I'd hoped to have the book published by now, but a new friend (a fellow writer) said she experienced a little confusion when reading certain passages. This series incorporates more history (condensing a lot of material ) so I wasn't terribly surprised. Still. It's torture wanting to release a book, and then finding out it's not quite ready...
Then I remembered a quote from a letter King Henry the Eight wrote to Anne Boleyn: "One can't do more than the possible." Except for those love letters, I didn't care for the guy, but he did have a good point.
Anyway, I'm back to my laptop, and I promise I'll do my best to make this novel sparkle by the time I'm done!
PS. I'm reading Frankenstein: The 1818 Text by Mary Shelley, and it's nothing like I imagined from those movies.
This newest novel has taken more time, more research, and more stamina than my previous books and I hoped it would it would excite readers. It has.
Early readers not only enjoyed the book, they found it fascinating!
As usual, when I'm doing research, I often come across ideas that need exploration. In this case, I read an article about some smudges on a book of prayers belonging to Anne Boleyn. Only, it turns out, they weren't water stains like everyone assumed. My imagination went wild.
At the same time, I'd noticed a trend when I was out shopping. There was more merchandise marketed toward the occult. Tarot cards. Crystal sun catchers. Bundles of sage. I sensed a current in the fabric of our society. A quiet revolution. Witches, once feared and exiled, were on the rise. What did it mean? Surprisingly, my research led me in a big circle....
I'm working on the cover and expect to be releasing the book in another few weeks. Meanwhile, I feel like Mary, the Queen of Scots is demanding an audience. This quote I found online could've been written for her: "You will never be crowned if you always back down." From my research so far, I know Mary took everything life threw at her and she... DID NOT BACK DOWN.
I'm already looking forward to introducing you to another queen....