Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/Systems-Go-System-Book-5-ebook/dp/B018GGGW5G
Until December 1, the final book in The System Series is only $0.99. Tell your friends!
I’m a Christmas fanatic. I love the holiday season – the spirit, the weather, the traditions, the food. I usually start shopping in early summer, and by September, I’m usually done.
Not this year.
For some reason, the holidays have snuck up on me. So I’ve powered through the last week and completed about half of my shopping. I have a spreadsheet that I use where I enter purchases for each person, and it automatically calculates what I’ve spent and how much I have left in the budget. I even color-code each purchase as to status (Is it wrapped yet? Ordered, but not received? Not yet bought?).
None of that has anything to do with this post – just thought I’d share. 🙂
I like to do a few posts about unique gifts I’ve found. This is the first one – gifts for book lovers.
I have one of these, and I love it. I buy the gold foil seals from Avery, emboss them, and put them in all my books.
They have a lot of cool scents, like “Old Books,” and “Sunnyvale Library.” There’s even a “Jon Snow” scent.
I just want to say thank you. Your bravery and sacrifice keep us free and safe.
My husband is a Navy vet, so a special thank you to him. He is the bravest, most honorable man I know. I’m blessed to be his wife.
You guys have been so patient with me! I really wanted to get Systems Go out this week, but it hasn’t happened. I just haven’t been 100% satisfied.
But it’s close. So if you’re waiting, and you want to shake me…email me. I’ll send you a .MOBI (Kindle) copy of the book FREE as soon as it’s ready, which should be in the next few days.
Thanks everyone for your patience and enthusiasm! I’m going as fast as I can, I promise!
When I write, I definitely have my readers in mind. Yes, I have a story to tell, and yes, I want the finished book to be a book I’d like to read myself, but if readers aren’t satisfied, I haven’t done my job.
So I’ve got Systems Go, the final book in the System Series, written. I’m happy with it. But something is niggling at me. Something is preventing me from hitting that Publish! button.
And I think it’s the fact that this is it. The final book. It has to exceed expectations, wrap every loose end up, and leave the reader feeling like the time they invested in the series was well spent. Duh. But there’s a lot of pressure associated with that. I don’t want to screw it up.
One of the things I’ve done that I’m unsure about is using multiple point-of-view characters. I use this technique is a few of my other books (The Go-Between, The Princess, Breaking the Surface), so I’m confident I can pull it off, but readers of the System Series aren’t used to it. There’s a certain amount of work involved when you’re reading – you have to pay attention to the POV switch. BUT, I also know from my fans that other POVs would be welcome – Thomas can’t be everywhere, and he can’t know what’s going on with everyone else all the time. Since this series has always been about the characters, I need multiple POVs to give you everyone’s story.
I’m going to spend another week tightening everything up. And then I’ll let the story fly. I’m praying it won’t be too much of a departure, and that you enjoy getting to know more of the characters intimately. That’s all I can do. Happy November, everyone!