I’m still working on the next Her Angel romance series book, HER WICKED ANGEL.
I didn’t manage to get the book completed in first draft before I went on holiday to Italy. I took it with me on my Kindle though, and after reading a couple of books by another author, I began reading it over to reacquaint myself with the novel. I finished reading it on Tuesday morning and I’m very pleased with it so far. I’ve just sent over the first 30,000 words of it to some beta readers to see what they think of it and get working with them on it.
The turnaround on this novel is pretty tight but I’m hoping that I can get it out in September / October this year. I had wanted it out at the start of September, but due to the funk I was in for the first part of the year (and I’m still struggling to shake), it’s going to end up pushed back or it will turn into a rush job and I hate rushing my work. You guys deserve the best quality read I can give, and that means I need to do things right and take my time with the editing and proofreading of the book.
I’m hoping that I can get the book completed next week, and then it will have to rest for a period before I can begin editing it. Having read over the first 110,000 words of the novel, I know it’s in very good shape already and just needs some minor work to boost the description in places, up the tension and drama, and inject more of that emotion I love pumping into my books.
I’m not sure what I will be writing once I have a break from Her Wicked Angel. I’m debating whether to begin work on editing the first Eternal Mates book, or work on the next Vampires Realm book. It’s hard to say which it will be. I should write another Vampires Realm book, but my heart isn’t in it right now. My muse wants me to write new series and new worlds, and I think that’s because I’m concerned that at 10 books, the Vampires Realm series has become too big for many readers’ tastes, and it puts them off reading it… even though it’s a series where the majority of the books work as stand alone novels. It always makes me sad when I have to make the tough decisions – writing what will get sales and new readers versus writing what I would love to write in an ideal world where I didn’t need to pay bills, feed myself, my cat and other things. I don’t think it helps that I feel I should write the next Vampires Realm book. Whenever I feel pressurised into writing a book, my muse instantly clams up and gives me hell. Maybe I can fool him into cooperating by reading over the notes for the book and pretending that my schedule really isn’t that bad that if I write another book from scratch, as opposed to editing one I already have written, I probably won’t have another release after Her Wicked Angel this year.
Here’s a new teaser from Her Wicked Angel… all first draft because I’m only just writing it so forgive any errors…