Reading Book 2 through for the first time in a few months: “Hey… this isn’t half bad…!”
So, if you hadn’t read at some point in this blog, Book 1 of A Portia Adams Adventure went through several versions before making it into your local bookstore. Fourteen versions to be exact. And since I wrote books 1,2 and 3 in quick succession, this means that version 1 of book 2 is a little out-of-step with the 14th version of book 1. In plain English, I need to update everything in book 2 AND find a more compelling story arc to wrap around these next three casebooks. Oh, and having learned so much in the versioning and re-versioning of Jewel of the Thames, I need to look for some of my tells (like my habit of ‘saying’ something instead of ‘describing’ something) and fix them. That’s where I am in the writing process. I feel like I just climbed a huge mountain (publishing book 1), skipped down the other side (book launch, love from friends,family and fans) and at the bottom, looked up to see another huge mountain in front of me. So who’s with me for another climb?