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book IV in the Waldorf Manor series
Just in case you missed my announcement a few days ago, book IV in the Waldorf Manor series will not be the final book. I will be writing a fifth book to finish the series. Oh bloody hell, that is, unless I feel the need to write a sixth. For now let's just stick to the plan of saying book V is the end of the series :) I will keep you posted.
so when is it coming out?!
Patience, darling. There is a process. Blushing Books is not just for show, they're a professional publisher of eBooks my love so let's not get ourselves worked up shall we. After finishing one usually sends their MS (manuscript) to a beta reader - this is a new step for me as I never used to. Then edits are made. Then we submit via online form and fill in a load of stuff no author wants to fill in when they're jumping up and down excited that they've finished. Then they wait for the 'acceptance' or 'rejection' email. Then a contract. Then an editor gets assigned and they work through it. Edits are made and the writer gets a final lookthrough and final edits. Cover art is done somewhere in there. Then the book is assigned for publication. Then you download and read my book.
I finished it on Friday 11 April at 2:48 pm and what a happy girl I was. It meant I could have a weekend and since my husband and I were to build and plant three raised gardens with veg and herbs it meant I could watch and he could do the work whilst I stood around and looked cute. He prefers I do that anyway. He told me. For real. So about the book. The title does not reflect the entire meaning of the book but it fits with the opening and closing point of the story. And I'd like to remind readers in advance that you should not come into any of my books with your own expectations. I create the world and you step into it. A few reviews on 'The Courting' commented that , 'I had expected this' and 'I had expected _____''. Well, the thing is, please don't. I don't want you to try and imagine what will happen. I don't want my stories to be predictable. Just come in and relax. Leave aside your hopes for the story and let me tell it. You come out much more relaxed when you're finished if you let me do my job :) Besides, this series is not a five-step process; 'The Solicitation', 'The Shortlist', 'The Courting', what do you think will happen next? A wedding? Or is it a funeral? Perhaps none of the above. Maybe both. Just remember that this series will come to an end at some point and all the lives of these characters need to somehow get there. That means they need to move in a direction where I would be happy to leave their stories finish or end well by the last book. So with that in mind one can expect the unexpected because we don't know what the next chapter in life is, do we?
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