*Crawls out of writing cave and covers eyes to block the blinding sunlight* Holy hell.
About two weeks ago, my very first beta reader—the ONLY woman in the world brave enough to read my first drafts—sent back some changes for Ricochet. A few of them were total rewrites for me. But instead wallowing in misery and drowning myself in alcohol, I tightened the cuffs chaining me to the computer and prepared to buckle down for what would ultimately be one hell of a rough ride. Call me a masochist, but I love brutally honest feedback. Love a challenge. Whatever it takes to make this sucker shine. I had one week to get this bastard cleaned up, and that was in the thick of the day job and a few family-related events.
My muse likes to toy with me when there’s a deadline looming overhead. He likes to hold back and taunt me, feeding me bits and pieces of the story at a time. Unfortunately for him, I didn't have the time to f**k around.
Within a week, I finished the edits and sent the manuscript to both my editor and a few betas.
I’m floored at the speed my betas have gotten back to me. This book is longer than I’d originally planned – I know, stupid for me to ‘plan’ a short book, right? So I kind of expected a couple of weeks before I’d hear back from them.
Definitely not THE VERY NEXT DAY.
One of my betas read the book in two sittings!!
Another beta has already posted a very early review based on her read-through and created some fantastic little teasers to go along with it! Check out her spoiler-free review here, and be sure to add Ricochet to your TBR list:
“This book is what would result if The Punisher and V for Vendetta ever had a baby.” READ MORE
So what’s next?
Well I have a few minor tweaks to make and it’ll be with the editor for the next few weeks.
Once she’s finished, it’ll go on to formatting and be available on NetGalley. I have a list of bloggers who’ll be approved for the ARC.
I cannot wait to share Nick’s story with all of you! So exciting! Stay tuned for more updates!