Future News!

Yours truly has been a very busy girl! While yet in the throes of launch activities for My Dearest Mr. Darcy I was happily bombarded with loads of news and chores for future novels. I have waited to share until now so I could keep all focus on my fabulous third novel. But, now that My Dearest Mr. Darcy is out and about, flying off the bookshelves of the world, I am bursting to reveal the latest news!


The next novel in the Darcy Saga series has been titled Romancing Mr. Darcy. Bear in mind that titles and covers can change, although this one looks to be a keeper. Dominique Raccah, publisher and CEO of Sourcebooks, has final say and personally decides the title and appearance of each novel, which I think amazing considering they publish over 300 titles each year! The end product will look different with the gorgeous silvery foiling that beautifully accents the oval, but hopefully the painting will remain as I LOVE IT!!!!

 

I am SO in love with this cover!! Dare I say it is the best one ever? That is a tough call as I love all of them, but the ballroom scene is divine and absolutely perfect for this novel as there are two balls occurring within the pages. And the byline!

 

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that everyone wants to fall in love….


How utterly fabulous is that? *sigh Yes, I am very happy and I made sure my editor knew! Let’s keep our fingers crossed! Romancing Mr. Darcy is scheduled for release on October 1 of this year. Last week I completed the first round of edits. The process was painless and actually very fun. My wonderful editor, Deb Werksman, requested I try to tighten a few portions and cut where I felt possible to do so. She was entirely open to my wishes, but was correct that the length was on the edge of being too long. So, proceeding line by line with her thoughts and suggestions in mind, I trimmed nearly 9000 words. Have no fear! The story is still intact and over 135,000 words at this point, so there is plenty of the Darcys forthcoming! Now it is in the hands of a copyeditor who will make sure all the grammar is correct and so on.

Following right on the heels of that, and actually overlapping, was news on the Christmas anthology due for release in mid-November. This is a special Sourcebooks project that I was invited to partake of and I had the option of writing anything I wanted. Rather tempting, but I chose to stay with my beloved characters and the Saga. However, I have written a novella that is completely independent for those readers unfamiliar with my work. I am so proud of it! Better yet, my editor was blown away! She said it was “brilliant” – a wonderful word choice, let me tell you!

A Darcy Christmas

I am totally in love with this cover too! Wow! I shall say it again: Sourcebooks design creates stunning covers. As you can see, the other authors are Amanda Grange and Carolyn Eberhart. Amanda is well known, of course, as the author of Mr. Darcy’s Diary and Mr. Darcy, Vampyre. It is an incredible honor to be in a book alongside her. Carolyn is a debut author. Naturally I will talk more about this novel as the time grows closer. As of this Tuesday I completed the first round of edits for my novella, once again needing to do very little overall. I have a remarkable editor who flawlessly notices those places that are jarring in some way, too modern sounding, or need to be reworked for clarity. It is a fun process, actually, and I learn so much each time.

So there you have it! I probably have a month or less before copyedits will be returned to me for another line-by-line inspection. Until then I am back to writing! I cracked open Darcy #5 yesterday and have already dug in. Fun, fun, fun!!

24 Comments for Future News!

  1. Hi Sharon,

    I finally finished reading My Dearest Mr Darcy! I LOVE IT!! Dr Darcy, Alexander and lots more!!
    I came on your website after a long time only to find out that a fourth book is on the way!! I am extremely impatient and can’t wait to get my hands on it!!
    This fourth book’s cover looks grandiose!!
    Please continue with your updates!
    Warm regards,
    Mira

  2. I just finished My Dearest Mr.Darcy. I LOVED it! Can’t wait until the next one, the cover is beautiful. Thank you for an amazing story.

  3. Hey sharon you are such a good author and i think you have great ideas Do you think you will ever write other romance books that arent based on pride and prejudice? well i mean keep writing the darcy saga ofcourse but also write something new.i think you could write alot of amazing books. you are soo talented and have an amazing way with words.every book i learn new words. keep writing you are my new favorite autor. I BELIVE IN YOU.

  4. Hi Becky N! Welcome to The Darcy Saga! So happy to have you participate.

    I am delighted that you have enjoyed my novels. I really love to hear from satisfied readers.

    You know, I can’t really see myself going backwards in telling Darcy’s story. Aside from the fact that wonderful authors like Amanda have already tackled that subject, I like moving forward. Even the flashbacks that I did write were never planned ahead. They arose organically based on whatever I was writing at the time. Most of the questions I had in my own head, such as what he felt when Lizzy rejected him, I already answered.

    But, as I always say, "Never say never!" Inspiration and handsome muses are interesting – they take hold and a writer must let them lead!

