I knew it would happen. I do this all the time. Whenever I get sick and tired of working on one story, I hit up another one. In this case, I had slammed head-on into writer’s block with STRIPPED 2. I stopped writing around page 180 and started working on my YA project.
What I thought would be a simple rewrite turned into a massive one. I was going to fix things here and there, but I ended up redoing about 75% of it, working on plotting, pacing, characterization, and ramping up the tension. Just when I thought I couldn’t love that book any more, I found I could. Heck, I think it’s my strongest book to date. But guess what ugly sucker reared its horned head again? Yup. Writer’s block. So, I’ve put my YA aside.
But there’s a happy ending to this story. You see, that freed up a new scenario with STRIPPED 2 and helped me create a beginning that’s more emotionally charged and with much larger stakes. I’m back to loving this book again, even though it’ll probably need a huge overhaul like my YA project had once I’m finished. Either way, it’s great to be back on the half-wolf bandwagon again. My biggest fear is that I’ll suffer from second-book-itis and end up with a flop on my hands. I’m so hoping that’s not the case, but I be sure until I’ve finished the book. Fingers crossed I succeed. 🙂
Oh, and before I forget, a huge THANK YOU to all of you who have purchased copies of STRIPPED. You guys have really made my day. Heck, my entire year. 😀