I know I don't grace this blog with my presence as much as I should but... well... life always seems to be happening. And words on pages. I've been spending my time plugging away hardcore at Resist, my next book. Writing is a funny thing sometimes. I expected to have Here We Are (the sequel to Here All Along) be the next story I write. But then other characters started to whisper to me, then yell at me until I had to dive into their worlds.
First it was one story idea (titled Unexpected), then Resist came along... and wouldn't stop. Both started out as short stories. Not only short stories, but slightly different stories that developed into something much better... and then something that couldn't be told as a short story. Unexpected has evolved into story that will become a full-length novel, and Resist will be a novella that leads into a full-length sequel titled Longing.
I'm very pleased to finally report that the first draft of Resist is complete! I can't wait to share it with you... once I work out all the minor details of revising and editing, of course. I will be having a cover made soon *crosses fingers* so be on the lookout for that. I have the most perfect picture picked out for it. I'm crossing my fingers (again) that nobody else has used this picture. I have a couple back-ups, but still.
Anyways! On to the point of this...
Since all you really know is the title of the next story, you probably want to know what it's about, right? Well, I'm happy to say that there is a synopsis for it... and here it is!
Resist by Lilly Avalon
Allegra Maxwell is sick of the monotony of life. It's all work and no play, and right now she wants to play. She shows up to an annual company meeting with one goal in mind: have a one night stand with a stranger. What she didn't count on is Devlin Pierce walking through the door.
When Allegra first met Devlin, she knew he would be nothing but trouble. After he proved her theory to be true last year, she made a vow to never have anything to do with him again. He's the last person she wants to see, and he knows it. He refuses to leave her alone though. As much as she tries to fight it, the pull he has on her is undeniable. Her ability to resist him proves impossible when Devlin makes her an offer she can't refuse.
One night. That's all he asks and all she wants. Or is it?
Resist is going to be approximately 20,000 words, which means it's a novella. I'm aiming for a release date somewhere mid-to-late August (haven't quite picked a day yet, but I will soon).
For everyone curious about Here We Are, the continuation of Hazel and Adrian's love story... Once I finish and publish Resist, it is my next priority. I'm currently working on an outline in between other projects and I'm hoping to have most (if not all) of it mapped out when the end of August comes. I have several scenes noted, and some fully written out. So it's coming along slowly at the moment, but I'll be able to go full speed hopefully very soon. Hazel's been bugging me lately, so, well, she needs to speak!
Anyhow, I hope all is well with all of you guys! I hope to have more things to share with you soon.