1st February 2020
Hey Evs and Nevs,
Oh boy, I’ve been gone a while, and I know that’s unforgivable, but… I have a good excuse. I’ve been so hard at work on Book 6: ONE TRUE KING and it’s almost, almost done. I just sent the book into copyediting yesterday and now will go through the proofs stage, where I get the book with all the art and design and very, very carefully go through each and every word and pixel to make sure it’s perfect. That will take about a month of work, and then on March 6th, it’ll go to the printers… and I won’t see it again until you see it on June 2nd!
Here’s a pic of me working on the last chapter, with Douggie the Dog guarding me…
Meanwhile, if you’ve been on my instagram (@somanc), you’d be seeing that every month, we’re spotlighting a different book in the series each month. In January, we spotlighted Book 1, with 4 different secrets about my writing of it, along with a special EverNever TV episode, dedicated to the Secrets behind Book 1. In February, we’ll focus on Book 2… so stay tuned to my Instagram if you’re allowed to have it or Ever Never TV on Youtube for all the secrets about A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES.
I’m sure you’re asking what I’ll do now that I’m almost done with 10 years, 6 books, and countless words, and I have a few cool projects lined up that I’ll be unveiling in the near future. But in the short term, I’ll be in LA next week for work on the movie, which I’ll talk about shortly. I’ll also do a quick trip to Austin, Texas in February for fun. And then in March, I’ll be the keynote author at the North Texas Teen Book Festival in Dallas, followed by the OMG Book Fest in Chicago in April. Then BookCon in NYC in May… and then the grand Book 6 tour begins in NYC on June 2nd. So there’s a lot coming up!
As for the Book 6 leadup, there’ll be a cool trailer and poster and all of that, as well as the announcement of signed editions and a special preorder giveaway (even if you’ve preordered already), but stay tuned for all of that starting in early March. The train is about to leave the station and then it’ll be a Book 6 juggernaut until the big release day.
On the movie front, the script is in great shape and we have an approved budget, so we’re just trying to lock down a time to start shooting with the studio. Each month, we get a step closer…… Hopefully cameras will be rolling soon.
As to how I’m feeling about everything… I’m so happy and fulfilled about Book 6. I don’t want to talk about it much, because it has so many secrets and surprises, but it’s just a book that means a lot to me and one that I think you’ll be able to really go deep into. I’m also tired, of course, so tired that I think I don’t actually know how tired I am… but I have my ways of recharging myself, so I don’t think that’ll last long.
Just know that I”m thinking of all of you and I promise Book 6 is worth the wait. This is an End of Ends you’ll remember.