Happy book birthday to ME! I’m excited to officially announce I have another book baby out in the world!!
This cake seemed pretty springy to me. And it’s blue. Which matched my cover-ish.
Anyway, I just wanted to take a second and, ahem, update my blog, but also thank everyone for being on this journey. I wrote the first draft of WHEN DREAMERS FALL the summer before book 1 came out. So, that would be . . . three years ago? Four? Honestly, it’s been so long, my mind has gone numb.
I don’t know if all book 2’s are like this, but seriously, this one almost killed me. I did at least three major re-writes. Not, tinker with a sentence here or there. But major, tear it apart and stitch it back together overhauling. This story took a direction I wasn’t expecting. Characters behaved in other ways than I had planned. Themes I hadn’t planned emerged and because true themes. Between this wreck of a book and migraines, well, there were days I sat there wondering if I’d ever finish.
What’s crazy is that I can honestly say that, so far, every word of this series has been written during a migraine. I don’t think anyone can be shocked more than me about this. So, not only am I proud for writing a sophomore novel, but I’m DOUBLY proud for having done it in such circumstances. I’m either insane or love this writing thing way too much to be healthy.
Maybe I straddle the line a wee bit.
And yet I don’t think I would’ve enjoyed writing it so much if it was easy. I like figuring out hard problems. It keeps my brain sharp. And I truly believe the story is right where it needs to be.
So, thank you all so much for joining me on this bookish adventure. I hope something in Breaker’s journey connects with you.