I know, I know.
Which brings me to the point of this post, I guess.
When I sat down to plan out this year sometime back in September, I knew exactly what I wanted to work on. Key word: wanted. Problem is, what I want and what I get aren't always the same thing. In fact, they are often the exact opposite. My heart was full, my motivation meter maxed out, and I set out to work on a few of the series that have gone by the wayside. Southern Boy Mafia, Austin Arrows, etc. And here I am, thirty days into the new year and what have I been working on?
Do you really want to know?
Fine. I'll tell you. I started off with the next Southern Boy Mafia book. Worked and worked and worked on it. Or rather, I pretended to be working on it. A few words here and there. Nope, not happy with it. Convinced myself that tomorrow was a new day, today I would just relax, take a deep breath and get back in touch with the characters. And that was the process for nearly two weeks. Everything hinged on tomorrow. Right up until I started writing a M/M standalone. Can you say distracted? Yep. That's me.
And because I am getting frequent messages asking about this series or that one, I figured I would give you a little insight into each of them and my current status.
Austin Arrows: I didn't initially intend for this to become a series. However, I did leave it hanging for one more book. It is my plan to release Heath's book toward the end of this year. Provided all goes well.
Club Destiny: Done. With the exception that it spun off to the Office Intrigue series. Some might recall meeting Trent Ramsey. Well, he's behind the BDSM club in this series and you even have a book for him (again, something a lot of people don't know).
Dead Heat Ranch: As you might know, this one overlaps with The Walkers of Coyote Ridge. And while I want to keep the series going, it's officially stalled right now. I'm not sure I can get it back.
Devil's Bend: completed with those to books. In truth, I expected Chasing Dreams to be a standalone, yet it ventured into one more book.
Sniper 1 Security, Southern Boy Mafia, & Devil's Playground: Technically, these could be combined into one series. The books are written sequentially and are meant to read in order. There are currently 7 in total, but I'm not sure where these are going at the moment. As much as I want to continue them, even set out to write them, I get stonewalled by the characters. The good news: they are complete in that the characters you've met and gotten to know each have their own book. The secondary characters were to follow, but I didn't leave any major cliff hangers.
And that's it.
To sum it up, as of right now, I have every intention of continuing The Walkers of Coyote Ridge, Misplaced Halos, Office Intrigue and forging ahead with some standalone books.
As much as I want to write every book, I'm finding it difficult at the moment. Will that change? Sure, it's possible. Who knows, I may wake up tomorrow and have a long chat with one of the characters from a previous book. They never fail to surprise me. But until that happens...
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in the suburbs of Austin, Texas with her husband and their youngest of three children. The two older ones have flown the coop, while the youngest is in high school. When Nicole is not writing about sexy alpha males and sassy, independent women, she can often be found with a book in hand or attempting to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on social media and interacting with her readers - even when she's supposed to be writing.