• Catherine DePasquale

Update on My Historical Series

This past week I’ve been working on my sixth novel (the third in my historical series). My fifth will be heading off to the editor in June, and I’m taking some time away from that novel before I do one more read through.

My sixth novel is turning out to be a lot of fun to write. After a year of struggle, I’ve come to the other side with a new attitude and less expectation. That means the creative juices are flowing again because I no longer have a self-induced pressure. I suffered from the same thing with my second novel, Vocation. I don’t think it’s a coincidence. Vocation was a test for me. I was fearful that my first novel was a fluke, and it took me a while to write my second one. I think the same thing happened over again. This time with the second novel in my series. Once more I had this irrational fear that I wouldn’t be able to pull it off—this time writing a series.

But now I’m well over that fear, and the third book in the series is just pouring onto the pages. The focus of this is a little different, and I’m taking the Danvers family into the nineteen sixties. World War II has passed and the United States is getting deeper into the quagmire that was the Vietnam War. That’s about all I can say because that’s about all I know. I don’t plan my novels, really. I let the story take me where it wants to go.