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That is really the best way to describe Jeremy Stonehart. When he was Stonehart.
Is he that anymore? I don't know. As he reveals more and more of himself to me, I start to see a glimmer of the man beneath the surface. I start to understand, in some small way, that even evil comes from a source, from some initial seed that sprouted and took hold of a person's soul.
Evil is what Jeremy was. But is it what he will continue to be?
I will only find out by sticking by him until the very end. It is my only choice. It is my only option. It is the only way I will get answers, and the only way that I will get...
To celebrate the release of Uncovering You 6, I put together a boxed set of the first three books. It's available as an Amazon exclusive, free for Prime members and $0.99 for everybody else.
If you have friends who haven't read the Uncovering You books yet, it's the best place to start. It includes Uncovering You 1, 2, and 3.
To help spread the word, I'm running a contest open to everybody. The grand prize is a brand new Kindle Voyage and signed copies of all the Uncovering You books.
There are tons of other prizes, too, including a bunch of giftcards and audiobooks and more.
As always, I can't wait to read your feedback of Uncovering You 6.
Yours in romance,
Quick update from my end: my last blog post elicited tons of applicants for the transcribing spot, which I never expected, even in my wildest dreams.
I've spent the last week or so screening all the different applicants, and I found a great girl to work with. She started today!
I don't have a timeline for completion because this is her first go at it. But she's a fan, just like you, and she knows how many of you there are out there chomping at the bit, waiting to get the next part of the story.
That is to say, she's going to work freaking fast! (No pressure, R. lol)
But, even better, thanks to the time I've saved not having to transcribe, I've already began the next book. And I'm at least a quartet of the way through! So I bet that by the time UY6 is fully transcribed, I'll already have UY7 done as a first draft.
So things will be much faster from here on out. The writing process is now more or less on autopilot.
Thanks for sticking with me :)
Alright, so I know lots of you want an update on the next book. Here it is:
I've been writing non stop since finishing UY5. The series... but moreover, your reaction to it... has exceeded all my expectations from when I began.
When I started, I intended it all to be a quick, 3-book mini serial. One, two, three, and done. This was before the first word I put on paper. As I got to the end of UY 1, however, I knew it would take longer to finish the story (which is still contained in the prologue to book 1). So I planned it out to consist of six books, still short, each about 20,000 words.
Honestly, it began as a side project for me. I had no idea whether anybody would be interested in the story I had to tell. And then I published it... and got all your reactions... and was blown away.
So I still tried to stick to the original 6-book short serial plan. But then I saw you guys asking for more depth. You wanted longer books. You wanted better insights into the characters, their motivations, their interactions, and of course, the central relationship between Lilly and her captor.
That's why the last book (UY5) was delayed. I decided to rewrite it at the last moment to give you that depth. And as I did, something extraordinary happened: I fell in love with the characters.
Before, I knew them, I knew their background, I knew their histories, I knew how they should behave... but I didn't *love* them. Maybe that's a bad confession to make, but it's the truth. I didn't love them because I didn't allow myself to, because I knew that I would have to say goodbye to them shortly.
But after UY5, all that changed. This stopped being a short, little mini series of serials. It became something much more substantial, much more dominant, in my mind.
And suddenly, I had the freedom to really create. I wasn't bound by the 20,000-word word counts. I realized these could actually be full, significant books.
So that's what's been going on. I've been working on UY6 full time and loving it. It's nearing 80,000 words already. That's pretty much the same length as Uncovering You 1 through 4 put together. So yeah, there's a lot more here for you to sink your teeth into.
I'm closing in on the end. This is the first book that I'll probably have to edit to get rid of some fluff, so the final word count might be closer to 60,000. But we'll see.
I'm looking to conclude the book by the 16th. That's next Wednesday. From there, I'll take X amount of days to transcribe it. I don't know how long 'X' is. I can transcribe at 3,000 words an hour, so you guys do the calculation of how many hours I'm looking at with an 80,000 word book. The thing is, I can't do them all in a row... I go crazy after just three hours.
(Transcribing my longhand draft is the only part of the writing process that I hate, because it's just.... drudgery. It's not creative or interesting. It's just me sitting down and forcing myself to literally copy out the words from the paper to the screen. There is no thought involved. A freaking monkey could do it, except that I don't think there's a monkey (or human) alive who can read my handwriting.)
(PS: if any of you reading this post want to give it a try, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would like nothing more than to find someone who can do my transcribing for me. That way the books will come out much faster because I won't have to lose time on those unproductive, non-creative, transcribing days that I hate. You'd obviously get paid, too.)
Once the transcription is done, the book goes off to my editor. She'll take about a week. Then it'll be ready for release.
So that's the long, too-much-information update. The last thing I should say is that I am not going back to short books anymore. At least, not for this series. You've made it known loud and clear you prefer full length books. That's what you're going to get. I don't know how many books there are going to be until we get to the prologue from UY1. I am literally discovering Jeremy and Lilly's story along with you. There's no point on setting a clear number right now and then figuring out that it didn't give me enough space to reach the conclusion.
So there you have it. This is the blog post I should have made weeks ago, but I've been writing. Now, at least, you know where things stand in terms of UY6, the remaining books, the release schedule, and about my writing process a bit more. Post comments below, I'll check my site again in a few days and answer any questions or concerns you have.
Oh my gosh, you guys can't believe how excited I am to share this book with you.
I really poured everything I have into it. I knew I had to do something special to make up for the delay. I'll wait for your reviews before passing judgment, because only you can tell me whether I've succeeded or not... but I've got a good feeling.
This book moves the story along at breakneck speed. We start where UY4 left off, with Lilly being left in the dark... but we quickly move on from there. Questions are answered, new ones are raised, and there are some enormous revelations that come up in this book.
I really hope you girls love it. And I really hope you forgive me for the delay. But honestly... this version of the book is so much better than what I had originally.
Uncovering You 5: Confessions
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