What Happened to Friday?

I’m getting the pre-publication jitters. It won’t be long now, just waiting for the paperback proof. This will be the second. I hope there won’t be a third. I have Dead Demon Walking set up to go on Kindle. I’m on the brink of pressing the button. Do I want to do it? No, by god, I don’t!

Will readers like the plot, the characters, the way I tell the story? Did I skip over some enormous contradiction? Will the Kindle formatting look as good as on their preview? A hundred and one other possible boo-boos.

I AM scared. And no reassurance from Whisperings fans will banish my fears. I’ve sold an awful lot of books and hope those readers will come back for Dead Demon Walking. Sure, a heap of readers love Along Came a Demon and The Demon Hunters, but some liked book one but not book two. Some like book two but not book one. They are going to judge the series by the third. If they don’t like it, they won’t come back for the fourth.

I’ve been so deep in editing and reading the damn thing, I haven’t had much time for anything but that and my day job. I am sick of reading it! I have completely neglected social networking. Barely looked at Facebook or Goodreads or any other such sites. I keep my eye on Kindeboards via e-mail but very rarely jump in. Twitter? The other day I got out of bed and thought, I must at least do my FollowFridays on Twitter. Friday? It was Saturday morning. Where did Friday go?

My dog feels neglected. I can tell by the way he curls up in his little plaid dog bed all the time. He knows dropping a toy on my foot is a useless ploy. “Later,” I tell him. “Mommy’s busy.” My house is a mess. I have a nice house, with nice things in it. I once kept it looking pretty good but I’ve neglected it. I manage a cook supper four nights a week, and do laundry at the weekend. Anything else? Forget it. My husband has given up talking to me – I rarely hear him.

I have half the prizes for the Contest but have to get the others. Somewhen. The contest is to celebrate the release. Yes, it’s also a blatant promotion of the Whisperings series, but show me one that isn’t. I’ve never done a contest before. Will I get any response?

Will I have any hair left on my head, or fingernails which aren’t chewed to the quick, this time next week?

Is that the theme music to Jaws or Psycho playing in my head?

5 responses to “What Happened to Friday?

  1. I loved your books. I read a great deal and I have read your books twice so far. I enjoyed them both times. My only complaint is that you might decide to stop the series. I would definitely miss your characters. I love the way they interact with each other, just like real people. Cranky at times, heroic at times and just ordinary much of the time, but never boring. Your writing mostly flows so smoothly that I loose myself in the words until I have to come up for air when real life calls. Thank you for the trip into another world that I completely enjoy.

    • I’m SO glad you enjoy Whisperings! Thank you so much for taking the time to get in touch, Judy. It means so much to me.

      Whisperings will continue. I am halfway done with the first draft of the fourth book, Demon Demon Burning Bright, although I think this one is the hardest to write so far!

  2. Thanks for your words of encouragement, guys . . . I mean ladies!!!

  3. LOL! I wish there was something I could do for you! But I have it on good authority the book is excellent. I have a knack for knowing this sort of thing, okay? Now push the button so I can get a hold of this puppy ;)

    The minute you offer a free book or anything in a contest…they will come

  4. Take a couple of deep breaths…. It will be okay. I bet if you ask your husband for a hug or your dog for a cuddle, both will be willing to oblige. :)

    Most of us, your loyal fans, are eagerly awaiting the new installment in the series. And the next… and the next…. You are a good writer! Try to relax, believe in yourself and enjoy this special process. The third book! That’s pretty exciting! I hope you can enjoy the achievement!

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