Welcome to another new segment of my blog.
Every month, I'll have a date with a book of mine.
It may take different forms and formats, but every single one will offer more insight into the characters, the behind-the-scenes, and surprises that I won't even know until I have the date.
I was going to pick a first-in-series, but I don't get to talk about sequels often and just because sequels have the same characters, it doesn't mean we can't talk about them without spoiling anything. It doesn't mean sequels don't have exciting stories behind their creation. In fact, sequels have the best anecdotes, in my opinion.
Don't worry. I'll keep this as spoiler-free as possible if you haven't read the book yet. Hopefully after our date, you'll want to read it.
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Writing sequels is hard.
Especially sequels to books that have been brewing a while.
It took me three years to take the leap and write Killer Heart and when I finished I felt such a big burst of emotions that I remember to this day.
The story had been following me for a while. Changing, shifting, evolving. And because I took so much time thinking about that first adventure, the meet-cute, the circumstances that bring Caleb and Wade together, going into book 2 was intimidating.
So much so, that I couldn't write it.
It was so scary every time I tried to plot it, let alone write it, I had to pull away.