And it's here! Finally! 18 months after publishing the first in my Daughter of Kali series, I have just released the last book in the trilogy.
Infernal Destiny is now available on Amazon, almost four years to the day since I left Aljazeera to try my hand at writing young adult urban fantasy. And I don't regret that decision for a second. Writing fiction is the best fun you can have that a) isn't bad for your waistline and b) doesn't involve having to shower afterwards.
What's that, you ask? Have I made any money out of it?
Sweetie, if I'd made any money I would be writing my next book on a yacht moored up in the Med somewhere.
But it's not all about the money., is it? It's about the endorphins. And also, self-discovery.
For example, I have learned that I have quite a gruesome turn of mind sometimes. There's a lot of blood in the last instalment of my trilogy. A lot.
I'm also rubbish at self-promotion. I do the obligatory ads on Facebook and shout-outs on Twitter and Instagram, but to be honest, marketing is not my thing. So I am quite content to tell you guys about my book and... er... that's it really.
Choosing my book covers is one thing I have definitely improved at. Like the goddess Kali, my first book Awakening has had several incarnations.
Interestingly, it took me a year to write and publish book 2 after book 1, but only 6 months between books 2 and 3. I'd be really interested to hear from other authors whether speeding up is common. Are we just getting the hang of it? Or are we getting less picky? Maybe writing books is like having children. You're really, really paranoid about the first one - but after that, you relax.
Or so I hear. How would I know? I have more books than kids.
Daughter of Kali: Infernal Destiny is available on Amazon. Click here and check it out.