Sometimes, the best intentions aren’t enough.
I had hoped to finish writing the fourth book of The Gift Legacy before I left for vacation in Ontario…and I was this close!
But I didn’t make it.
During my race to meet the deadline, I put in eight- to ten-hour days for days on end and neglected the usual victims (weeds, husband, chores) and some new ones (this blog). In the end, I just couldn’t do it and the plane was leaving with or without me.
You wouldn’t think it would be so difficult to complete, after all, the last chapter is outlined and half-written. But loose ends need to be tucked in and attention to detail is critical. I want the readers on the edge of their seats during those all-important closing scenes and I don’t seem to be able to do that type of writing in a hurry.
So it’s going to take a few more weeks. I’ll start by clearing the deck of neglected chores, including a post about my trip, and then I’ll pour myself into the ending the book deserves. I’m excited to get started.
And speaking of excited, I think I have a title. What do you think of The Gift: Penance?
Here’s a peek at the book’s blurb:
In Book IV, the gift has been exposed and Emelynn must pay the penalty for her role in baring the secret. But before her and her new handler, Detective Sam Jordan, can establish a safety net, Emelynn stumbles into the middle of a drug smuggling investigation that has already resulted in two murders. Unable to extricate herself, she and the detective join the investigation and embark on a dangerous mission to find the criminals who hide in polite society.