Today I would like to give a warm welcome to one of my favorite Brazen authors, Katee Robert!
The Sophomore Slump. We’ve all heard of it. We all dread it. It can mean different things – you’re second book out, the second book in you series – but it’s a very real scary thing for authors everywhere. Okay, maybe not. Maybe it’s just me.
I went into the first book in my Come Undone series all bright eyed and bushy tailed. It was the first in a lot of ways—my first Brazen, the first time I plotted out a book from beginning to end, the first time I wrote a heroine who was actually kind of a good girl. It was all new and brilliant and I rushed through the first draft as if I were on a bender, waking up two weeks later and going “What the hell did I just write?”
And then… People liked it. A lot. Suddenly this little book is soaring up the charts and bypassing every point where I said, “No way THIS will happen.” Except it did. It surprised everyone, me most of all. And it was awesome and scary and fun.
Then it came time to write the second book. I will admit, I got too much inside my own head. I bit off more than I could chew, and I shot myself in the foot more times than I care to count.There were days when I was pretty sure I was a total hack and the belief I could even string two words together was questionable at best.
Eventually, I went back to the drawing board altogether and started fresh.A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into Chasing Mrs. Right. Because my team and I refused to put out anything less than the best, and it was hard work (I know you’re laughing at me—writing books is hard work, Katee, DUH. To that I say—yes, yes it is).
But I’ll tell you a secret. I love Ian’s book all the more because of it. He has a depth that we didn’t really see in Gabe (though I love Gabe like a love song). He’s tortured and stubborn and has some serious hurdles to overcome. Roxanne isn’t much better (can we say commitment-phobe?). They are damaged and hilarious and I hope you enjoy this book as much as I do.
Entangled is giving away an eBook of Chasing Mrs. Right to one reader. Just leave a comment on this post and fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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