It’s finally here! We’re just ten days away from the release of my fifth book, Feeling Himself Forgotten. I’m so glad to finally be able to say I’m finished with it and to be putting it out there for my readers to enjoy. Despite the story being a cozy little romantic comedy and a sequel to my second book, Stealing Wishes, it’s been one of the hardest to complete.
I originally started writing it back in 2012 but abandoned it when I got the idea to write Dickinstein. I finished writing Feeling Himself Forgotten in 2013 and quickly placed it with an Ebook publisher. I signed a contract with them in 2014 but that fell through in 2015.
Yep, it had been 4 years since I started writing it. I was just about ready to give up. Earlier this year, I blew the dust off the manuscript and started editing it. When I was done, I sent it off to my editor in April and got it back in May. And I finished my final revision this month.
I’m publishing it myself through CreateSpace so that I can make it available more quickly. I’ve sat on manuscripts before, but not this long. I wrote Are You Sitting Down? in 2007, but sat on the complete manuscript for 3 years before deciding to publish it myself in 2010, and today it’s my most popular book. I’m not sure why I chose to wait other than I remember thinking it either wasn’t that good or after I had finished it, the book scared me a little.
I’m also ready to start a new project. I’m eager to write and it’s hard to do that when you’ve got a book waiting in the wings. Think of it as if you were pregnant. All your attention is on your baby, and it’s hard to think about doing anything else. I’m starting to feel like I can finally start writing something else, a feeling I haven’t had in several years now.
So there we have it. The Kindle edition is available for pre-order now. Just click on the book cover above. The release date is July 1st. And a paperback edition will follow sometime in July.
I hope you like it. I never thought I’d write a sequel of any kind, and I have my friend and editor, Gabriella West, to thank for that. One day in an email she casually asked about what would have happened to Auden after Stealing Wishes, and that got the wheels turning. You’ll get to read all about it on July 1st!