It has been a while since I have posted and I figured I owed you all an update:
Well, I am now 82,000 words into Bonds That Break. I had estimated that it would be 90,000 words when finished, but I am now thinking it will take me longer than that to give the kind of satisfying conclusion to the series that you all want and deserve. I am guessing it will probably closer to 100k words. Which means it is not big enough that I would cut it in half. The good news is that you will be getting a big and action-packed book. If you think Madison had it hard in Unbound, you haven’t seen anything yet. There are plenty of plot twists, betrayals, danger, romance, sadness, anger, and monster butt-kicking to satisfy you all.
But now I am at the hardest part.
Don’t worry, I know how this book and the series ends. I’ve known that since the beginning. But I’ve known it in the general sense – big picture. Now I am to the point where I need to outline the remaining chapters and it is harder to do than I thought. I can’t leave things as a mystery any longer, and I have to find creative ways for Madison to discover things that have taken place in the past and/or when Madison was not around.
I want this ending to be satisfying for my readers and to tie up most (but not all) of the loose ends in a way that gives you all closure. So this next part will be my most difficult as I work though the final portion of my outline.
Wish me luck!