It’s been some time since I got this excited about a blog post. As many of you know, Where The Woods Grow Wild is nearing completion. I don’t have a release date set yet, but I’ll be pretty surprised if it’s not
a bestseller available within the next few months.
A lot of you awesome people here on the blog, as well as Twitter and Facebook, have been expressing excitement about the book. I can’t thank you guys enough! Your support is what keeps my fingers on the keyboard some days.
To tide us all over until the actual release, I’ve decided to do a gradual curtain lift on some of the content in Where The Woods Grow Wild. I hope these reveals generate even more buzz prior to publication (for me as well as you!), and the dates I set will give me that delicate sense of urgency to get the job done.
So what exactly do I have in store?**
August 31st – Synopsis Reveal and Beta Hunting
Starting things off this Wednesday, I’ll be posting the finished synopsis of Where The Woods Grow Wild and asking for beta readers (let the nervous pacing begin). If you think you might be interested in beta-reading but want more info, keep that tab open on Wednesday.
September 7th – Meet the Characters
A week later I’ll introduce you to a handful of the cast members from Where The Woods Grow Wild. You’ll meet the protagonists as well as some of the secondary and side characters.
For each character, you’ll get a glimpse of who they are, what their role in the story is (all spoiler-free, of course!), and some representative dialog lines (those of you who follow my #1linewed and #2bitTues shares on Twitter will probably recognize those lines).
September 9th – Story World Overview
Just two days after you meet the characters you’ll get a glimpse of the story world as well. Expect to see a completed map (perhaps more than one?), my favorite visual inspiration pieces, and an introduction to some important locations. Time to get my tour guide mojo on!
September 14th – Read Chapter One
That’s right, I’m doing it. On the final Wednesday of this series, you get the chance to read the first chapter of Where The Woods Grow Wild. Not gonna lie, it’s one of my favorite chapters, and I’m
totally terrified thrilled to share it with you.
By the end of the series I hope to have accomplished two things. First, I want to be that much closer to publication. These shares and reveals will keep me on my toes, and that’s when I’m most productive. Second, I really hope to get you guys pumped about Where The Woods Grow Wild’s release. Gotta be honest, right?
You’ll get tired of me saying this, but I truly am grateful for all the support you’ve shown so far. We’re getting closer to the end goal every day!
In the meantime, mark your calendars and stay awesome! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
**Note: regular blog posts will not be interrupted by this series. If you’re just not interested in Where The Woods Grow Wild, no worries! There will still be other content popping up. Stick around!