There is always a bit of anxiety mixed in with the excitement of finishing a book. As I, finally, completed the second book, I had to be certain important pay-offs in the third book were properly set up. I suppose I could work on the book ad infinitum, adding more and more to plot and characterization to the point the book becomes bloated—a downfall all writers seek to avoid. There comes a point where the manuscript just feels right, and I am happy to say I’ve reached that point.
I am undergoing the final read-through of the manuscript at the moment, tightening prose as I go along, before I hand it off to my editor. I look forward to having you all read it soon!