Monday, March 19, 2018
And now, with the release of Echo, I have other projects on my plate, and I'm done with the Pierce boys.
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.
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 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.