Sunday, November 25, 2012

Abandoning The Baby

My second novel, The Abolitionist's Secret, is due to be released December 3, and I've been spending the last several weeks creating blog posts all over the internet about it. I'm proud of it, and thankful to my wonderful publisher, Crimson Romance, for believing in the Cotillion Ball series. Plus, a portion of the proceeds is going to the Oberlin Underground Railroad Center Project, which makes me happy.

So why do I feel like I'm abandoning The Reluctant Debutante, my debut novel?

I didn't realize what was happening until I began to list my books on the right side of this blog. I put my most recent book first on the page, and it nearly broke my heart to have The Reluctant Debutante relegated to second place. I know I must get over this feeling, since I hope for a long and successful career with many more books to come.

So, I'll continue to promote The Abolitionist's Secret at every opportunity and turn my attention away, reluctantly, from The Reluctant Debutante.

But it will always have a special place in my heart. Ginger and Joseph are my heroes.


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  2. Hi Becky. Your Cotillion series sounds great. Definitely on my TBR list. My second book (a christmas novella) was released one week after my first book came out. Talk about shoving one child aside for another! Since then I seem to duplicate that process. Right now I have three books that came out within two months. Grrr. Got to work on better timing, lol. Best of luck with your books.

  3. Becky,
    You are pretty much my second blog, ever. My first consisted of about ten words. I know what you mean about your first book being your baby. I wrote my time travel, rewrote it, and changed it into a Young Adult book. Changed it back and thought about making the main character into a vampire. Lately, I've been playing around with the idea of making it first person. I think it's because I'm attached to my characters and it's my fantasy. The heroine is me and I'm living vicariously through my words. It’s hard to leave behind something that is so much a part of me, but I’ve kicked myself in the butt and have put my time travel to the side because I need to become someone else and create more adventures.

  4. I agree that it can feel strange to move from one project to another. I write with a partner and often we have had to move on from one project before we felt ready to emotionally. To me, if I can still be in love with our characters after working with them for months it seems that the reader will love them too!

    I loved the Reluctant Debutante and look forward to reading your second baby!