Book 4 Will Be the Final Book

Hello Friends and Readers!

I’m still hard at work on Girls Wearing Black 4 and am coming out of my writing hole to tell you some bits of news.

Although the book is coming along well, I can now say with confidence that it will not be released in November. There’s still too much work to do on the manuscript.

What I can tell you is that Girls Wearing Black 4 will be the final book in the series. I have now written enough of the story, and know enough about the trajectory of the plot that I can tell you the story will end with this book. I’ve had an ending to this series in mind since Day 1, and this is the book that will take us there.

As I’m writing this book, knowing it will be the end, I’m feeling great empathy for the many authors who struggled with the final book of a series. When you’re writing a series of novels, you are creating so much story, and taking the reader on such a lengthy journey, you feel like you MUST give them an ending that is worth all the time they’ve invested in your words.

I want this novel to really pop. It’s not there yet.

I’m going to miss my stretch goal of a November release, but I’m keenly aware that you all are waiting. I’ll come back to the blog soon with another update. Until then…

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Cat November 28, 2013, 6:04 pm

    Thanks for the update! Looking forward to when this book comes out! Quality is better than speed, so while we may be anxious to read the next book I know I appreciate you not wanting to release until it’s ready 🙂

  • Betsy Hagen December 1, 2013, 9:06 pm

    Well, this is a mixed bag of news! Sad to hear that this will be the last book in the series, but I’m looking forward to it all the more for that… though I’m sure you’ll miss my weird sense of humor in these notes, once all is written and done. Of course you will.

  • Spencer Baum December 6, 2013, 2:03 pm

    I have no intention of letting you and your sense of humor go away after Girls Wearing Black is done, Betsy! I’ll make sure whatever novel comes after this series draws you back!

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