It's been exactly 2 months since I self-published my novel, Behind the Mask.
And I'm beyond grateful to all those who bought it, read it and supported it. Not that I was feeling negative, but I wasn't prepared for all the love I got for it.
I sold way more than I expected and though I had always planned on a sequel, the fact the readers have requested it have given me the extra incentive I needed to get the ball rolling.
I've been working on the sequel for a while now but hadn't begun to really put it together until recently. And it's coming along nicely.
I certainly can't take 6 years to write it, that's for sure. But I've learned a lot about the writing process and feel I've corrected the mistakes I made. This time, I'm writing without second-guessing or overthinking it. The best thing for me to do is first, just write it through THEN go back and edit it.
With Behind the Mask, I would constantly write a few pages then go back, change my mind and start all over. I REFUSE to do that this time.
So again, I just wanted to thank everyone because though I didn't start writing seeking validation, it still feels damn good receiving it. Ain't gonna to lie, knowing people enjoyed the story and the characters have made it all worth while for me.
- Heather Carnassale aka the Delusional Novelist
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