RH Trilogy

RH Trilogy

If you read my last post (which-let’s face it-no one has) I’m writing a long ass Reverse Harem story. At first it was going to be one book, but the more I wrote the more I realized there was more to tell. 100 000 words in and the writing was still flowing, the story was growing, and the characters wouldn’t stop yakking my ear off!

One thing I quickly noticed about RH when I started writing it was that there are so many main characters with their own voice, their own desires, flaws, and needs, that to fully flesh them out you often need more pages than the industry standard demands, especially for books that aren’t part of a longer series. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read plenty 50k words books that I’ve absolutely ADORED, but as a voracious reader I love long books. Love, love, LOVE them. But the reason I love them isn’t only because it means I get more story. No, it’s because longer books have more time to delve into crucial character development and the growth of the relationships. And when I’m reading RH, that’s what I’m looking for; fleshed out, compelling characters with nuanced personalities that you can easily tell apart when they appear in the book.

So that’s what I have tried to do. The characters have truly come alive for me-hopefully they will for my readers as well-and one of the things they have demanded is that their story must be told in full. For me, that means one book isn’t enough. So instead I will be publishing three books (or a trilogy if I’m being fancy) that will contain the complete series. Based on my current, unfinished draft (currently 400 000 words in) each book will be around 130 000 words, which is around 500 pages (I think?)

So there you have it, my non-existent blog readers, my trilogy is almost finished its first draft. Once done, I have some rewriting of book 1 to be done, then it’s off to edits and then I’ll publish it while editing book 2 and book 3. I’m aiming for no more than 30 days between releases, faster if possible!

6 Responses

  1. AthenaH says:

    Had I known about you in the past I most certainly would have followed your blog. Your process is facinating!!

    • Erica Woods says:

      Thank you! I haven’t been great at updating it lately, and now that I’ll be doing newsletters I don’t know what I’ll be posting where, but I’m glad to have at least one person reading because the majority of the time when I was writing this, I was writing it to no one! Haha

  2. MC says:

    Hey,
    Just wanted to let you know I smashed out hunted today and LOVED it (so I’m here stalking your website for more details). Can’t wait for the next one!

    • Erica Woods says:

      YAY! That makes me so happy to hear! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. There a spoiler thread in my facebook group if you want to see/leave theories on anything. I’m so so so glad you loved my book <3

  3. Joanna Poole says:

    Wow!!! So inspiring, just finished hunted. Could not put it down, dying to know when the next book is out! A great page turner, with a Stella story line… Can’t wait to find out if Hope is a wolf too? Xx πŸ˜‰

    • Erica Woods says:

      Thank you! I’m so happy you enjoy the book, and I love that you have questions! I want to tell everyone so bad, but I don’t want to be spoilery, so I can just say you’ll have to wait and see… πŸ˜€

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