I'm in the middle of The Reaping, and it's consuming my creative energy. I thought writing a sequel would be breezy--the characters are already there, I have the basic story in my head, I know where this book ends--but it's not. It's been anything but easy.
For some reason already having characters doesn't help. I mean, there are new characters with new stories to create. Terra meets new allies and makes new enemies. And the story is just intense. I wrote Bound as a way to get out of the scary, intense world of The Burn, and it was welcome therapy. Now getting back into dystopian New America, I find I'm exhausted. Not in a bad way, but I don't have a lot of creative energy for other things.
So I apologize for the lack of blog posts lately. Good news, though. The Showers of Books giveaway hop starts Friday, so check back here Thursday evening (my giveaway post will be up early) for a chance to win a signed paperback or an ebook of Bound! How's that for making it up to you? :)