  5. Hi Sharon!

    I absolutely love your work! You really do capture the love between Darcy and Lizzy! I just had one question, would you perhaps write a story like Amanda did about Mr. Darcy during the movie P&P? I would like to read yours since you did mention some of the scenes in P&P and I would like you like elaborate on it. Thank you so much! You truly are amazing!

  6. Hi Gillian! Thank you SO much for those wonderful words of praise! You have no idea how encouraging it is to hear from satisfied readers rather than the dissatisfied ones! LOL! Seriously, it bolsters my heart, letting me know that at least some people comprehend and accept the message of love within this Saga. Far too many do not. Bless your heart for taking the time to share your views with me and anyone else who comes by.

    I am glad I have hooked you! October will be here soon. Sharon

  7. Hi Lori, It is great news to hear that you have heard "wonderful things" about my novels! I do hope you will enjoy them!

    Hi Becky! Thanks for stopping by. I have faith that you will enjoy the next offering in the life-of-Darcy. πŸ™‚

    Nora!!! Awesome! Thanks for alerting me! I would not have thought to check this soon. I will share links as they become more available. So far I only see them listed on Amazon with no image as yet. But at least I have ISBNs!

    I appreciate your opinion, Nicole. Of course the idea is to have the covers look similar and the titles flow together nicely. That way they are cohesive as a set. I am sure once the final coloring is done with the shiny foiling, Romancing Mr. Darcy will be distinct. And actually, one of the samples sent me was an orangey-peach color. It is unknown at this point which one, or even another, that will be chosen by Dominique. I went with the teal color to share on the website because I thought it looked best.

  8. Hi Sharon,

    I just finished the last book in the saga and WOW! I have been a lover of P&P since the A&E version was aired and I loved how I could fit those characters into your story even though you based it on the other movie. You have a gift that is unmeasurable. I have laughed, cried, and fallen in love with Darcy and Lizzy’s story all over again. You have given me such an insite and a gift… I never realized that as a culture we have lost the romance of living, and to some degree the art of romance.Our lives are over taken with rush and deliver with little time for the caresses. I am thrilled that you will continue the saga and hope that it will generate book after book! Thank you for giving us, the reader, such a wonderful continuation into such beloved characters! I am hooked can’t wait till fall for the next one!

  9. i think the second cover is great but romancing mr.darcy LOOKS TOO MUCH LIKE LOVING MR.DARCY i love the ballroom but the top i just dont know also i think that orangey peach color you were going to use before for one of the other books would look better AND more appropriate since it will be released in the fall but keep up the good work i love your books i read them like 5 times

  10. Just thought I’d let everyone know that I found the books listed on Amazon this morning. I am already pre-ordering them! This just made my whole day! πŸ™‚

  11. Thanks everyone! I am still so happy with the new covers!

    Nora, sorry for the tease! I know October is still a ways away! Time does tend to fly, however, but I hope not too fast as I have lots to get done on future books in the months ahead. Whew! It will be a bit longer before these novels are listed for pre-order. Rest assured I will notify when that is the case. πŸ™‚

  12. Awesome news Sharon! I agree the cover is devine! Definitely a favourite, but they are all so beautiful.

    Congratulations on both of these exciting developments and the fifth!!!!!!!!!! So very cool and well deserved and amazing!

    Your delight in all of this is the best part of it all. Keep up that wonderful glow of happiness. You deserve all of the success that comes your way!
    Great cover great title. A well deserved place amongst excellent authors Sharon. Slowly but surely my bookshelf is filling with my fav authors books!!! YAY!!!
    TSBO devotee
    Vee

  13. I cant wait! It seems so far away…. and Darcy 5 – You are working on Darcy 5!!! how exciting!!!
    The covers are beautiful. Looking foward to both and Darcy 5!!

  14. Hi Sharon!

    I just love both covers!!! Hope they don’t change them too much or at all. October will be here before we know it. Can’t wait!!!

    Congratulations, dear friend, you deserve all your wonderful accolades.

    Take care and God Bless.

    Esther

  15. Must you tease us so? I’ve been checking everyday on Amazon to see if either are available for pre-order yet. I just cannot wait to get my greedy little hands on them. I will probably ignore everything else going on in my life just to read your books. I CAN’T WAIT!!!!

  16. Thanks Jen and Susanne! I am very happy with them. I like the teal color, but of course it will look different with the foiling. Deb also sent the same cover with a pretty pale orange. I like it too, but liked this one more. Knowing that it will likely change, I decided to just share this one.

    October will be here before we know it!!!

  17. That is great!!!!
    I love the covers! I canΒ΄t wait to read about the balls, one in Darcy house and the other…?
    Thanks for sharing it with us. It is fantastic that your books are such a success.
    You deserve it so very much!
    I really hope that nobody changes the covers, but probably your editor realizes how beautiful they are!

    Lots of love to you,
    Susanne

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