Today I was pondering the fact that I'm nearly at the end of posting my first novel on this site.  That is a massive achievement for me, since I've never published anything before, though I have written a lot.  So feeling quite surprised at myself, and pleased at the same time.  

So this brings me to the question now playing through my mind:  What next?

As I have mentioned, Extraordinary is a two-part book.  The second part will be coming soon, though I still have to take it through a hard edit from the initial manuscript I prepared, before I can look at putting it up here.  

In the meantime, as I've been editing Extraordinary, I have also been editing Alex's parallel story, to keep things gelling between the two characters and their portrayals of their points of view of the same story.  

The Secrets We Keep a.k.a. "Alex's Story" is coming along well, and I'm wondering whether I should post it up here too.  Admittedly, I had designed it to be read after the complete Extraordinary story had been completed.  There are two fairly big plot twists that play out in The Secrets We Keep which are only revealed to Cassie late in the Extraordinary story.   I don't want to spoil anything for anyone.  However, on its own, it is a good read (in my own humble opinion).

The other option is for you, my readers, to wait a bit for me to get the first few chapters of Extraordinary Part 2 up-to-date and ready-to-post.

What should I do?

Leave your comments on this blog post, letting me know what you'd like.  

In the meantime, I am also looking for a graphic designer/artist to help me prepare my cover imagery for Extraordinary Part 1.  If you have any suggestions or recommendations, please let me know. 

I am also not 100% sure what my cover should have on it.  Should I keep it basic, just some images that relate to the story? i.e.  Stars and staffs and dogs?  Or should I pick a scene and have that used instead? i.e.  like the image on the Table of Contents page and the header of each page of the story, (which is based on Cassie and Alex's date - if you hadn't picked up on that).

Ahh, decisions, decisions, decisions!   Your input would be appreciated.  What would make YOU want to pick up and read this book?


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