I fully realise it might be a bit frustrating that Two Hearts Alone is only a novella and you have to wait until March for the next part of the story. I’d like to explain why I’ve divided this book into three novellas instead of just releasing it as one long book.
Too many of my previous books have been commented on as being too short or as ending too abruptly. And I hear you. It’s one of my eternal writerly flaws (as well as not describing the characters enough, even though I usually have a crystal clear picture of them in my head due to one of my favourite activities ever: fantasy casting!)
At the end of 2018, I made it a public goal to write longer books with more satisfying endings. I didn’t succeed in doing this in 2019 because I might have had the goal, but I didn’t have a plan.
Because Two Hearts is so intensely personal and important to me, I didn’t want to screw it up. Although, truth be told, I started with the same old ‘plan’ of giving myself a certain amount of weeks to write the book and then just wing it, like I always do. I will always be a pantser (it’s hard-wired) but I don’t always have to end up with only two days left to write the last chapter. So I decided to take the time I had allotted myself to write an entire book and to use it to only write a novella.
It soon became clear that the story I wanted to tell would never fit into a novella, so I thought: how about a novella for each of the three acts? And how about I give myself ample time to finish each one? Maybe I will, at last, succeed in writing a truly satisfying ending.
This is the reason why Two Hearts is a novella trilogy and not (yet) a full-length novel. It’s, essentially, a hack to trick my stubborn, pantsing writing brain into delivering that long book with lots of depth and an ending that wraps it all up nicely.
I owed it to this book, to myself, but, most of all, to you, my readers.
All of this being said, all three novellas will be bundled into a trilogy box set soon after Part 3 comes out. The price of the box set will be the same as when you buy the three novellas separately. If you prefer to binge-read, then do wait until April to get the entire book in one go.
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