As Long As She Lives Complete!
It's 4 a.m. and I'm far too buzzed to be sleeping, but far too tired to write anything more appropriate to put here than the author's note I put at the end of the last chapter, so I'm going to quote it, here.
** Author's Note January 27th, 2014
Thank you for spending so much time reading Cait and Riley's story, I hope you enjoyed it. If you did, and you have a little time, it would be lovely if you'd let me know - 'reads' statistics have their place, but I love to hear from the people behind the numbers, whether in comments, PMs, emails, and/or a click of the vote button, if that's all your time (or the app) will allow :)
A big thank you to those who have been reading during the writing of this "submission-ready" draft, and to those who have had the book on their reading lists waiting for it to be finished - you have been wonderfully supportive and extremely patient, I appreciate it so much. I hope it was worth the wait.
I've been contacted by quite a few readers asking if there will be a published version available. Publishing is certainly my intention, though I'm not yet sure whether by a traditional or self-publishing route, but if you'd like to be kept up to date with the steps on the way, you can sign up for email updates here: As Long As She Lives Mailing List Whichever way I decide to go, the first step will be to leave it alone for at least a month, then send it off for proper editing notes (and then do the editing), so the updates wouldn't be anything invasive, just every month, or so.
Again, thank you for reading As Long As She Lives, you've made writing it an exciting, instead of isolated experience.
If you're wondering what 89,243 words look like on paper, instead of digital pages:
And these are the words I can't believe I've typed, and with which I will bid you Adieu!
"After 4 years teaching in central Africa, 28 yr old Caitlyn Lancaster makes an unexpected return to Australia. Cait claims an attack of homesickness, but childhood family friend, Detective Riley Duncan recognizes Post Traumatic Stress when he sees it, and uncovers the harrowing truth even Cait's family cannot be told. With Riley's help, Cait begins to recover, but it is not long before her secret is discovered and she must face the evil behind her sudden return."