Monday, February 17, 2014

PROMISE ME FOREVER - Last Update


Soooo, I have some announcements to make. Some of these are harder to say than others. I have been putting off telling ANYONE until the very last possible second because...I don't want to disappoint anyone. I'm going to be honest and real with ya'll, because I think that is what you deserve and what I try to be all the time.

Here's the meh news. Let me start off by saying about three weeks ago, realization hit me. I didn't like what I wrote for Promise Me Forever. Sure, I loved parts in it...but the story was just...off. I felt like I was purposely putting my beloved characters through the ringer AGAIN just for the sake of creating a plot line and in all honestly, it made me feel really guilty and I didn't feel it was the right thing to do for this story.

So with 6 weeks to my release date...I had to decide what to do and let me tell you guys....this was absolutely heartbreaking. Yes, do DO write for myself, but I write for you guys as well and I made myself SICK for DAYS over this decision. I needed to do what was best for my story and my characters, but I didn't want any of my readers to feel cheated or disappointed. You guys mean the world to me. Without you, I wouldn't be doing what I love.

My choices were to either A) Pull PMF entirely and add in an epilogue to PMT. B) Put out a book that I was NOT confident in and that dragged a story along just for the sake of making a full length novel. OR C) Write a novella.

After lots of soul searching, I ended up with a novella. It's about 23K words of what I've always wanted to give Charlie and Jhett - their happily ever after. It's NOT the same premise as the original blurb...I have since changed it to the new version. It will go up for 99c and stay 99c. There will also be "lost scenes" from my original manuscript of PMF that I will be releasing on my blog...because some of them I LOVE so much but they didn't fit in with the new story and I will be sure to link those in the back of the book as well so they are easy to find!

*Sigh* This is so hard for me, you guys. Those who know me well know I carry emotions with me heavily. I want everyone to be happy and when it comes down to do, I need to be happy too and in order for me to do that, I needed to finish Charlie and Jhett's story and move on with other content. This doesn't mean that I am completely done with them - in the future there may be some spin off novels *cough*Jhett's backstory*cough* but I have no promises if and when those will happen.

What I am excited about it working on my new and upcoming projects. I am SO amped to finish writing Echo of Silence (Changers Series) and my newest WIP, A Suspense titled Rebel Souls, and even a few other stories that no one may see until the end of this year. I can feel them just flowing through me all the time and I hope you as my readers and friends will share that excitement for all the new things and understand where I am coming from.

Like I said, I love you guys and have cherished the continued support and you all waited patiently for Promise Me Forever to get here. Really, you all rock.

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