The Haunting was officially accepted by my publisher, Nighchaser Ink Publishing. I eagerly look forward to my contract, which should arrive in the mail within the next month or so hopefully (due to the fact that my publisher is out of Perth, Australia). What I am most excited about currently, however, is the cover design for the book, which will likely be created in the coming weeks as well. I will post it on here as soon as I get the green light from the publisher’s CEO to do so. The cover designer for Nightchaser Ink is beyond amazing, and I am continually astounded by the covers she is able to churn out in a short period of time. She is thorough, yet very detailed, and the color schemes are always amazing and vibrant. I cannot wait to see what she does for The Haunting!
In the meantime, I’m passing my days by working on a borderline general fiction/fantasy full length novel. It’s about an adolescent girl, the deterioration of a lifelong friendship, a blossoming new friendship, a kidnapping, and love found in the most unlikely of situations. My favorite aspect of the book is the protagonist’s name, which I will not reveal just yet. I plan on revealing the title of the book, which involves the girl’s name, once the book is completed and I’ve either gotten it approved by my publisher, or created the ISBN if I should decide to self-publish it on my own. The only reason I would choose to self-publish this book would be for the purpose of getting it released quickly, just so I have multiple books ‘out there’. I haven’t decided which pen name I will use yet. There are quite a few young adult elements to the novel, but then again, quite a few adult themed elements as well. This is something I need to spend a little more time pondering. As of right now, I’m 2/3 of the way done with my first draft. Then it’ll be an editing rewrite, another read-through with edits, and finally, a completed manuscript. This is one of my favorite books that I’ve written thus far, and I truly hope that it ends up grabbing a lot of readers from various walks of life. It’s easy to relate to, and yet also somewhat distant from reality in certain actualities. There’s even one scene in particular which may incite me to deny my mother the pleasure of reading this one, but again, I won’t reveal why just yet.
Stay tuned for more updates! I will post them here as soon as I am able to.