When I first began the Weregal Chronicles I was writing for fun. I hadn’t written anything since college so I was a bit rusty and unsure of what I wanted to write about. My college creative writing classes were good, but I never got the warm fuzzies that I was good enough to become published. At that point I also stopped reading for fun and started on some new hobbies that I enjoy.
Fast forward to last spring when I found Relentless by Karen Lynch. I love that book!! Her work introduced me to many new YA authors (including Melissa Haag, another one of my all time favorites) and so began my need to write stories for the characters in my head. Like I said, the Weregal Chronicles was never going to be published, so I just wrote what I wanted to. There was no rhyme or reason to it, and I had no idea what it was going to be about. I had two characters. That was it. No plot.
As I wrote the story took shape and I began to fall in love with it. Now Perfect Scents is more than what I could ever have imagined it to be. These two original characters came alive, and with them came more characters that I’ve watched grow, like children, into who they have become.
I don’t remember when it was that I decided I was actually going to publish Perfect Scents. Every now and then I thought about it, and figured since I was writing I might as well. What would it hurt? Then I would worry that writing would become a job and I wouldn’t want to do it anymore and it wouldn’t be fun. While sometimes I feel the pressure, I’ve never lost the fun of writing these stories. I think part of that is due to those who have beta read Perfect Scents for me. They’ve helped me see my book from many different perspectives and have helped me see where I needed work, but most of all they helped me see a much larger picture than what I’d first imagined.
Like I said, I don’t remember when it was I decided to publish Perfect Scents, but I know that since then I’ve been on an incredible journey, and I’ve learned so much. I can’t wait to continue learning, and I can’t wait to see where this journey continues to take me. The revisions for Book 2 (currently nameless) are underway and the plotline for Book 3 is being fleshed out and solidified. While I know Perfect Scents is coming out soon, I don’t have an exact date yet. When I do, y’all will be the first to know!
Until then, I hope you enjoy the teasers!