I’m still alive!

If you’ve stalked me on Facebook or you’re subscribed to my Newsletter where things get real, rambly, and occasionally ridiculously crazy, you may know I’ve been sick since December. I’m in the last stages of testing with the doctors now (thank god, it’s not been fun), and I have my last test in four weeks (the one where they stick a camera down your mouth and spy on your stomach). They suspect inflammation due to my mono in September or stomach ulcers caused by a virus/bacteria/whatever it was I had in December, but I’ll know for sure in about a month.

Since I’ve been feeling like death and spending most of my time curled up on the floor, I haven’t made anywhere near the amount of progress I wanted to have made on book 3 by now, but I have made some, and judging by what I’ve done and seen and noted so far, book 3 will be the fattest of all the books. It’s gonna be THICK guys. THICK!

Anyways, I’ve started feeling a little better so hopefully my floor dwelling days are mostly in in the past, and I’ll make sure to update my blog with my progress soon! (Yes, I’m talking about another editing ramble, and yes, you will like it dammit!)

Stay safe, read all the books, enjoy your forced hermit status for a little while longer, and I’ll update you all again soon <3

10 Responses

  1. Take you’re time, I’m sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well. I’ve dealt with kidney stones during my pregnancy and after birth. I’m over test and hospitals so I know how you feel about being glad it is the last test! Haha. Can’t wait for the third book 😭

  2. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope the worst is passed you now. I can’t wait for book #3. Take care

  3. Even if you were just taking time off for yourself after finishing a massive and impressive sequel! Hope is such a great character. I feel like a lot of authors really rush the “recovery” aspect of a main character who suffered a traumatic event in the first few chapters, and I appreciate how real and honest Hope feels. I also love how Lucian kind of turned out to be SO DIFFERENT than I thought he would be, but was still exactly in line with how you presented him in the first book. I have so many spoiler-y thoughts I want to talk to you about, but don’t want to ruin anything for people who read your blog but haven’t read the second book yet! Needless to say, I love how you played with expectations and furthered hints you made to his backstory in the first one to make him much more complex in this book. I’m so excited to learn more about Jason and Ash. (I’m not usually a reverse harem reader–I think they are great, but I tend to like one of the guys WAY more than the others, which is a personal thing that just makes that type of story hard for me. But I love all of Hope’s guys.)

    Which is all to say: You created a wonderful, HUGE sequel in less time than it takes a lot of traditionally published books to go through the works. I know there is a lot of pressure on indie authors to get things done quickly (which, quite frankly, I don’t really understand), and I deeply appreciate you taking the time to make the book exactly how you wanted it. As far as I am concerned, you can take as long as you need to do the same with the third book. I’ll just spend the time in between day dreaming while running about what can possibly come next AFTER THAT LOVELY, PERFECT, RUDE CLIFFHANGER.

    I hope you feel better soon. I look forward to your thick book. And I know you are going to want to move on to your other book-babies after, but Hope is SUCH A GOOD CHARACTER (they all are, but I love her so much for her realistic vulnerability) that I’m sort of hoping you’ll just make this a forever lasting series? I’ll get over it (question mark)

    1. Hi Lauren, and thank you so much for the wonderful words❤ I’m really glad you enjoyed both books, and I love that you appreciated Hope and her journey to healing. And YAY so happy you like all the guys–though having a favorite is definitely allowed! I do–although it changes all the time depending on how stubborn and demanding they’re being while I’m writing, haha!

      Thank you, I appreciate that, and I really appreciate that you’re willing to wait if it means a better book! I really want to make sure the last do the characters justice, and I definitely don’t want a rushed, half-assed ending! And you’re not the only one who’s wanting this series to go on forever! But like I’ve told my group, I’m planning on writing some extra epilogues and maybe some spin-offs where you’ll see Hope and the guys again!

  4. Hi,
    I’ve just finished Assembly and found myself well and truly blue balls’ed lol. I could have sworn I saw that you’d completed the trilogy when I found the first book…. it’ll teach me for book shopping in the wee hours of the morning haha.

    I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been unwell, I truly hope you are better soon. Being unwell is horrible. If you’re anything like your characters you’ll have the strength to get through.

    I am so so ready for the 3rd book… I’ve been waiting a whole 10 minutes for it now lol, but seriously it’s invaded my life. One of those books I just have to find 10 minutes here and there, in places/times I never thought I had 10 minutes spare before, to catch up with what Hope and the guys are doing. I read a lot and the way you write is soo descriptive and vivid, it’s unlike any other author I’ve happened upon. Your writing skills are impeccable.

    So from a very new fan…. Thank you, I can’t wait to read the final (?) installment, and most of all I hope you get better soon ❤.

    Leah x

    1. Hahaha sorry about the blue balls Leah😆 Yeah I finished the first draft of the trilogy in one go (minus the last couple chapters), but there’s A LOT to edit and add and re write. Book 1 and 2 had so much stuff change from first to final draft (not to mention, between the two, I added over 120k words–which is like a 500 page book–during edits) so there’s a lot that needs changing in book 3!

      Thank you! It hasn’t been fun but I have my last test on wednesday so fingers crossed they find out what’s happening!

      I’m so so happy you enjoyed both books so much, and I really hope you’ll love book 3 as well when it’s ready <3

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