It was so great to see Bree again and celebrate this awesome book! Here's some pics and highlights from her presentation entitled "The End".
*Once again I am just going to type my notes as I wrote them as Bree said them...so this is paraphrased Bree. ;)
- Sequels are hard. The Lost Saint, I affectionately refer to as the book that ate my soul. But the third book has to be easier to write, right? Heh. heh. Yeah right.
- You spend your writing career learning how to write a first book, that took me 10 years. No one teaches you how to write a second or third book
- At times this book had beasty claws, fangs and got very bloodthirsty around the full moon
- One obstacle was there are so many strings that need to be tied up in the final book, things you have to complete
- Also third books have a lot more climax, 2/3rds of the book is climax
- All the characters you've introduced, not just the main ones, have to have their stories come full circle. Some will fail at thier goals, some will succeed, some will even die.
- The hardest obstacle to overcome in writing this book was saying goodbye. When I typed the last words from book 3 I would be saying goodbye to charcters that had been talking to me since a dark cold night in January so long ago.
- I put off writing the end. I kept turning in drafts without the last few chapters
- Well I finally turned a draft in, still without the last few chapters and my Editor said "I love the ending!" But that freaked me out, that's not the end! I said. He told me they were already doing copy edits and were going to print in 2 days.
- So i had one night to write that perfect ending, to say goodbye
- what I finally had to do was force myself to stop thinking about what the perfect ending would be, and just write what felt true for the characters.
- When I finished
my husband bought me not just one kitten, but two! We call them the kittens Divine. Merlin is black and Avalon is grey.
It was so wonderful to see Bree again! I just love her smiling face, I love how much she cares about her readers, and especially I love her books. She's such an inspiration!
Alright, so that being said, come back tomorrow to see what Bree had to say for my interview with her! And there just might be something super super awesome posted along with that interview. ;)