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.