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Getting close

to release day for Into the Lair :woot: I’ve re-entered the blogging world and have a post up over at Writeminded today. I’m still busier than a one armed paper hanger, but hopefully things are starting to calm down around these parts.

Starting to get some wonderful reader feedback on Into the Lair and Be With Me. Getting some nice reviews too. These were two books I was worried about for very different reasons. One was a whole lot easier than the other to write, which brings it’s own set of concerns.

Some books are hard. Really hard to write. I put everything I have into every single book I write, but sometimes they come easy and the words flow and the characters speak to me and it’s all I can do to keep up as the words spill out. Other books it’s like pulling teeth. Each and every word is agonized over, second guessed, reworked. I tears stuff up, tell my editor I quit, tell anyone who will listen that I can’t do it and that I’m currently penning the worst piece of shit ever known to man.

It’s THOSE books that are soooo satisfying when they turn out okay and readers tell me they love them. I’m always so surprised, shocked and so very grateful when a reader tells me they enjoyed one of my books, but when it’s a book that I’ve struggled SO much with, it makes me even more grateful that I fought so hard to get it right.

5 thoughts on “Getting close”

  1. LindaP says:

    Which one was hard to write?

  2. Angela H. says:

    I love your stuff, and can’t wait for Into the Lair and Be with me. So I am very glad when you decide not to quit…lol. Keep your chin up and know your books keep me sane while my husband is deployed and I am a taxi service for twin soccor stars and the best pitcher in Southeast Dixie league baseball. All kidding aside I am glad you and your family weathered the storm safely and are okay so keep rocking away and I look forward to your releases. Have a great day!

  3. Maya says:

    Hi Linda,

    Into the Lair was really hard for me to write because I loved Into the Mist SO much and I absolutely didn’t think that I could ever make Into the Lair near as good.

  4. Maya says:

    Angela, thank you! You have all my hugs and best wishes while your husband is deployed


  5. Lea says:


    I don’t think you have it in you to write a shitty book. I have read everything you have written and have loved every word!

    Keep penning those wonderful stories because I’m sure you have an audience of thousands that will keep reading!

    I know I sound like a stalker/fan girl, but what the hell. :whoo:

    Best Regards
    Lea (I can’t find the licky guy so here is a smoochy guy instead :kissing:)

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