In February, I started the third book in the Fractured Souls series and I’m happy to report that we have hit and surpassed the halfway point! I’d hoped to have the first draft completed by now and out to the Beta Readers, but my life has been thrown into a blender with some unexpected medical complications. With very little effort, I broke my 5th Metatarsal in my left foot and on the same side, my Malleolus ankle bone. I could make up some long and amazing story about how it happened, but it was literally just a rogue hug gone very, very wrong. SO wrong that it required surgery. So now, one week out from being sliced, pinned, plated, screwed, and sewn back together, I’m still struggling with having a clear head and mind to be able to write (or do anything besides binge watch The Great British Baking Show). But I’m hoping when my sutures are out, things will get better in the brain section. I don’t want to rush it though, because then Braidan may do something she (and I) regret. 😉
However, my alpha reading team has been giving me tremendously positive feedback on what has happened thus far, so I’m encouraged I am on the right track. I’ll still have plenty of down time once I’m off the pain meds (it’s an 8 week non weight bearing recovery time) to finish this draft up by May. That doesn’t mean it’s ready for the masses to read, but at the end of a first draft, we are in such a great place. Maybe Christmas release? We shall see. <3
On-word and up-words!