Can you hear my spurs jingling? I'm proud to share with you that book three in the In the Reins horse book series is finished. Now that the manuscript to the third book is complete, here's what comes next ...
Time to send the book off for editing ...
Get ready for the next book in the In the Reins series! The first step though is to edit, edit (then edit some more). Also, I have some awesome (and trusted) early readers lined up who are ready to provide honest feedback. (Psst ... Want to learn more about becoming an advance reader? Join my NEW Readers' Group. Details a little later in this post.) I'm working hard to make sure I put the very best version of the third book into your hands.
Here's the cool part though ... I have a lot of fun things planned while you're waiting. Read on for details ;)
I'll be revealing a new title soon ...
Stay tuned for the title reveal. Cowboy McKennon Kelly comes from the part of me that is in love with love. My heart was a flutter as I created him. I am proud of McKennon Kelly. I hope he sparks a smile across readers’ lips as they turn the next pages of In The Reins. series. I can't wait to share the book's title with you. Soon!
I'll be introducing you to a new character ...
While you wait to get your hands on the next book in the series, I'll be introducing you to a NEW character. You may be familiar with my "Meet the Characters" video series. As I prepare to publish the third book, I'll be bringing you a short video intro on the newest addition to my cast of characters. Want a refresher? Visit the "Meet the Characters from In the Reins" playlist by galloping over to my YouTube channel. Just click the video below to watch them all.
I'm designing a third book cover ...
It's important to me to not intrude on my readers’ imaginations, so the third book cover will continue with the theme I started with In the Reins. I’ve been careful through the whole marketing process not to intrude on what the characters might look like in YOUR imagination. This is the reason why the horse and rider on the front cover of In the Reins and Cowboy Away are silhouetted. You'll see that when the cover of the third book is revealed, I don't give away what the character's might look like to me, so they can continue to look the way you've imagined them to look.
Of course, the third book will have a horse on the cover. I looked through hundreds of images to find the one that spoke to me for the image on the front of the book. I'm working with a designer right now and I think what we are coming up with perfectly depicts Devon and McKennon’s journey in part three.
I'm working on a new book trailer ...
I have so much fun putting together these little mini-movies for my horse book series. The third one is going to be a spur jingler. I can't wait to share it with you! It's always fun to watch the book trailers from In the Reins and Cowboy Away again, too. Happy viewing.
While I'm waiting ... NaNoWriMo!
My editor won't have the third installment back to me for my final edits until the end of November, so I've decided to take on my first ever NaNoWriMo and write the fourth book in the In the Reins series. It will be JD's story!
What the heck is NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo is the world's largest literary event, with hundreds of thousands of people writing novels every November. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
So, starting on November 1st, I'll be joining the thousands of people participating in NaNoWriMo with the goal of completing a 50,000 word manuscript by the end of the month. The goal is to write 1,667 words a day! Wish me luck. I'm giving this a go because I want to be able to write books for you even faster!
Learn more about NaNoWriMo here: https://nanowrimo.org/
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I am so excited to have finished the third book in the In the Reins series. Now that it has been sent off to my editor, I hope to have it available very soon. It would make my spurs jingle to have you join my Readers' Group! I'll keep you updated with series sneak peeks, event updates, special promotions & new release info!
Books by Carly Kade
Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing about horses makes her spurs jingle!