Getting Ready for Revolutions
With Polarities (Book 2 of the Pendomus Chronicles) launching this past Tuesday, it's hard to believe the next book is already right around the corner. When I first started writing Polarities, it was shortly after Pendomus first launched in 2013. But over the years immediately following, writing was a struggle. I got pregnant, moved houses...you get the jist. It just wasn't doable. Then, last year (2016), I finally sat down and put my nose to the grindstone in order to complete the second book. There was so much crammed in my head that even pregnancy brain hadn't managed to completely jumble up. Then, as I started writing it, the words came quicker and easier...and I couldn't stop.
Enter 2016 NaNoWriMo.
November flew by and I knew by the end of the month, I would complete the first draft by the end of the year. (Obviously, I did!) As 2017 kicked off, books went out to beta and alpha readers. Plans started hatching. And now I have 3 books nearly under my published belt. Whaaaa?
It kinda blows my mind.
Resolutions in Revolutions
Revolutions (Book 3 of the Pendomus Chronicles) is by far my favorite of the series. What can I say, I like resolution. (Just ask my husband. LOL!)
There have always been a lot of loose ends and unanswered questions I knew I'd need to answer as the series went on. Most have been resolved, while a few I've left to the imagination of the reader. (It's more fun that way.) It's kinda hard to talk about them all without giving something away, so I'll try really hard to be elusive, but informative. Heehee
I hope by now you've had the chance to at least look over Polarities and get a glimpse into the new, wider perspective of Pendomus. In Polarities, Runa was separated from those who were most important to her. She didn't have much to go on and she was left sorta floundering when it came to learning about her role as the Daughter of Five. Traeton had his own set of issues--which of course, were not fully resolved just yet. But they will be. As an interesting side note, I got the idea for Traeton's headaches after meeting my husband. He suffers from migraines, so in a round about manner, it was my way of pulling him into the story (and of course, melding him with Trae).
My BFF and beta-reader-extraordinaire encouraged me in the beginning to have a spreadsheet to keep track of all the craziness going on in my head--and in the beginning, I tried. But as it turns out, my brain is much too visual or something for the organizations in a spreadsheet. Though it has worked great for keeping track of all of my marketing efforts! LOL! Instead, I had a conglomeration of voice memos, Evernotes, and scribblings to keep me on track and I think it's worked out well. Time will tell, I guess, as more eyes look over the work. It's interesting being on this end of the reading experience. I've been an avid reader for so many years, and before you write, you sorta just thing everything magically happens. That authors and writers are omniscient and should be infallible. But I'm here to tell ya, when you've got a houseful of kids and you're trying to write a time travel/dystopian/scifi/fantasy series... anything can happen!
I hope if you've read Pendomus, you've already considered giving Polarities and Revolutions a try. You won't be disappointed! 😀