Well, this happened today.
William Macauley is a centuries-old vampire who has spent his life atoning for his greatest sin. Olivia Donnelly is trying to move past a recent family tragedy that has left her heartbroken and empty. Their worlds collide when a startling confession sets in motion a series of events that alters Olivia’s understanding of life – and death – as she examines the woman she once was, who she was born to be, and whether William is the missing piece to everything.
For the past several weeks I had been going back and forth on whether or not I should publish my book as a series of shorter novels, or deliver it later this year as one giant tome. After doing some research (goodness, I wish I could find that article that talks about how putting out a series is now considered sexy) and having a number of conversations with fellow authors, my beta readers, and potential customers, I decided to break it up into a series of shorter books.
Once I decided that I was going to break the story up into different books, a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. When I first conceived of this book back in 2008, I knew exactly how I wanted it to end. As I wrote more and more and expanded the story beyond my initial idea, that stopping point came and went and the story grew well beyond my initial idea. As I read through the manuscript this past week, I was so happy to see that my original ending worked out to be a great stopping point in developing an ongoing series featuring the same characters.
I’m excited to put Olivia and William out into the world.