I wanted to write a single book, where the POV didn't shift, but the girl did as a reflection of who she was loving(be honest with yourself, my dears. We are all different people depending on who we are loving), and somehow end up with my readers not hating me for doing it and understanding how the circumstance came to be and why it was necessary. I found that a challenge: the subtle changes of who Chrissie was depending on which man she was with and the lessons she learned about herself with each man. I am extremely pleased with my reader response. No thrown Kindles. A fair percent of my readers liking the second book more. And the quiet war they waging with me over who Chrissie ends up with: Alan or Neil.
But the third book, is my ultimate challenge, partly because I'm aware I have to please everyone #teamalan #teamneil. And I do some shocking breaking those romance rules in the 3rd book, I definitely shake the rooftops with secrets revealed, and my goal is to take the reader on an intense journey where~~with the choices Chrissie has made and the secrets revealed~~ the reader ends liking all my main characters: Chrissie, Alan and Neil. Perhaps not realistic, but heck if you're going to make a goal, make it a tough one. It's not enough for me that the reader merely understands what happens, I want them still to like my characters as they do after book 2 in spite of some things some might think hard to like. But this is my world of beautifully messy people, real people, and it's got to be this way.
I hope I do it well. I don't want to disappoint any of you. You'll let me know if I don't do it well. So I am knee deep the next few weeks writing my ultimate challenge, and I am very excited to find out what you, my readers think, of what Chrissie does with her life and men.
As ever, I wish you Peace.
Oh and One Last Kiss is still 99pennies because I forgot to change it. Oh well, I'm leaving it this way until my next Kindle promotion!