Time really does fly when you’re having fun. I was puttering around in my Amazon KDP account yesterday and my eye fell on the day I uploaded Fool for Love. That happened to be 19 November 2012. I had no way of knowing this at the time (all I knew was that I desperately wanted to write a series set in Hong Kong featuring sexy lesbians) but the High Rise series took things to a different level for me. Most e-mails I get from readers are about the series, stating either a preference for Alex & Maddie or Nat & Isabella (still about a 60/40 edge for Alex & Maddie).
Of course, Fool for Love has been free for a while, and if you haven’t tried it yet.. what are you waiting for? 😉 Anyway, writing a series is so much fun because, when it’s done, you end up with a novel-length work (which readers really seem to appreciate), but while you’re writing it, it doesn’t feel like writing a novel because the separate novellas are much shorter. All of this to say, I think I may have to start a new series in 2014… 😉
But, before that, I need to finish Summer’s End, of course. As my wife gently pointed out after reading it… it may need some work (*). I know what needs to be done though, and as it happens, Summer’s End is set (mostly) in Thailand and I’m going to Phuket this weekend. This week I’m knee-deep in edits for the Christmas mini-anthology and Laila Blake’s amazing novella Driftwood Deeds (to be released by A Hotter State in December!), but next week when I come back, I hope to finish the rewrites Summer’s End needs, inspired by a few evenings of drinking cold beer and eating delicious Thai food while watching the sunset on the beach like my characters (if the weather forecast is anything to go by, though, I’ll mostly be seeking shelter from thunderstorms, but hey, it’ll still be hot.)
(*) Maybe I shouldn’t be publishing this on my blog, but I did promise to share the entire writing process of Summer’s End and, let’s face it, hardly anyone writes stellar first drafts… 😉