There was a point when I was writing Soul-Strung that I thought I would never finish. I believe all authors feel like this at some point, with some book. But I had every reason to believe that I would fail.
Here’s what was going on in my head:
• THAT SHADOW-STAINED WAS A FLUKE
•THAT IT WOULD TAKE ME A DECADE OF TWEAK-AND-FORGET TO TAKE IT BY THE HORNS AND GET IT DONE (like Shadow-Stained)
•THAT I NEEDED MY PERSONAL DEMONS BACK TO WRITE A GOOD DARK BOOK
The truth is, my first book was a messy, undisciplined thing. It was more a process of personal therapy than an author writing a book. But as I pushed through with Soul-Strung and kept writing regardless, I quickly came to realise that not only were my fears totally unfounded, but that I had learnt SO much from working and reworking that first book. This meant that I actually had an idea of what I was doing with the sequel – and I didn’t need to be on the verge of a mental breakdown to it justice!
Shadow-Stained will always hold a special place in my heart, but I am immensely proud of its sequel Soul-Strung. It is the physical proof that not only can I write a book, but that I can do it again. And again, and yes, you got it – AGAIN!
You can now grab the first two books in the Stones of Power series, available on kindle (and KU), paperback and hardback wide.
Shad0w-Stained: Shadow-Stained: A Paranormal Dark Fantasy | Universal Book Links Help You Find Books at Your Favorite Store! (books2read.com)
Soul-Strung: Soul-Strung (Stones of Power #2) by Rachel Hobbs · Boook.Link