For fear of confirming I’m a total jinx, I’m not going to talk about Blood and Water in this post. I’ve already received two (big) rejections almost immediately after mentioning something about the fact that those agents still had my full manuscript, and while I’ve been known to knock on wood from time to time, I’ve never felt so seriously superstitious as I do about this dang book right now.
Instead, I’ll tell you a bit about how the sequel is going. If you can call roughly 45,000 words that more or less relate to each other a sequel. I’ve gotten pretty lost on some tangents and side stories, and found myself a time or two writing my own fan fiction–and about Jannik, of all people (pretty much everyone who’s read B&W *hates* Jannik)!
I’m desperately searching for those loose little lines to tie all these ideas together. Who knows what–if anything–will make the final cut, but at least I’m writing (or that’s what I tell myself as I draft another side-novella about Tarben and Sanne, anyway)!