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Charlaine Harris Finishes Sookie 12 Titled, Deadlocked

Posted on the 06 August 2011 by Eric And Sookie Lovers @EricSookieLover

Charlaine Harris Finishes Sookie 12 Titled, Deadlocked

Charlaine Harris posted on her blog earlier this week announcing she has (finally) finished Sookie book 12 titled, Deadlocked!  Remember, we broke the news about her title choice first when we posted our questions she answered at Polaris 25, which you can find here!

Charlaine Harris Finishes Sookie 12 Titled, Deadlocked

Charlaine answeres fan questions at Polaris 25. Image courtesy of Coffin Gurl

On her blog she wrote;

I didn’t have a chance to read a lot this past week, because I was working hard to finish DEADLOCKED, Sookie 12. I’m always experimenting with different ways to organize my work so I can keep track of what’s going on during the course of the action in the book. This time, I think I made real progress.

The day I send a book to my editor (and my agent, and my continuity maven, and to Dana and Toni) is just about better than Christmas. Of course, the minute it’s gone, I think of five things I should have done differently, but I’ll have chances to make changes. All of those people will have suggestions, and I’ll have days of slogging through the manuscript again trying to decide which changes to adopt and which ones to let fall by the wayside. I’ll have plot holes to fill, factual errors to correct, and clumsy sentences to rewrite. And I know all this when I hit “send.” But there’s always the delightful feeling of accomplishment, the happiness of having done my best.

For a couple of weeks I can maintain the illusion that this time I haven’t made any mistakes: that I haven’t miscounted and had the action take place on Sunday (when Merlotte’s is closed) or put Sookie’s birthday on the wrong day, or made any of the million errors possible when a series has gone on for so many years with such a large cast. (I have no idea how George R.R. Martin is doing it.)

Charlaine Harris Finishes Sookie 12 Titled, Deadlocked

Charlaine Harris at Polaris 25. Image courtesy of Coffin Gurl

She also posted on her Facebook page…

“What a relief to send DEADLOCKED into my editor(s). Now I can rest easy for a little while, until I get the revisions back. A writer’s dream — to have your editor tell you there’s not a single change necessary . . .”

She also shared some spoilers as to what to expect in Deadlocked!

Warning: If you don’t want to know, please don’t read any further!

This is what she said in an earlier blog post;

While I know where I want to be at the end of each book, I don’t always know how I’m getting there. Sometimes I surprise myself. Last night, Sookie got kidnapped, and I’m going to see how that shakes out. A character I thought was dead is probably alive, and I’m real happy for him. Then again, if the work doesn’t go so well today, he may be dead again. This is the fun (and the panic) of being a writer. Every day brings decisions, and I have the power of life and death and procreation over all these people I’ve invented.

You can read both blog entries at!

Who do you think she’s bringing back from the dead? Notice, she mentioned a ‘he’? So, we know it’s not Claudine or either one of the Pelt sisters.

Who could it be? Share your thoughts below!

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