Friday Favorite: Finished!

Friday FavoritesI finished editing my seventh manuscript at two in the morning and I’m giddy!

I sent it off to one of my critique partners and a couple beta readers and now I’m ready and eager to dive into what’s next!

Hopefully, I’ll get to share what’s next with everyone soon. There are things on the horizon, I promise.

Until then, here’s the back cover blurb of the just-for-fun novel I completed at two in the morning.

To give you fair warning, it’s not at all the genre I typically write, which is why the novel was just for fun–a project to keep my creative juices flowing while I waited to dive into what’s next. I have no idea what I’ll do with it, if I’ll do anything at all. All I know is that I had a blast writing it…

Tess Eckhart has always been different. For as long as she can remember, she’s felt things more deeply, more intensely, than anyone she’s ever met. Then she has an incident involving a Ouija board at a high school party. Her complete freak out and subsequent breakdown lead her family to move across the country, next to a privately owned facility for the mentally ill. Tess’s parents insist she see one of the psychiatrists, worried their daughter might suffer from the same illness that tormented her grandmother.

This time, Tess is determined to fit in at her new school. To be normal. To hide the fact that she is seeing a therapist at the Edward Brooks facility. But for Tess, fitting in has always been difficult. She’s used to whispers and stares. But when it comes to Luka Williams, a reluctantly popular boy at her new school, she’s unused to a stare that intense. And he won’t stop. Neither will her headaches or the visions that haunt her at night. Sometime during the day. As Tess tries all the harder to hide them, she becomes more and more convinced that Luka knows something. That Luka might even be responsible.

But what if she’s wrong? What if Luka Williams is the only thing protecting her from a darkness more terrifying than she could fathom?

Let’s Talk: What’s your Friday Favorite of the week?

13 thoughts on “Friday Favorite: Finished!

  1. Cherie Kasper

    Congrats, can’t wait to read it.

  2. Oh, how fun, Katie. Hopefully, it was restful as well as enjoyable for you. Looking forward for the Next. 🙂

  3. Ooo, the premise sounds fascinating, Katie!! I was the kid at parties who would move the thingamajig on the ouija board, LoL. 😉

    What a great feeling to finish your draft. I hope you’re celebrating this weekend!

    Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  4. My favorite this week? Going on walks with the dogs and hubby. It’s been such a great time of chatting and togetherness. And fitness too! 🙂

  5. Wow, Katie! That story sounds intriguing–and definitely different than your published books. Must have been fun to write something so far from your usual.

    I’m eager to hear your good news when you’re at liberty to share it.

  6. Katie, I love the sound of this work. Right up my alley! 😉 Best of luck with it.

  7. Ahhhh, I want to read that. 🙂

    My Friday favorite: I returned to work this week after an entire week off last week (which I spent writing like a madwoman). But the cool thing is, it’s been a fun return. I was worried I’d be all “WHYYYY can’t I just write all the time, why do I have to have a job?” Instead, I’ve been reminded again what I love about the ministry I work for and especially, how much I love my coworkers.

    1. Katie Ganshert

      Yay, Melissa – what an amazing feeling! Gotta love when God gives those kinds of reminders. What a blessing to love your coworkers. 🙂

  8. As much as I’m excited to finish a MS I get a little sad about how I’ll miss the characters. I know, I need a group where I can talk with a bunch of writers about how my characters aren’t real and I’ll get over it. 😀

    1. Katie Ganshert

      No, I totally know what you mean! This one’s the first of a trilogy that I’ll get to finish “some day”, so it wasn’t too sad writing THE END.

  9. Ooooh!!! Sounds so good! And right up my alley! Congrats on finishing a fun project, Katie!

    1. Katie Ganshert

      Thanks Heather! I cannot wait for your second installment of Mindspeak! When’s that coming out?

      1. Hopefully Fall???


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