Its summertime and the living is, well, not easy as much as it is busy! Either way, it gets away from me and I had to pop over here and catch you up on the new title for the book.
What do you think?
I’m pretty darn excited about it. It was, as you recall, Inside Out & Upside Down and I loved that as a title too. In a lot of ways, it really was the most perfect title. Unfortunately though, it really doesn’t have a flavor of Christmas like the others and then Disney came out with that smash hit movie Inside Out and it seemed I needed to move on. So I did.
A brainstorming session was in order over cocktails and appetizers and some more cocktails and during that, my brilliant book coach, Brie Vennard is the one who thought up this excellent new title.
I liked it immediately. So many things are unraveled – unwrapped – a mess – chaotic – in this book that Unwrapped seemed just perfect right away. Plus, it’s short, visual and definitely has a Christmas feel to it.
And, double hooray! I have book four done!
Or at least the first and second drafts. It came out right under 72,000 words and I’m pretty excited about it. I’ll admit to being a little nervous too since its somewhat a departure from the other three in its adventuring, but I’m hoping you all will enjoy the twists and turns and inside out nature of it too. We spend a bunch of time in middle earth this book which is certainly a twist from your everyday Christmas tale.
But then, you already know the South Pole Santa series is many things but a retelling of the normal everyday Santa tale it is not! I like it that way. And there is a really wonderful thing that happens this book too that makes my heart happy.
Can’t wait till you all get to know about it all too! We’re getting close to it all getting . . . Unwrapped!
Thanks for being wonderful! Shine your light!
Oh Oh Oh! – jingle