Thanks Lynda for sending this book--it was a pleasure to beta read and an awesome series! So cool to see it in print.
While waiting on The Leavers to sit for a while, to get a fresh perspective on it before embarking on the final edits/adding more to the word count/finally publishing, I've started a new WIP. This one is a science fiction again--since I have mostly fantasy and only one sci fi, but also because that was the clearest idea outlined in my word document I keep full of ideas and anything that inspires me!
It's currently at 3k words, and I'm doing approximately 200 words per day--not much, I know, but the beginning is the slowest, as I'm 'pantsing' it (ie doing it by the seat of my pants, without planning) so I really don't know where it's going as I write it!
I've finally found the end of The Leavers! At 56,000 words, it's my usual length--short of my goal--but still quite a decent-sized novel. I don't want to force the story to be longer than it should be, and it very much felt like it was wrapping up.
Now to shelve it for a month--if I can be patient that long!--before a few final edits, then publication!!! So excited to add my 5th book to Amazon.
Jenna Whittaker is a fantasy and science fiction author who is on the long journey to be published!