December 2015 I achieved my ultimate dream. I self published my debut novel, Secrets (Available for purchase here: http://tinyurl.com/zqse582). The book was three years in the making, and every word has my heart, soul, blood, sweat and tears in it. Holding this in my hands is truly an amazing feeling. Writing is truly a personal thing, and putting out a piece of your soul is one of the most terrifying things I've done. and the most exhilarating. Knowing people are reading, and loving, my work...There's not words to describe it.
When I first started my journey to become a serious writer, I had a horrible habit of not finishing anything. I would work so hard, get to about chapter ten or fifteen, and it would all fizzle out. So many pieces started, left to wither. Until a few fellow authors challenged me to join in on NaNoWriMo(National Novel Writing Month) with them. The goal of NaNo, is to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. I didn't think I could do it, but I tried anyway. And before I knew it, I had 25,000 words. Then 50,000. Then 86,000. I couldn't get enough of this story, I still can't. The characters, the mythology, all of it, has a hold on me. And I don't want it to let go.
Secrets broke the proverbial dam, and I can now say that I have finished my second, full length novel. A medieval fantasy geared toward young adult readers. It is currently with my editor, and then will go to betas! I'm beyond excited for this new story, which will be a duology ( a two book series). Be sure to check back for updates on that!
Currently, I'm working on a companion novella to The Rune Trilogy, as well as the sequel to Secrets. I will be posting character interviews, inspiring images, and when we get there, the cover!
So keep checking back and I promise I'll keep you updated on a more regular basis!
Author E.H. Demeter