I'm still proofreading and improving Incendiary. I've been listening to BREATH OF LIFE by FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE. This is what's playing in Evie's head in Incendiary....
I'm going over each word carefully as I proofread right now, which I always sort of did, but not with the intensity that I am now. When I first started writing this series, I thought that I was the authority of the world I created--that I could do and say anything and get away with it. I have since learned that's not the case. I have to make readers believe everything I write or it just won't work. Everything--and that is a huge challenge. As I read, I'm saying to myself, "Would he say that? Would he say it that way?" If the answer is no, I change it.
In Incendiary, I'm tying up most of the loose ends. The question that I am getting lately is: Is this the end? Will the Premonition Series end at four books? The answer to that question is: It can. Will it? Well, that's another question entirely. There is so much story left to tell and I don't know if I can stop at four. This feels like the middle to me. There is an argument for "leave them wanting more." But, the characters are still talking in my head, showing me where to go next with the story--they really don't shut up, so...yeah...I don't know...but there will be some major resolutions at the end of four, resolutions for which I know you have been waiting. I don't have a teaser chapter for the end of this book. I have one in my head, but I haven't written it...yet.
AMY A. BARTOL
I'm not a Pepper or the car I drive.
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