Today is when the real nerves set in for me, especially on a new series and these two questions go through my head constantly: Will people read? Will they like it?
The simple answer is always the same: Some people will “get” me and some will not. After publishing more than 40 books, you would think I’d be okay. Truly I am, but I never relax until that first negative review hits. After that, life goes back to writing normal. And yes, the great reviews still matter. I re-read them after reading the bad review and I’m always so thankful that people took the time to share their reading experience and sooth my shattered soul (okay, that’s a little bit of an exaggeration but you get the picture).
The biggest problem I have right now is settling down and getting anything done. For this release I’m trying something new and have a project that’s due in two weeks. It might kill me, but it also might help the restlessness I go through. I’m keeping this project close to my heart so I can’t even whisper it to you. When it’s complete, I’ll spill the beans.
Two days doesn’t seem like a long time. To this writer, it’s a lifetime!
Tomorrow I’ll give a little behind the scenes for Shadow.
To have a great thriller, you need a great protagonist. Meet the Hellhounds. They run in packs, have sharp, poisonous claws and teeth and kill out everyone in their path.
First came electromagnetic pulses that took out power, then came the terrifying monsters from beneath the surface to wipe out humans, then came their savior, another monster who gives humanity one chance.
Shadow Warriors lived among humans for hundreds of years. Arriving from a war ravaged world, they simply want to live in peace and become farmers and learn to control their savage nature. They only come out of hiding when hellhounds attack humans and annihilate the world.
After saving humanity, the new government tries to control and study them causing another war that no one can win. After killing the Warrior’s leader, King’s uncle, the warriors go on a rampage until the U.S. government signs a peace treaty.