Earlier this year, I decided to do this big experiment where I independently publish one book a month for the rest of the year and everyone thought:
- I was depressed or something.
- I was going to kill my career in traditional publishing.
- I was going to burn out doing that on top of podcasting, editing, coaching, and just humaning.
This is going to sound weird, but it’s really hard to only publish one book a month.
Why is that?
It’s kind of addictive being in charge of your own work and having deadlines and getting it out there.
This is especially true because I’m really excited about these books and I’m especially excited about THE DUDE/JESSICA GOODFEATHER SERIES and the BAR HARBOR ROSE series and I’m working on the third and fourth books in each of those right now. And it’s so fun! And scary. And it’s getting sexier.
I also have a couple of ideas for a crime procedural and a romance brewing, but those are big steps for me. So, I’m focusing on these book babies right this second.
I just want to let everyone know that INCHWORMS (The Dude Series Book 2) is out and having a good time as Dude competes for a full scholarship at a prestigious Southern college and getting into a bit of trouble.
Here’s what it’s about:
A fascinating must-read suspense from New York Times bestseller Carrie Jones.
A new chance visiting a small Southern college.
A potential love interest for a broken girl obsessed with psychology.
A damaged group of co-eds.
A drowning that’s no accident.
A threat that seems to have no end.
And just like that Jessica Goodfeather aka Dude’s trip away from her claustrophobic life in Maine to try to get an amazing scholarship to her dream school has suddenly turned deadly. Again.
So What Is My Point?
My point is that it can be fun to take risks and do what you want to when it comes to creating. And it’s okay to do that. Once you start worrying about what people might think or that they might judge you, you start holding yourself back. Don’t hold yourselves back, okay? You’ve got this.
THE UPCOMING BOOKS
November – ALMOST DEAD, an adult paranormal set in a Maine campground. It’s so much fun. So quirky.
December – When You Bring Them Back, YA paranormal – This title might change. 🙂
January The People Who Leave. Third in the Dude Series!
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