I have been busy over the last few days making decisions, editing manuscripts, writing some new stuff and doing research into e-publication.
I have been to-ing and fro-ing over the next book to post. I was trying to choose between Extraordinary Part 2 and The Secrets We Keep Part 1.
Extraordinary Part 2 is of course the second half to the already posted novel on this site. The Secrets We Keep Part 1 is the same story told from Alex's perspective, which does provide some insight into his thoughts and motives for doing what he does. His story runs in parallel with Cassie's, however it does have some spoilers - including some plot lines and information that don't come up in Cassie's story until near the end of Extraordinary Part 2.
I have decided, based on that point alone, to post Extraordinary Part 2 as the next Novel-In-Progress on the site. The Secrets We Keep was written in such a way that it is actually designed to read after Extraordinary, however it can also stand alone and be read without Extraordinary having been read.
For those who are planning on skipping over a "retelling of the same old story" and not read The Secrets We Keep for fear of boredom, or repetitiveness, consider this:
I have written Extraordinary in such a way that there are certain "gaps" in Cassie's knowledge/ awareness of what is happening, that can only be filled in by reading The Secrets We Keep. It is not so obvious in the first book - mostly relating to Alex and Amaia, and how they interact, but it becomes more obvious in the second part that Extraordinary has information "missing" that can only be filled in by reading The Secrets We Keep .
I don't mean that Extraordinary is incomplete, or missing vital information, but there are certain things that happen, that the reader hopefully puts down to Alex's mysterious nature, which become a lot clearer and are covered in more detail than in Extraordinary.
I believe reading both books together (or one after the other) will leave the reader feeling as though they have been told the full story.
Both Extraordinary and The Secrets We Keep lead into Amaia's story: A Guardian's Love.
So keep an eye out on my blog for updates, and anyone who follows me on Twitter or "Likes" my Facebook Page, will receive further updates and be advised as soon as I start posting Extraordinary Part 2.
In the meantime, If you've read Extraordinary Part 1, please leave feedback, or comments in the various places around the site designed for that purpose. I have posted my novel here in order to receive feedback, so don't be shy. If there is anything that is unclear, or that I've missed, please let me know.
Also if there is anything about the layout of the site that you think could be improved, let me know.
Anything that improves the story, or the website, I'm happy to consider and attempt to implement. Plus, I love to hear from my readers.