It's a cold and clear day today and the sun is sparkling off the four feet or so of snow that we have in the yard. It's difficult to remember that there are flower beds underneath it all!
I'm in the process of working on the first draft of my second book in The Mayan Chronicles series. Book two, Dance of the Jaguar Woman, picks up where book one left off and will continue the story of Na'om, Satal and the rest of the gang.
It's nice to be working on this book as the characters and their world have already been created, so I feel like I'm visiting old friends when I sit down to write. I have several readers who are anxious for this new book as they are eager to know what happens to Na'om.
It took me a few months to want to get to work on this book. I had high hopes for the launch of Born in the Wayeb, book one, but was pretty devastated when I received a bad review of it in a national book review magazine. Anyone who has read the book and also read the review feels the reviewer did not read the book before making his/her comments, which is too bad if that's the case. Being a book reviewer myself, I know it is critical to read the book before writing the review. One can't assume to know where a book will lead. I have found this time and time again in the more than 330 books I've read for review; I'm constantly surprised at the twists and turns that cam suddenly appear in a piece.
Anyone who writes for a living knows how difficult the process can be, but if the desire is in the blood, then one must write, regardless of the critics or the sales or anything else for that matter. In the end, these Mayan chronicles are being written for me because they are the type of book I want to read. I'm glad a few other people feel the same way.
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