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Completion

Well, folks, it’s done. Barring a few small formatting changes, our novel Always In My Eyes is finished and ready to be published on Amazon on March 1st. We’re extremely happy with it, and hope that–when it’s published–you’ll check it out. It’s available for pre-order here, and we’ll provide a link when it goes live.

Completion is always a funny feeling–particularly with novels. Writing books has consistently proven to be one of the most difficult, time-intensive, meal-forgetting, girlfriend-ignoring, daylight-avoiding activities we’ve ever done.

And, of course, the most satisfying.

We actually wrote this novel pretty quick–ten or so months. Our first novel took us almost a year and a half to write. While this novel only took ten months, that’s still a long time to invest in any one thing. For example, our New Year’s resolutions tend to only last for like a month. Or how about this: when we were kids, Wyatt won a goldfish at a fair and forgot to feed it after a week and it died. He tried to hide the fact that he was a murderer by flushing it down the toilet, only the thing didn’t actually go down the drain, and Walt discovered it bobbing in the water, fished it out, and put it on Wyatt’s pillow, which is something Wyatt has yet to forgive and forget, to this day. Or perhaps this: ten months is longer than most of our romantic relationships have ever lasted.

Without getting too weird, writing a book sort of is like having a relationship with someone; and finishing it feels a bit like the end of that relationship. Not as sad, sure, but there is that sense of having to let go of something; something you’ve spent a lot of time with and invested a lot in. Even with the knowledge that there’s other fish in the sea (or the toilet bowl, in Wyatt’s case), even with the knowledge that we’ve got another book to move on to, it’s always a strange mixture of sadness and satisfaction to finish a book. To know that we’ll never return to that world, those characters, that story.

Anyway, we are excited that we’ll be publishing it next week, and we hope you’ll check it out. We’re also putting the finishing touches on a trailer for the novel, so keep an eye out for that. As always, we sincerely thank you for stopping by and giving this a read. Thanks!

W & W Sawday

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8 thoughts on “Completion

  1. Dominic Sceski says:

    Congratulations! And good analogy with relating writing books to relationships! I wouldn’t take this too seriously, but I always used to say that I would “marry” one story idea. I would write and finish that story until it was done. Basically, this mentality saved me from writing multiple stories at one time. So I would marry a particular story until it was done. Adding divorce into the analogy makes it a bit depressing though! Haha…

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    • Thanks Dominic! We agree that it’s important (though difficult) to focus on one story at a time, so your marriage/divorce analogy is a good one! The other analogy that occurred to us was the relationship between a parent and a child, and the parent sending the child off to school for the first time. Maybe that’s a bit less depressing? ha

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