White sequel is coming

For those of you who have been thinking “awesome, what’s going to happen next”, I have a surprise for you…

Within the past weeks I have been spending the majority of my time working on the sequel of White. The second book in The Wings Trilogy will be titled Black.

Right now I am 360 pages in and I am planning to finish the first version within the next three weeks. I am working hard to get everything set up for the release. My trusted alpha readers have held parts of Black in their hands, and their feedback is making me go even faster…

The expected release for Black (The Wings Trilogy #2)  will be this fall, but I am planning to share the cover with you much sooner….

Stay tuned,

Angelina 

White is released 

Dear friends,

I have been so busy helping White to take off, that I didn’t even write an all proud blog post here in my journal.

Okay, I am officially proud that I made IT this far. Thank you to all my supporters in those past few weeks of insecurity and stress. You all helped to make it happen! ❤️

Now I am watching the market and can’t wait to see how White develops… I already have a few news about the book’s performance in store and will share in a separate post.

This is the link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B071QYGJH1/ 

Spread the good news!

❤️ AJS

160 tiny things

Thos past week I got back the proofread copy of White.

It was a real surprise that there were only 160 tiny things left to take care of. 160 may sound like a lot, but it actually is one error every three pages. Most of them punctuation. . . I know—embarrassing.

Anyway. Those tiny things are taken care of now, and I am happy to be getting proof copies next week.

To let you in on a secret: the publishing date is set, and it os this month. 😊

Never ever give up . . .

When I started writing The Wings Trilogy in 2010 (yes, it is that long ago 😳), I was intending to write high fantasy. The first sixteen pages of my high fantasy story are somewhere in the archives of my computer, biding their time to be unearthed and finalized…but not until The Wings Trilogy is done and ready. It really took me by surprise when the isea for White came to my mind, and it took a lot of effort to let it happen. OriginallyI was  planning to somehow fit the last key-scene (those of you who read Whit know what I am talking about, and those of you who haven’t – well, that’s another reason to read the book) into the high fantasy environment. Honestly, it wouldn’t have worked half as well im the other story and I would have had to reshape the purpose of the whole book. So I gave up on high fantasy – temporarily – and ended up writing YA fantasy romance instead. 😍  

I don’t see it as giving up, though. I simply let go of one idea to embrace a dream . . .img_1235

White is almost ready

I have been working on finishing editig, latout, print cover and lots more for White. Wow, it is hard work. Really hard work. I am so grateful to all my beta-readers, the editors, proofreaders and especially my 5 months old son (for sleeping a few hours every so often, where I can attempt to work on my books.)

The good news: it is almost ready. The bad news: publishing date is shifted to April. Another good news: the shift will make sure an even more refined and perfected story will be published.

Stay tuned. I’ll keep working to create the best possible result for you.

Editing and other Challenges

So, recently we kicked off the editing process for White. I am positively amazed by my editor and my own laziness. From a writer’s perspective: it is way mor fun to create new stories than to revise them in detail. But that’s what you’ve got a team for. Everybody can throw in their talents.

Thinking back of the first fee lines of White…. those lines are part of chapter 20 now. 😳 They were written in Sweden on the floor of a hotel lobby. I get almost nostalgic looking back….