Happy Holidays, Packmates!
We hope all of you have been doing well and that you’re not too stressed out over the holiday craziness. Wendi and I have been pretty busy too, that’s why you haven’t heard much from us. Definitely good news for all of you because we’ve been deep into spiffing up Legacies and boy, oh, boy does this story ROCK!
At first we were concerned we had too much story. We twisted one little thing back in Reclamations and that caused a tsunami of a wave through the rest of the story line. From there, we had so many new aspects we wanted to explore we got a little keyboard happy (as in a potential 1000 page book kind of keyboard happy).
But that’s okay. Words are never wasted. Although there were a lot of little scenes and bits of dialogue we were totally in love with, we knew for the sake of clarity, they had to go. Our cutting room floor document is now a novel unto itself. The more Wendi went through with her virtual machete, the tighter Legacies got and we’re more in love with the story now than we were at the start. If I do say so myself, it’s rich in depth, like dark brown earth, ready to nurture future stories and keep you on your toes each time you read through it.
We’re not going to say when the release will happen. All we can say is soon. The book still has to go through layout (a relaxing process which I’m looking forward to over Christmas break), the final read-through of the printed proofs and probably one more round of corrections. Fear not, we’re still trying for that “perfect proof”! Will we do it this time? Who knows, but it sure is fun trying to reach that goal!
In other news, Loyalties, Uncivil Wars and Reclamations are all enrolled in Amazon’s Matchbook program. This means that when you buy a printed copy, you have the opportunity to buy the matching book in digital format for 70% off. Not a bad deal if you want to keep those printed versions in pristine condition.
Over the break we’ll also be putting up our Packmates’ Page, with pictures of all our Packmates and their books. Be a part of that by sending us a photo of you and your Saga books!
Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice and Happy New Year!
Deb & Wendi