It just occurred to me, here on the eve of my 4th (!) book’s release, that I haven’t given much of an update lately. I should start by saying, anyone who wants to keep up with any news would probably do well to follow me on social media. I’m not exactly prolific on Twitter or Facebook, but I do try to at least hit the big milestones.
This week marks the release of One By One, which is a book that represents several firsts for me. It was the first book that I actually sold BEFORE I wrote it, which up until now was an idea that felt impossible to me. The concept of the story was a solid one that I believed in completely, but it still felt risky. Most writers would probably agree that you just don’t know if a story will come together the way you hope it will, and I’m very happy to say that with One By One, it came together great! It’s already got nearly 50 reviews on Goodreads, almost all of them 4s and 5s, which is exciting to see.
This project felt like a big step forward in terms of making a plan, agreeing on a date, and hitting it. It was a challenge, but a very fulfilling one, and I hope it speaks to my future as a constantly working writer.
So what’s next? Well, earlier this year, I cranked out my first middle-grade novel. It’s a new audience for sure, but it’s still monsters and mayhem all the way through. The book is titled The Unseen Team, and I can’t wait for it to get out into the wild.
On top of that, I’ve been plugging away at a new adult horror novel tentatively titled The Mill. With this book, I set out to make the scariest book I’ve ever written, and in the process, it’s become the longest book I’ve yet done. It’s sitting at 105K so far, and it will likely grow on subsequent drafts.
So, that’s it for me at the moment. I hope that everyone has a chance to read One by One, and if you do, I’d love to hear what you think!