Well, I guess this is it.
The sixth book.
The last book.
I’ve known this was coming for years now, and yet it feels rather unexpected. I feel pretty unprepared. I mean, the Gallagher Girls have been a huge part of my life since 2005. 2005! I can’t believe it’s finally time to say goodbye.
But it is time.
In so many ways, writing United We Spy was fundamentally different from writing every other book in the series. Always before, I had to worry about what I was writing as well as what I was going to write sometime in the future.
Not with this book.
With this book, I had the opposite concern: if I ever wanted to include something in a Gallagher Girls book I had to do it NOW. There wasn’t going to be another shot.
Another very different thing about this book was that so much of the plot was predetermined by the previous books. I’d already done all the set-up. I knew that Cammie and her friends would be chasing down the members of the Circle. I knew the relationships were going to have to either go to the next level or go away. I knew who the bad guys were. I just had to find a way to take them down.
So in some ways, this was the easiest Gallagher Girls book to write. It many, many other ways it was the hardest.
But no matter what the writing process was like, I hope you like the finished product.