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(Cinderella Necromancer #2)
by F.M. Boughan
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Purity cannot abide the darkness.
It’s been two years since Ellison defeated her stepsisters and sent her evil stepmother back into the Abyss.
Though she’s learning to control her dark magic and has spent time traveling with Prince William and bringing peace to the kingdom, one fact remains. She is a necromancer and he is a paladin of light. And so, the king refuses to give his blessing for them to marry.
To appease his father, William has begun to avoid her. But when even her younger brother Edward grows distant, Ellison learns her mother’s spirit has been visiting Edward in secret, threatening to overwhelm him with her own loneliness and longing. When Ellison accidentally touches her mother’s spirit, her tainted touch condemns her mother’s spirit to eternal damnation.
Ellison resolves to descend into hell to save her mother’s soul and bring her physical body back to the world of the living. William hopes this good deed will bring Ellison into favor and finally allow them to be wed.
But the journey through hell is fraught with peril. Temptations abound and the demons Ellison sent back to the Abyss are thirsty for revenge.
Evil cannot be defeated without sacrifice—but when that sacrifice means choosing between the ones Ellison loves and her very own life, how far is she willing to go to make her family whole again?
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If I Knew Then What I Know Now About Writing
You’ve already heard me ramble about this topic prior to the publication of my debut last September… so I don’t have anything new to add in that vein. Go back & read that post! Maybe the host of this blog will even be kind enough to link it here! ;)
So what I’ll talk to you about today instead is “if I knew then what I know now about writing… after publication.” Let’s discuss it in three bullet points!
Well, I stand by my statement. It does not get easier.
Here’s the thing a lot of pre-published writers don’t quite understand, and I speak from experience: Having a book published does not suddenly make you a Magical Dream Author who can wake up at the crack of dawn, sip your English Breakfast tea and munch a cranberry scone whilst Thinking Deep Thoughts, and then glide over to your laptop (or notebook) and effortlessly allow the words to slip from your mind and fingers onto the blank page.
I mean, maybe that’s what happens for some authors. I don’t know for sure. (If that’s you, teach me your secrets, please?!?!)
But honestly, the plain and basic fact is that if you’re a mess of a writer before publication… you’re still going to be a mess of a writer after publication. Maybe even worse, because now, you have the added pressure of another deadline and Actual Readers who are counting on you. Who you don’t want to disappoint. Again… speaking from experience here. o_O
You might have spent years writing book one, but now you have eight months to write book two (this varies, I’m just using this number to make a point). That means that if you spent occasional leisure time writing your novel, working on it here and there when you felt like it… you aren’t suddenly going to have all the time in the world to write the second book. You’re still the same person. You’ll still have to write your next book in those moments, but instead of being relaxed about it, you’ll need to be deliberate. Carve out the time instead of waiting for it to come to you or to “feel like writing.”
You can still be a mess if you want (listen, I’m not giving up my sweatpants and my kitchen will literally never be clean and my characters will never have emotions until the second draft and that’s the way I like it), but you have to be an intentional mess.
Sure, it’s hard. Writing after publication is, in my experience, actually much harder than writing before publication. But if the trade-off is Published Book versus No Published Book… I’ll take being a struggling mess any day.
Though I would like a cranberry scone if you have an extra, please?
About the Author:
F.M. Boughan is a bibliophile, a writer, and an unabashed parrot enthusiast. She can often be found writing in local coffee shops, namely because it’s hard to concentrate with a cat lying on the keyboard and a small, colorful parrot screaming into her ear. Her work is somewhat dark, somewhat violent, somewhat hopeful, and always contains a hint of magic.
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