Project X--my next, and first book outside of the Sapphire series.

For those of you who have asked about the possibility of a Silencing Sapphire book club on Wattpad, good news is on the way :)