Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wings Three

Copy-edits are done and in NYC! Yay! First draft of Wings 4 is done and really crappy, yay!!! And I am blogging again, yay!!!!! (Why am I the only one cheering . . . . ?:D)

Okay, so I have been rather deluged in Twitter, in fanmail, and in comments, about Wings Three. I guess I assume that if you are on my blog, Twitter, or have found my fanmail address, you know about Wings Three. But, well, I have to remember that there are NEW people finding my blog all the time! (Hi new people!!!!) So for anyone who already knows this, you can go read something funny. But if you don't, and have been confused by hashtags like #crypticwings4quotes and think you somehow missed Wings Three altogether, here's the scoop!

Wings Three is done. It has been done since the end of May when I finished line edits on a plane between here and Toronto.:D It is coming out early next summer, probably May again.

No, I can't "make" my publisher put it out earlier. For a good explanation of why, check out Ally Carter's Facts and Fiction post, here. (And why urging us to write faster isn't actually helpful.:D) I know it's really frustrating to see an author completely done with a book you can't read yet, but trust me, there is still a ton of work being done in the process of making it a physical book that you just can't speed up if you want a quality book!

It does have a title! And the title is not Wings Three! It's also not Enchantments despite what Goodreads said, then took back, and now says again.:D The title of the fourth book is also inaccurate. But Wings Three DOES have a title, and it is a great title that I am immensely happy about! And I will tell you this Fall when I do my cover reveal. My apologies for that, Harper likes to keep these things under their hat.

Yes, I did just finish the first draft of Wings 4. (Whoo-hoo!!! Yee-haw!! Boo-yeah!! No, no, I am not excited about this at all . . . .:D) This doesn't actually mean much to anyone except me. All this is is me getting the book done on time for it to come out in the summer of 2012. Yes, I know that is a long time away. But seriously, here is how the next eight months are going to go for me. I will finish Wings 4 in time to get it in by November (and in the interim will do another round or two of Wings 3 copy-edits). After Wings 4 is turned into my editor, she will send me edits for my ghost book (not related to Wings at all) and I will spend 1-2 months doing those. As soon as those are sent in she will send me edits for Wings 4 which means another 1-2 months. Then second edits for ghost book (1 month) followed by second edits of Wings 4 (1 months) which has me finishing both of those books in the spring of 2011, just in time to prepare to release Wings 3 in early summer of 2011. See, I really do have a very crowded schedule.

However, what finishing my draft does mean is that I have actually put the end of the series down on paper . . . er . . . computer screen. Which means that all of the emails I get saying, "Pleeeeeeeaaaaaassssseeeee have David/Tamani win!" are not going to change my mind. Or Laurel's.:D

Also, no, I will not tell you what happens.:D Endings are as much about the journey to get there as the destination. Trust me, you want to take this whole train ride. The scenery is fantastic! *wink*

What I will tell you is that Wings Three begins in September of Laurel's senior year, and that I will tell you the answer to the cliff-hanger (I really didn't think it was that much of a cliff-hanger!!! I'm sorry!!!!!!) in the very first chapter. No keeping you in suspense! I promise!

So yeah, that's Wings 3.:D

Ciao!

18 comments:

Emily White said...

How exciting! I can't wait for the third book to come out! I usually hate reading series when they're still not done, but this was unavoidable in the case of Wings. There was no way I was going to put this one off. :D

Jena said...

YAY that sso exciting! I'm happy for you:)!! I can not wait to hear the TITLE and see the COVER for wings3 ! Weee :)

Mary (The Sweet Bookshelf) said...

Boo-yeah!! I'm super excited! I don't want to know anything! I love surprises and hate spoilers...but I do like those quotes you've been posting on Twitter. VERY awesome!

I agree it is all about the journey! I have my personal favorite leading faerie ;) whom I wish to win and get the girl....but I want to know all the details to get him there. I can't wait!

You are very busy. You need a personal assistant. I'm free. Anytime. I work for free. ;)

butterfly wishes and Wonderland Dreams said...

i just finished wings LOVED it but sad that i'm still #7 on the library wait list for Spells :(

I love reading this series and glad to hear about 2 more books coming out.

Nancy said...

April, it sure is fun to follow your progress as you go from dreamer to writer to big time author. How are your kids enjoying the ride?

Jessie Oliveros said...

Congratulations on getting Wings 4 written! I'm excited to hear you have a non-Wings book coming out, too!

shannantess said...

Yay! I'm excited right on there with you. It's interesting to know how the editing process goes considering I would love to be a teen writer myself. Good for you!

Valerie Ipson said...

You're an inspiraton! Keep at it.

Laura said...

Very great! Except the being kept in suspense part, but what are you gonna do?

Anonymous said...

i hope laurel and david are still togehter and i cant wait for the release for the 3rd book, sounds excitiong :)

Laurel W. (And yes that is my real name.) said...

I am actually shaking!!! I am going insane!!!! I love this suspense! :)

Shan said...

Just finished reading Spells tonight (Wings earlier this week) and I am dying!!! I got on the computer to find out if there would be another. So grateful to read your blog to find out not only will there be a third, but also a fourth!!!! Yay!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I have a sneaking feeling that Tamani might be entering the human world. My heart ached for him. Problem is, I like David as well! BTW, I am not a teen or a young adult. I'm a Mom (LDS) of 3 kids with my oldest being 15 & my youngest 7. Happy for your success and love this world you have created!!!

Caitlin said...

Hello, I'm Caitlin. I just want to say that you are amazing, Aprilynne. The first 2 are on my list of fave books. They are about fairies, but with a twist. I love that. That is what I wrote about this year in a workshop with Belinda Murrell.

Anonymous said...

OhmiGod!!!!! I totally HOPE Tamani wins Laurel's heart!!! He totally DESERVES it!!!!! But until I read one of ur blog posts, I always got Tamani's pronunciation wrong... I always thought it was Ta-mon-ee.... Oh, well!!!! :D

Tahlia said...

Hi Aprilynne. I want to get Wings on ebook, but apparrently I can only do that if I'm in the US. Is there anyway you can get an epub version to me in Australia?

Tahlia said...

A follow up from my last comment, could you email me on
tahlia@activ8.net.au
to let me know what's possible.

Thanks

Quinn said...

I just found your blog. It's interesting to hear your working on a ghost book. I loved Wings and Spells and am eagerly awaiting the next one. I loved how you tackled fairies and put your own spin on them, but I'm really excited to see what you'll do with ghosts. I just finished a ghost book myself and am getting ready to submit to agents.

Anonymous said...

OMG, OMG, that is soooo great, i cant wait, well i have to just as long as everyone else, but oh well :D, you are so right, if u just told us the end it would spoil it, i still like Tamani more but hat is only my view!!

could u post some tips on here, i kinda wanna be a author when im older so tips would be cool, thx, kepp writing!!!