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My Personal Mount Everest

Hi all! Long time no blog.


My blog game has been slipping, but I'm making it a goal this year to start posting regularly again!


Today is kind of a big day. For those of you who don't know, it's RELEASE DAY for ESI Book 3, LEGACY EXPOSED.


I woke up this morning with butterflies in my stomach! I can't believe Owen's story is officially out in the wild.


I've been calling this book my personal Mount Everest, and it honestly feels that way.


Let me give you a little background.


I started Owen's story more than 5 years ago. I had the whole thing plotted, planned, and half of it already written.


When I decided to pursue publishing ESI Book 1 (DUAL INNOCENCE), I told myself I would focus on that and take it one book at a time.


As you can imagine, I'm a completely different writer now than I was 5 years ago.


When it came time to look at Owen's story again, I realized just how difficult I'd made it for myself. There were plot holes galore! One-dimensional characters. Plot points that, honestly, didn't even make sense.


By the time I finished the first draft, I felt completely overwhelmed. I even considered throwing the whole project in the proverbial trash and starting over.


But I had a deadline to consider, so I decided to salvage what I could.


Thank goodness I did!


After a lot of 12-hour days, a river of tears over my keyboard, and countless consolation chocolates, I finally finished it.


And I'm SOOOO proud of the way it turned out.


I think you're going to fall in love with Abby and Owen, just like I did.


Now, it's time to move on to Emmett's story.


Is it possible to scale a mountain larger than Mount Everest??


Here we go!