A few months ago “Bad Monsters” dropped. Yay! Between the blog tour for that release and doing some editing on older projects I was also hard at work on the next Our Monsters book. Well…
The Our Monsters Chronicles Book Three has a completed first draft! Another YAY! I finished typing the final words last week before the holiday. A wonderful feeling. Getting to that end point is always thrilling. Everything in your head is spilled out and the preasure of the ideas is released, it’s out, and as an author you feel free.
What’s odd, is that while writing this installment I felt like I was closing a larger chapter in the series. All the books are chapters within the series, with their own objectives and plots that build to something larger (the series’ end). However, this third novel built to a game-changing conclusion. In my original notes I knew how this novel would end but I didn’t realize the implications of that end. Without saying too much at this point, Our Monsters 3 moves the series in a different direction, signals a genre shift. Our Monsters 4 will still be a YA book but… yeah. You’ll see.
Now it’s time to let Our Monsters 3 draft #1 rest for a bit before I start doing major revisions in the first big edit. Lots of work left. I still need to nail down the book’s title too. I hate titles. I’m not good with coming up with snazzy, zippying, whiz-bang titles to poke a browsing reader’s eye as they search for their next book to read. Oh well. Meanwhile, I have other projects.
See you’ll all soon!