Just a little update on the book front.
So I know I already announced that I would be doing an Eddie and Gavin story. I’ve only been in this industry for a few months, so I’m learning. One of the things I’ve learned is that I find it much harder to write if I know something is expected of me. Hence the reason why this story isn’t flowing like I’d want it to. I don’t want to put something out there that I’m not in love with. I know this story will happen, I just have to be patient while the characters reveal a little more to me.
I re-started on a novel I had already panned out a couple of months ago. As I was writing it, I wasn’t quite sure I wanted to finish it. Not because I didn’t love it…because I DO! But because I was afraid YOU GUYS wouldn’t love it.
But I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so now that’s what I’m currently working on. I decided that Slammed and Point of Retreat were written before my attention was all over the place, and they just flowed out of me because I was focused on the characters and the book itself rather than trying to write what I felt I should write. So I’ll take this as another lesson learned. I honestly think that if I don’t love the shit out of what I’m writing, it’ll show.
Which leads me to my next book. This book I thought of…let’s see…four hours ago? I woke up at four o’clock this morning and couldn’t stop thinking about this idea. I immediately got out of bed and went and input my ideas into the laptop. The excitement I feel for this book is on the same level I had for SLAMMED and POR, so I’m REALLY feeling it. So, so, so excited.
I can’t tell you much about it yet, but I will tell you that it’s also a young adult contemporary romance. And…it’s also emotional. And VERY intense. Why does that excite me so???
Anyway…so now I have THREE things going on right now. And while I can’t promise you which one will be the first one I finish, just know that I will finish them. If not all three, at least two. Unless I get an even better idea along the way. I love not feeling pressured, not being stuck to a deadline, not being glued to a particular book. My creative juices flow when they have the freedom to do so.
And thank you from the bottom of my heart for being patient as I figure out the next book. It’s surreal to think that it’s only May and I’ve put two books out in the last five months. So here’s to hoping I can get that many more put out by the end of the year. Again, not promising. Just dreaming.