Monday, July 8, 2013

Mageri 5: Draft 1 is Complete

Start date: May 29, 2013
End Date: July 8, 2013
Word Count: 130,099

I wish I could say the final expected installment of the Mageri Series wrapped up memorably. You know - a glass of wine, a plate of caviar, a cigarette with a Cognac.

Actually, as I wrote the very last paragraph, the phone wouldn't stop ringing. I threw my hands up in the air. "Really? Now??"

And that is the unpredictability of life.

This was actually a tough one because of all the loose ends I needed to tie up. Will every single question be answered? No. LOL Go back to that unpredictability part directly above. To explain everything would leave little to the imagination. I also may want to revisit the series, perhaps a spinoff, perhaps...who knows? I do have plans for a post-novella (or Mageri World novel depending on how big it gets).

I've loved these characters and enjoyed watching them grow. I wished I could have written an entire book about each one. I'm humbled that so many readers have connected and bonded (and claimed) these guys. I'm not weepy just yet. I had my moments. I think it will hit me when I finally publish and push this little boat in the water and watch it set sail.

Nothing is ever really the end.

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end, right?

Don't cry, Little Bird.

There are always new beginnings, stories, characters, fits of laughter, snorts, swoonworthy signs, and calls to your friends at 3am saying, "I can't go to work tomorrow. Oh. My. God. I can't believe what I just read."

...and Kindle hurtling.

What now?

Well, lucky for you guys I don't have
<-- that problem.

I'm working on the SEVEN SERIES to get it out as soon as possible. My plans in 2014 are to work on the SEVEN SERIES along with an Urban Fantasy series that will have the same vibe as Mageri.

In the meantime, I may be done with draft one, but there are revisions to be had. This process along with the self-edits are tedious, but necessary. I'm on a deadline as the plan is to have this to the betas by October and the editor by November. I also have to work on that cover and yadda yadda, I know you've heard all this before.

So do a wee bit of a jig. One major hurdle can be checked off the list.


  1. I am so excited for this last installment. I keep rereading the series because I can't bear the fact the 5th one isn't out yet. Do you have a set release date for amazon yet??? I hope you do do a post-book spinoff. I don't think I'll ever get enough of the rich relationship Silver and Logan share. Thanks for writing my favourite book ever. I am so excited fo the 7 series :)

    1. Thanks so much for following along with the series. I don't have a set date as it's too early to forecast that due to the unpredictable nature of edits. There's nothing more disappointing than looking forward to a book release date and it gets pushed back, so I prefer to wait until I get a little closer and can lock something down that is attainable. :-) Oh, and woot for being on the watch for 7 series. I think you'll enjoy it. Swoonworthy? Yeppers.

  2. Just finished Book #4. I must say I was so like this :( when I heard this would be the last. However, I am firm believer of all good things must come to an end. So then I was like this :) when I read what the 7 series was about. I am sure you will not disappoint.
    In addition, I must say I love your use of the animations above and you seem to be a really cool person to have as a friend. So if you haven't done so yet, kick back and relax with some of your good friends and enjoy! Good job on your completion of draft one!

  3. I am so excited to read of your upcoming plans...I loved book # 4 and was quite pleased at my restraint in not letting any spoilers slip on my Goodreads blurb. I have been a book junkie all my life , it helped at times when we were overseas brat..Part of the nice thing about waiting is that there are always books to read and re-read ( Marion Zimmer Bradley...Mercedes Lackey...Anne Rice ) so that when the new one you've been waiting for is's like finding that twenty dollar bill in the coat you haven't worn in 4 years....shazam...