As some of you know, I have been working extremely hard to finish my newest book Temptation. I have never, since starting this career path, have I wrote so much in this short amount of time. I can finally say I am done writing Temptation! The feelings are overwhelming, and honestly I'm sad the story has ended. I wanted to keep writing about the characters, about their lives, and how they continued to grow together. But, all good things must come to an end.
I will admit, when I wrote those two wonderful words, "The End", I cried a little. This is my third book and every single time I finish, I still cannot believe it. I never thought I would be where I am now in the indie world. To be quite honest here, I never expected to get here. I started writing because I loved to put words down and I loved how things continued to flow into a story. Worshipped will always be that one book that sticks with me forever. It was the starting point to all this, and it's still surreal to me. I love this feeling. It's hard to describe, but I will try.
Knowing I am doing something I love, well it's bringing me more happiness that I ever thought I could feel. Finishing something that I've worked so hard on is the best feeling ever. Writing has always been my escape, my way of going into a different world and experiencing a million different emotions. I try so very hard to make my readers feel those emotions. I want you guys to experience what I feel while you read my work. I feel this surge of accomplishment, pride, but most of all, I am proud of myself.
I love that I had my awesome fan group and my wonderful sister in law, pushing me to finish this book. There is no greater feeling than seeing how many people want to read what I create. I hate this book is over. I really do. It's the longest book I've ever written, and also my very first standalone. Temptation was my challenge in a lot of ways. The story line is completely out of my normal writing, and just knowing I've put together something different is amazing. I never thought this book would go the way it did. I never in my wildest dreams thought it would be what it is.
Temptation is now in the hands of my beta readers and my amazing editor. I'm so nervous for them to read it. I want everyone to love it as much as I do. There's no greater feeling than to read what betas have sent back, telling me how much they love the characters, and how much they already want more of them. Maybe one day I'll come back to them and write more. Right now, I think it's perfect the way it is. I know I already miss writing about them, and I like that I left it the way I did.
Possible novella for them later.
Now, it's time for me to relax and get my mind back into the darker side of things. The Worshipped series will continue on, and I hope to release book 3 in the beginning of next year. Jason and Karen's story is not over. Far from it actually. But, I have to get my mind back into their world. And it's a 180 from Temptation.
But I love it. And wouldn't change it for anything in the world.
I know this post is longer than my normal ones. I just felt the need to post this and to let everyone know how amazing it is to reach a dream. And I normally don't do sappy posts. LOL. I guess I'm feeling more emotional than I normally do on this one. There were parts in Temptation while I was writing that I had to walk away, because my emotions were all over the place. I cried when they did. I was angry when they were. But when they were happy, I was too. Maybe this means when you read this, or if you decide to pick it up, you will feel the exact same way.
I hope so, that's my main goal here.
Until next time...