First, I have to thank all of my new followers for joining me. Welcome. I hope you find something that will validate you for following me!
Okay… now, into the actual news part of this broadcast!
I have finally finished the third draft of my novel, Knight’s Academy. YAY! It’s in the hands of my beta readers now, and I’m waiting on them to get back to me with their findings. I’m crossing my fingers and toes and eyes that they like this one! I love it. I really do. So, I’m hoping that came across in my writing!
But, I’m still nervous. I always have this fear that people will hate my writing, and since this is something COMPLETELY NEW for me, it’s doubly scary!
But, there’s nothing else I can do but wait and pray and hope that they don’t completely despise it. And in the mean time I will finally get to write again!
I have missed writing. Oh, editing is “great” and all, but writing – there’s nothing like it! I have had this new novel in works for 6 years! That’s right. 6 years! And I’m on the 6th draft of it! I’m liking it a lot more too. I might even say LOVING it more. Does that sound conceited about my own writing? Oh well, I do love it.
There’s something else I’d like to say. As I have already announced, I will be publishing Knight’s Academy and the other two books of the trilogy under the name Nicki Collins because of the HUGE genre jump. I’m a Christian author who writes suspense novels. This is a YA Fantasy full of vampires and werewolves. People will know that I am indeed Nicki Collins, BUT a lot of authors have discussed how I should probably just publish it under my name.
I’m a little apprehensive about that because I don’t want to mislead my readers. What is your opinion about publishing something under a different name but letting others know you wrote it too?
I could really use some help with this. I’m so confused!!