When I took a break from publishing two years ago, I never thought it would be as hard as it was to get back into the swing of things. I love writing. It was the first thing I used to cope with things out of my control and it was the first time I ever felt I was doing what I was meant to be doing in life. However, through different life events, being virtually homeless (or at least no permanent home), and dealing with the ups and downs of trying to be a functioning human with new medication to make my brain work properly really took its toll.
I had such big plans last year to bring out a ton of books, but my heart wasn't in it, and I think most of you could tell. Though I'm still proud of the one book I did release last year, it wasn't what I wanted--definitely for the one and only release of 2017.
When you're indie, it's drilled into you that you need to remain relevant. You have to write fast, write well, and make sure no one forgets about you. Here I was, returning to a world I had expected to stay the same while I was away and it was vastly different.
So after the release of Moonstruck last year, I was hopeful, yet a little discouraged. It was as if I was starting all over again and I felt lost. Stuck.
So what did I do?
I took a deep breath, bought a brand new notebook, and drafted the first five chapters of Bloom. Since Sunshine, I have never had a book demand to be told as badly. I filled that notebook in less than a month and typed it two months later. Meanwhile, the second book nagged at me to be plotted and written as well.
Elliot and Fawn, the Order, and all that comes with this story is so totally different from what I've written before that while I was overjoyed to be writing every day again (and easily at that!), I was terrified that it would be rejected by the loyal fanbase I'd grown with because it's so different.
I should have known that I could count on them, but the writer brain makes you think dumb things sometimes.
Anyway, I don't have a release schedule as such right now. I have tentative ideas and whatnot, but I don't want to lose the magic of the writing flowing through and onto the page by setting unmoveable barriers. I will always let you know when books are coming--and trust me, they are--but it's going to be more fast and loose than I've been doing things since the beginning.
I will say that I'm halfway through handwriting the second book and it's even better than the first. The third is already demanding I start plotting it.
I really do hope you enjoy this book. It was a long journey, and it took a lot of self-doubt squashing, long nights, and balls for me to even mention pulishing it. I'm so glad I made the decision to do so and I sincierely hope you come along with me on this new path I've started down.
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