Well, my friends. The deed is done.
This morning I hit publish on the final chapter and epilogue of The Star and the Ocean, officially marking the end of Book One. To say I’m emotional about it being over is a bit of an understatement, but you can’t blame me for being invested.
TSATO is a project nearly 20 years in the making. I finally started pouring the words onto the page in early 2016. Countless rounds of edits and revisions have transpired since then and here we are, not even a full year later, and it’s over.
In so many ways, I’m ecstatic. I wrote a novel (two, if you count The Witch’s Patron) in less than a year and I finally started working on a passion project I’ve been holding onto for two thirds of my life. As sad as I am to have it finished, this stage opens the door for next steps and new projects.
So, what’s next? Well, for starters…
- I’m almost finished doing my own edits on The Witch’s Patron. Once I’m done I’ll be handing it over to my editor and beta readers for their notes (I’m also desperately seeking a WOC sensitivity reader, so if you’re interested please let me know!) I expect this book should be ready to begin posting in a month or two.
- I’d like to start a TSATO art book on Wattpad. Sure, I have the (woefully outdated) gallery here on this site but I like the idea of having a clean, streamlined collection where I can discuss each piece.
- Book Two! I’m still in the outlining stages but I’m eager to get started on the sequel.
I connected with a lot of truly amazing people through the process of working on TSATO. Even if nothing else comes from sharing this story with the world, I’m grateful for that. Thank you so much to everyone who followed along on this adventure. Your love and support has meant the world to me!