Monday, March 19, 2018

#EndOfAnEra

You guys remember Craze?  Craze is the first book in my Pierce Securities series, and I published it in April of 2015.  That means I worked on it for at least a year before that.  So for the last four years, the Pierce Securities books have been at the forefront of my brain.  Writing them, making them better, marketing them, trying to get readers to like them as much as I do.

And now, with the release of Echo, I have other projects on my plate, and I'm done with the Pierce boys. 

For now.

I won't say I'm not ever writing another Pierce story, because never say never, right?  But I don't have the time, at the moment.  I don't want to write Pierce stories for the rest of my life, honestly.  I have other guys in my head.  I've got firefighters, special forces guys, and some utter romantic beta dudes.

But I'm terrified you won't read them, because they're not Pierce guys.

There.  I said it.

I'm scared.

Pierce Securities has paid my bills, put food on the table, bought my washer and dryer, my laptop, and a new mattress, in addition to copious amounts of beer over the years. 

I'm scared you all won't like my firefighters as much as my securities team.  I'm scared my special forces guys won't have the umph you love so much.  I'm scared my romantic betas won't hold the appeal.  I'm scared I won't sell any more books and I'll have to do something else with my life.

I love writing.  I love making up stories and writing them down for you to read them.  And I love the fact that my readers love them enough to buy them and I can make a living with what I'm passionate about.  That's why I'm nervous about this release.  Simon's story is it for now, for the Pierce Securities guys.

Don't get me wrong.  I have other story ideas involving these men, BUT I really want to write some different stuff too.  I want to finish the Book B!tches series.  I want to write some NEW stuff.

But I want you to love it too.

And it's not that I don't have stories to write.  I have tons of stories.  Like, I would be certifiable if I didn't write them all down.

This is not a woe is me, pity fest, buy my books type of post.  I just wanted to put into words how scary it is to actually end this series.

Like, what if readers don't like my smexy firemen that I've worked so hard to bring in August?  I have a release plan to keep readers from getting bored waiting, and will have them release consecutively--August, September, October, and November.  That's the plan anyway, and I'm working super hard to make that happen.  But what if readers don't buy them?  All the time I've spent is wasted.

And the Book B!tches... I'm planning on hitting them pretty hard, and getting those books out in the next two years.  What if there's no point in that, and the rebranding I have planned, and all the money I spend on that series is totally wasted.

And the series that I really want to write that I haven't even started yet. 

What if I'm completely obsolete and irrelevant when the Pierce Boys are done?

I'm just going to spend the rest of this Monday sobbing in a corner.

2 comments:

  1. I'll read ANYTHING you write! And who wouldn't like those firemen?!

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  2. People will continue to read and love whatever you write, Anne. Because you're an amazing author! <3

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