It's been a rough year, writing wise.
I just couldn't get into the groove.
I have no idea what happened.
Maybe second book slump? <---It happened, and it sucked the soul out of me.
I've also had 20 story ideas floating around my head, and each other currently has one or two chapters written. But that's all. That's as much as my brain would let them be written.
So, I was trying to focus on Kyler and Noah's story. I wrote 15K, and it was going nowhere fast. So I talked with my writing group and ended up starting over. Changing most of the story.
So I started over.
And was REALLY excited.
The first weekend I wrote it, I got out 7K.
And that was it. After that first weekend, I didn't look at it again.
I think maybe it's because writing Parting Chances drained me.
That was an emotionally exhausting book.
And here I was, jumping into another emotionally exhausting book.
I just couldn't do it.
I needed a break.
So, I played around with this new story idea that took up residence in my head.
One I never in a million years I thought I would write.
One who's character shocked me very much by being so different from when I first wrote her.
I've posted a teaser before. And I've mentioned it a few times, so it's no secret (unless you don't follow my FB page).
The working title for my current WIP is...
Yep. The girl you hated in Choose Us and Forever Us is back.
And gets an entire book to herself.
And I know what you're thinking.
"There is no way I am reading a story about that bitch."
I thought there was no way I'd write a story about her.
I probably hated her more than anyone else (and she freaking lived in my brain!).
But she shocked me.
She's got issues.
Issues that make her seem the way she is.
She's not completely horrible.
And I'm going to prove that to you.
Plus, this is much more light-hearted than Kyler and Noah's story, and it's something I desperately needed right now.
But, it's also coming along really slowly.
So I have no idea when it's going to come out.
I'm hoping sometime this year.
You know, so I can actually publish a book in 2015.
That's all. That's how this year has gone for me.
I'm hoping Nicki's Story will stick with me, and I won't have to jump to something else.
OKAY, now if you've read all of that.
I have something special for you all.
I've been sitting on this giveaway for a while now.
But it's about time, I let you all in on it.
I'm giving away a signed paperback copy of Parting Chances, a F*** Cancer t-shirt, a Wonder Woman necklace, and a makeup bag full of swag, to ONE lucky winner.
All you need to do is post a review for Parting Chances on Amazon, then comment below (or on the FB post, or message me), with the link to your review.
It's super simple.
And it runs until the end of the month, so if you haven't had a chance to read PC, you still have time.
AND it's open INTERNATIONALLY!
Here's the awesomeness you can win.
I need to get writing.
Or do laundry...dishes...feed the tiny humans...something. <---Tis the life of a stay-at-home-mom/author.