I couldn't be more excited about this. Don't let the drab little period at the end of that last sentence fool you. I'm walking that thin line of using up the world's supply of exclamation points.
As of this morning, I am 103% DONE with the first draft of "Sawyer Jackson and the Long Land!" This is a young adult (YA) contemporary fantasy story that I started on May 14 — less than one month ago! All part of my new drive to put out more books per year. Eventually I'd love to get to a book per month, though editing and rewriting can sometimes take up just as much time as the first draft. The quest continues.
I'm incredibly proud of this story, and I'm excited to get it polished and ready for you folks to read and enjoy.
Sawyer Jackson is a new series in what I'm currently calling my "Long Land books." After finishing Citadel, and making the decision to keep that universe open for possible stories in the future, I wanted to take everything I learned from the process of creating that series and start something new and fresh, with deep roots. Sawyer Jackson is the first step into that new universe, and I think it's going to be phenomenal.
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