It's tricky to deal with a subject matter like the afterlife. There are so many questions you need to account for while writing, like how his body works now that he's dead, or what happens to the other souls. It's not quite world building but it can be overwhelming throughout the edits. Maybe that's why it took me about 4 months to take that initial draft, polish it, re-write it, and polish it again. From first to final draft I cut over 12k words.
The funny thing is, I still look back at the text and ask myself is this the best I could possibly do? I could've probably kept editing the book for another year or two, making changes here and there, or major re-writes in important scenes.
It's nerve-wracking to put something you've worked so hard on, for so long, out on the market. Even now, a month away from the release I am stressing about the reception. I'm happy that at the very least I have an amazing cover and want to give a special thank you to Julie Hopkins for working with me (I know I can be difficult at times).
I just want to say to all those who have supported me so far, thank you. From the bottom of my heart thank you so much. Your kind words have truly meant the world to me.
Lost in the Clouds comes out August 2nd and is available for digital pre-order in the links below.
BARNES & NOBLE
Thank you again.