“THE END”

For a writer, typing “The End” is a gratifying feeling … for about 15 minutes. Then the reality of how much work is still left to do between typing “The End” and publishing the book sets in. There’s a quote that says: Write the book you want to read, because you will have to read it 75 times!

This is so true, but the process can be very daunting. Still, I actually like the challenge of making sure the story is as good as can be. Assuring all the plot lines weave and twist before finally being revealed and resolved. Polishing the characters until they shine and the reader feels connected to them, even if said reader wants to kill one or two characters. Being a perfectionist, I will gladly read, reread, and read again until I feel Malice in Mazatlan is ready for my readers!

With luck, and the amazing efforts of my story editors, Jeanne Silaski and Samantha Waltz, and the pesky comma slayer, line editor Joyce Wise, I feel confident Malice in Mazatlan will be available for this Christmas shopping season!

Published by Kimila Kay

Kimila Kay lives in Donald, Oregon along with her husband, Randy, her adorable Boston Terrier Maggie, and a feisty black cat named Halle. Her professional accomplishments include three anthologized essays in the CUP OF COMFORT series. In three separate contests, PERIL IN PARADISE, has won two first place awards and a third-place award in the romantic suspense category. Kimila is currently a member of a writing critique group, Northwest Independent Writers Association (NIWA), Willamette Writers, and Windtree Press. PERIL IN PARADISE is the first novel in a planned cross-cultural series, which will include Malice in Mazatlán, Vanished in Vallarta, Chaos in Cabo, and Lost in Loreto.

2 thoughts on ““THE END”

  1. Wow. Here you go again. I’m so proud of you and your talent. Hope the publishing piece goes well. Love you!

    On Sun, Aug 29, 2021, 6:08 PM KIMILA KAY, AUTHOR wrote:

    > Kimila Kay posted: ” For a writer, typing “The End” is a gratifying > feeling … for about 15 minutes. Then the reality of how much work is still > left to do between typing “The End” and publishing the book sets in. > There’s a quote that says: Write the book you want to read, bec” >

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