It's so close I can see the press release: D. K. Christi's second novel, Ghost Orchid, a tale of love, lies and redemption in the Everglades is released today.......
That's the problem - so close. The final edit and the final proof are complete. I haven't seen the cover yet. I did see the author picture (me) that will be a full page at the end of the novel. My excitement is building; yet, I don't know the date for my own excitement to find its own release. I must admit that I talk to many authors; yet, I am so often humbled that I haven't asked even one about their own temperament just before a new novel is ready. I am personally in a state of constant anticipation.
In this case, I have another reason besides just the joy of completing the story itself. My Ghost Orchid story will hopefully never be complete; because the inspiration is the actual ghost orchid of Corkscrew Swamp. I have a dream: I want the real ghost orchid to be in full bloom when the novel, Ghost Orchid, is released. I want that split second of perfect timing to be my own.
At the same time, one more short story is due for release in Romance of My Dreams anthology I. I did see the press release at www.lldreamspell.com; so the short story may beat the novel. The "ice storm" is a little out of season, but the paranormal quality, a mystical expression of the unknown, is as timely as the ghost in my orchid. Thus, anticipation has a double these days.
In the meantime, I haunt the ghost in the real ghost orchid and tick off the steps toward the novel's release like pieces of a puzzle falling into place. I gather together my ensemble cast of characters for the next novel, The Virgin Odyssey, and keep writing, the balm for any anxious novelist awaiting the crisp pages of the new book not yet off the press.
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