Editing for Print
Posted Wed, 11/28/18
The paperback edition of Megan's Legacy, 8th and final book in the Collective Obsessions Saga (written by me as Deidre Dalton) will be released in early December. This brings the family saga full circle, all titles now available in both e-book and print versions. While The Twain Shall Meet (book #3) remains my personal favorite in the series, Megan's Legacy runs a very close second.
I recently spent all night reading the book again, doing one last check for typos. When at last it was finished, I thought about a blog entry written in 2011:
The Collective Obsessions Saga is finally complete. I can't believe I'm saying the words. I sent the manuscript for Megan's Legacy, which is the eighth and final part of the saga, to my publisher this afternoon. The final draft of book eight came in at 265 pages with a word count of 114,403. The last few days were exhilarating for me, being fully aware the end of the line was near. Considering I began writing the storyline many years ago, I'm stunned rather speechless that it's finished, once and for all.
Even better, I'm very happy with the way the story ended. A few months ago I envisioned agonizing over the finale, but it didn't happen that way. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and that's where I took the story and its characters.
It's been a very long haul indeed, but well worth it. I've probably said it many times before, but writing and finishing the Collective Obsessions Saga has been deeply satisfying in all ways that truly matter to me.
The saga is now well and truly finished.