After sending the first book of the new series to Mary Lynn she agreed with me that this has to be a novel instead of a series. There are so many characters it might be easier for the reader to have it all in one book.
So, I have been working night and day on it for the past few weeks. I just finished the first draft. Now I will read it out loud and work to get it ready to go to Mary Lynn. Then when she sends it back I make corrections, tweak it a bit more and then I send it off to Kay. She always comes up with some great suggestions and corrections.
After Kay reads it I am going to ask Jane and Sarah and Mary to read it out loud together. They have a unique homeschool advantage and I want to make sure the homeschooling part is accurate. It is also imperative that the characters are the correct characters in each spot. When I say Jerry's mother is Mrs. Castor, it better be Mrs. Castor and not Mrs. Maxum!
Then hopefully, the book will be out this summer. My first novel! Yeah!