This weekend is going to be great! I can hardly wait for Friday because several things will happen that day at Nammynools Publications.
First of all, the Bellingwood short story will be released. I feel like I’m late with this, but what kind of craziness is that? I’m the writer and publisher – I set my own deadlines and I’m not going to fire myself!
The short story will be released on Kindle this Friday, January 17. For those of you who buy the paperbacks, you will have to wait until Book 5 has been finished. It will be part of that publication.
This is a wonderful story and though it takes place after Book 5 (nope, no title yet, sorry – it’s the most difficult part of the process for me), there aren’t any spoilers to mess with your enjoyment of the book when it finally comes out. There are a few new characters and some hints of things to come in the next year for Polly, so it’s a must-read!
Tell your friends! This is a wonderful way to get started getting to know (and fall in love with) the wonderful characters in Bellingwood.
I love reading books more than once, but I can never repeat the experience of reading a book for the first time. The same thing has happened for me with writing these books. Every time I write about Polly and her friends, I remember bringing them to life in this first book. It was an extraordinary experience for me.
This next year in Bellingwood is going to rock. There are a lot of new stories to tell. It’s a little unsettling, though, to realize that the characters are developing much more rapidly than I originally intended. For all that I said things were or were not going to happen, I think that these characters have more control over my writing than I want to admit. Have I lost my mind? Let’s not think about that possibility.