The experiment continues as I move into writing the sixth book in the Rivals in Love series. So far I’m surviving and perhaps thriving.
The idea appealed to me and made sense. I knew when I wrote and released the first two books, I would need to continue what I envisioned to be a six book series. Then I hit the lull for a few months after Love on Board released, and then nothing. No traction on those first two books and nothing coming from me.
I didn’t panic. I confessed to you, the readers of my blog, and I read and researched. That’s when I came across the concept of the Rapid Release. I decided to give it a try even though Books One and Two had released in 2017 and 2018 respectively. But I pulled them down from Amazon while I began Love on Track, Book Three in March. This book releases September 17.
I wrote Love on Air, Book Four, in May and June. Then onto Book Five, Love on Course, in July and most of August. Both are finished and awaiting final edits and then publishing in October. Currently, I’m furiously writing Book Six, Love on Stage. By the end of September, I’ll move on to the final book, Love on Holiday, a novella starring the parents who face their own romantic dilemma.
And I’m having a blast even with the self-imposed pressure of deadlines. One of my beta readers remarked that Love on Course, written in less time than all of the previous four books, is her favorite book of them all so far.
That’s because I am writing every single day. Some days I have bursts of creative energy and put down 5,000 words. Other days when life interrupts I might only write a paragraph or a page, but I’m in the book, and the book lives in my head. Also, I know this family intimately now. All of the Crandall siblings appear in all the previous books as secondary characters but when it comes their time to tell their story, I know enough about them to bring them into third dimensional view.
Whether this concept of releasing one book in a series on the heels of the one before it does anything for my career, I have no idea. And here’s the beauty of doing what I love. I’m all right with however it turns out. I’m writing, and more importantly, I’m loving it again. That’s a great gift to me.
I hope your September skips lightly into autumn. Leave a comment and let me know how it goes in your world.
In celebration of the new release and the start of the rapid releasing era, the first book, Love on Trial, is only $0.99 on Kindle until September 23, 2019. Grab your copy today and head to Chicago to meet the Crandall family who keep adding to the family table each week.
Love on Trial Book One
Only $0.99 cents until September 23, 2019
Two lawyers on opposite sides of the aisle despise one another…at first.
Love on Board Book Two
He worries he’ll never find love. She fights to follow the career of her choosing.
Love on Track Book Three
Childhood history between a race car driver and an event coordinator collide at the Indy 500.
Love on Air Book Four
Preorder – Release date, October 1
Two TV newscasters find they have many things in common, except how they cope with trauma and stress.
Love on Course Book Five
Preorder – Release date, October 22
A chef and a public relations director share interests but the relationship stagnates from a lack of commitment.