a particular order in which related events, movements, or things follow each other.
"The action in my second novel follows the events of FLYGIRL in sequence."
One of the best-written television shows of all time is The West Wing. In it, fictional US President Bartlet always asks his staff, “What’s next?” when he’s done with an issue and wants to move on. Is it a coincidence that this iconic program was created by one of my favorite writers, Aaron Sorkin? Oh, I think not.
In early 2020, I’ll release my second novel! We’ll catch up with Tris almost two years after the action in Flygirl, anxious to move both her career and personal life forward. Readers will get to see deeper into Tris’s inner world.
Right now, the book is in the pre-editing stage. The very first person other than myself to read it will be the one and only Jennifer Silva Redmond as the manuscript goes into an initial round of professional edits. If you’ve ever had to review your own work after a professional has dissected it, let me tell you, it ain’t for the faint of heart. I’ll surely wonder why the heck I bothered to write it at all, want to give up and lament the hours and hours wasted on something that is…well, not ready for publication at least.
And after that moment of pure panic, I’ll digest Jennifer’s suggestions, rip the darn thing apart and make it better. Early readers will comment, and it’ll be honed, again and again and again, into something I’ll be proud to have my name on.
And share with you.
More details to come!