YAY! and… BUGGER

So we went hard out and finished the damn book but when we went to submit our competition entry, the fine print nobbled us 😦

Apparently, not only could the MSS have never been published but nor could its author/s and YES that included self-publishing on Amazon….

Well damn, we said – and a few other choice epithets including today’s title, which is summed up very well by the following slice of Kiwiana:

The good news is that HURRAH! We’ve finished the book and with it, the Shadows Trilogy. Now we need to get our covers updated (a friend offered a year ago and has very generously renewed that offer).

So now we have to choose new pix, fonts and all manner of other technical jibber jabber – plus fix a few errors in the layout of Yesterday’s Shadows and Dark Embrace. Also on the plus side, it means that now our lovely beta readers can have a go-through so we will have a finely polished story by the time you see it 🙂

Now our thoughts are turning to the next one – we already have a story outline and two scenes written; going on past experience, we will be publishing this around 2022…LOL.

Actually, to be fair, Dark Embrace practically wrote itself over a 6 week period and Out of the Shadows took 15 months while we also battled redundancies, moving house, job changes and a whole bunch of other real life – sometimes I’m amazed we actually found time to write at all (it’s because we’re amazing, yo!)! Here’s to a timeframe of closer to DE though which means we will have Book no. 4 (as yet untitled) out by the end of 2017.

We have three beta readers, but would love to have another one or two. We’re seeking feedback on how the story flows, whether the characters work for you and any continuity or grammar errors you may notice. If you think this sounds like you, leave a comment below! First in, best dressed!!

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4 thoughts on “YAY! and… BUGGER

  1. Clare Baldock April 5, 2017 / 8:00 am

    It sounds like me when I have more time – but the school holidays are coming so I can put aside my (re-)reading of Georgette Heyer’s entire Georgian/Regency romance oeuvre to read yours if you like. I have to confess that I have only read the first one so far though which may rule me ineligible.

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  2. Adrienne Laing April 5, 2017 / 9:04 am

    I’ll cautiously put my hand up for reading. I think I’m good at proofreading, I’m just don’t have huge amounts of time, haha. Just like everyone! 😀

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    • Emily Morgan, Author April 12, 2017 / 7:07 am

      Thanks Adrienne. We have a few beta readers now, so I might hold you over until we’ve made changes and corrections if the offer will still stand in a couple of months’ time?

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