Busy, Busy, Busy

It’s been a minute since I sat down to write a blog.

Things have been happening quickly lately and it’s been a little overwhelming if I’m honest.

I currently have four, yes four, books in production. The Showdown is complete and in the hands of my narrator. It is set for release on August 15th. You can preorder it here.

I released an excerpt from it you can find here.

And because I know some of you haven’t read The Beginning yet, you can find it here.

I’ve started writing book 3 of The Mythical Universe, it will be the final book of Aria and Tyler’s story, but they will still be a big part of the rest of the series. I haven’t nailed down exactly what order the rest of the books I’m working on will be released, there are two novellas and the beginning to the next three-book series within this series that I am currently working on. Getting ahead with my writing has become an important part of my writing process. It’s so much less stress when I have a flare and I don’t feel like I have a deadline looming over me. My self-care completely faltered writing The Showdown, I pushed myself to get it done on some imaginary deadline and that’s not a mistake I want to make again.

My health has been stable lately and I’m taking the opportunity to write as much as I can. I spend probably 10-12 hours a day working on something related to one of my books or social media. As has been said by multiple people since I started this journey, I’m taking it seriously and I want this series to become something. I’m never going to be one of those people who half-ass works on something and then complains when it doesn’t work out. Every book I write will be my best effort, and I know it won’t always be liked by everyone. I’m okay with that as long as I know I stayed true to my characters and did the best I could.

If you follow me on Twitter then you know my advocacy side has been very vocal lately. There are so many things in the world I feel passionate about and I refuse to stay silent about them.

I’ve also been making time to read. I feel horribly behind on almost every popular YA book released in the last ten years. Currently, I’m on book 2 of The Immortals by Alyson Noel. Earlier this year I finally read the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead and I loved it! The Morganville Vampires is next on my list. Even though I don’t write much about vampires, I do enjoy reading about them. Yes, I am aware of the new Stephenie Meyer book, and yes, I am excited about it. I also want to read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer soon. I am SO far behind!!!

 

That’s all for now,

 

Alicen