Firstly, I am soooo late with Blackwater and I apologize. I had a little injury and it has made sitting very hard. So writing has been hard. Making finishing the dang book hard.
The version I had completed, we didn't love it. None of us, except Becca...love you Becca.
I am in the middle of revisions for Blackwater. I am from Western Canada so writing about Baton Rouge and New Orleans has been interesting... I have an expert on board, Ruthi Kight. She is an author from South Carolina. She is my Southie and helping me get the sayins right!!! My poor editor.
I have learned things like "she could talk the hair off a hound" and "that's as ugly as homemade sin" are integral parts of the South. My daddy and I'm fixin, also important. I had my North Island logging camp version of country in the book, but it was not good enough lol. At all.
I am sorry the book isn't out when expected. Guess the injury kinda saved the book though lol. If I had pubbed, it would have been a mess.
Secondly, is The Lonely.
Due to outrageous amounts of public outcry, I am committing to The Lost Boy being one of three POV books that branch off The Lonely. There will not be a sequel or a prequel or anything. Every book will be stand alone but all attached. Shell and Stuart are getting a book and Sebastian is getting one.
The Lost Boy will be the only one similar in twisted weirdness. The other two will be Contemporary Romance. I am going to be working very hard at keeping the cray cray at bay for those two.
I need to say, I wasn't prepared for this type of success for this book, I didn't even want to publish it lol. But now I am glad I did. One of the ladies in my book club said that we live in a bubble and the books that take us out grant us the ability to see and feel things that aren't normal for us. I loved that. The Lonely did that.
I am so grateful for everyone who sees it for what it is. I know it seems like it's confusing and a split book to the people who don't get it... Aside from those people, I am so pumped the rest of you have been able to see it. The book is bipolar, the girl is bipolar, the boy is worse. It's fractured like the people. If you don't see that and get the layers, it's cool. I'm just sorry you can't see the whole picture I tried to paint. I get it was an extreme way to write. It's not the usual cozy romance or fun BDSM. It's very unique. All of it is unconventional.
The Lost Boy is the opposite. It is the opposite of everything and when you see the two sides of the story you will see the mirror inside of it.
Thirdly, Born 2. This book is going to come out before Blackwater, I think. At this rate it might lol. I have will have more news on this, this week. I personally think I ended up with a bit of a book hangover from The Lonely. I tried to write Blackwater and Born 2 and ended up with The Lonely. Being a panser writer I am stuck with what wants out at the moment. I can't plan books. I try and I always end up with something else. Lol. I also get sidetracked a lot. Born 2 will have news by the end of this week.
Thank you all, your support of my craziness is so amazing. I never knew being a weirdo could be a career. I have a billion tiny moments in my life that all seemed like the best and worst of times. Each one of those moments made me the wingnut I am. Moments like being stuck in a tree hanging by a bra or ziptied and arrested in a Chinese airport and even driving across Canada three times in two months with kids and dogs. It all adds up and makes the stories inside of me crazier and more entertaining. Thanks for being part of it or just enjoying the ride.
I have the best readers!!!