Update on Book 3 and Something New :)
First, I want to let everyone know that I’m still on target for meeting my goal of getting book 3 of the fallen angels series out this fall. I’m so excited about the series and I can’t wait to share the next book with everybody. My announcement has absolutely no affect on when that book will be out. And the reason why I think that was important to say is because I’m going to be publishing a different, unrelated book this summer.
I struggled with whether I should publish this book or sit on it because I was worried that fans of the fallen angels series would think I’d lost interest the series or was “wasting writing time” by focusing on a different project. That can’t be further from the truth. I’ve been dying the write books 3 & 4 of the fallen angels series since I started, and, in all honesty, this book isn’t eating up “fallen angels writing time” because I always write two books at once. When I started to write seriously, I realized that while I couldn’t force myself to write faster (I’m slow, and a book always takes me 6-12 months to write), I could double my output by working on two stories at once (I always “burn out” on a story after a few hours, though it takes longer for me to “burn out” from writing). In general, the two books I work on are really different, which brings me to my next point.
Poisoned is very different from the fallen angels series. It’s still a YA fantasy, and there is plenty of romance, but the book is written in a different voice. It’s darker, more violent, and less funny. Because of this, I’m going to try something different with Poisond’s release.
A lot of you have told me that you want to see sample chapters of the books I’m working on, even if what you read is not exactly what ends up in the final, published version of the book. In fact, that’s probably the most common request I get from readers. I’ll be honest–the mere thought of doing that absolutely terrifies me–but…I think it’s a cool idea so I’ve decided to try it. I’m posting the first part of Poisoned online so fans of the fallen angels series can “try out” this new series before anyone else.
Before I give you the links, I want to say a few things. First, this isn’t my final draft. Certain parts, (especially the beginning, and chapters 6 & 8) will probably change by the time I publish the book. Also, I love getting feedback from readers, so if you want to comment on the story, please do! (You can send me an email, leave me a comment, etc.)
Alright, is this post long enough yet? Yes? Well, those of you who have stuck around are welcome to check out the first part of Poisoned right now here on Wattppad, here on my Katherine Pine website, or you can download it here for free on Smashwords (in mobi, doc, epub, pdf format). Again, if you only want to read the final, completed book, don’t click on the links!
One last thing. I just looked over this post and I realized I hadn’t even told you what the book was about yet! Well, I’ll give you a hint: There is a big blockbuster movie coming out in a few days, starring “that chick who’s in Twilight” (as some of my guy friends say), that I absolutely will not be going to see (even though it looks awesome), because I don’t want to know if Hollywood’s take on one of my all-time favorite fairy tales was better than mine! So if you’re seeing Snow White and the Huntsman this weekend I hope you have a great time, but don’t tell me if you liked it better than Poisoned