I’m afraid I didn’t realize until after I had pressed “publish” that I was debuting a story about a girl deciding to commit suicide on “Self-Injury Awareness Day” itself. The (sad) irony of the fact did not occur to me until I was lying in bed later and then I wasn’t sure if I should be glad of the coincidence or sorry for it.
But there you have it, I’ve begun posting a new novel! You may have noticed the slew of updates on Figment, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and maybe you’ve even checked it out. I’ve had this story stewing in my brain for…a year and a half maybe? It’s been a little while. But I’m finally really giving it a go, and posting it publicly so I’ll be accountable not to let it fail. 😉
I’m also a little nervous about writing this story, for one major reason: it’s a completely new venture. I haven’t written a book that a) is in third-person present-tense (ever), b) alternates between two viewpoints (ever), or c) is set in a modern, real-world place (with any success). So there’s lots of newness going on. But I’m excited.
Besides, Stella is a mystery to me. I don’t really know as much about her as I would like. And I’m figuring Cal out as well.
So here’s The Plan! I’m going to update Check. every other day, and the other every-other days I’m going to update Finding You! Sound good? I hope so. 😉 Basically there will be some sort of update every day. 🙂
Hopefully “Check” will make an enjoyable read for y’all- please know that you can always tell me a brutally honest opinion on it. It’s a first draft, of course, so there are going to be problems. 😉