There's been a lot going on the past two years, and my blogging (and writing) took a hit. But, I'm getting back on track with things, so I thought I would write a quick post about book things.
FIERCE is going to be re-released. I don't know the date yet. But what I do know is at it's core, it is the same book. It's a book about a female in a male-dominated sport. It's a book about a female athlete and what that means in the fighting world and her "non-fighting" world. It's a friendship book. It's a romance book. But, mostly, it's a book about a girl having to work through her issues and taking responsibility for that process (with the support of friends and love of course, but she's at the helm of it). There's still butt-kicking. There's still librarian/pro-fighter Max. There's still Will. And of course Leah and Shane.
There will be a few differences--a few changes in pacing, a few events are different, and there's possibly more on-screen romance. Possibly. ;)
So why am I doing this?
Lots of reasons. I've grown as a writer and as a person, and want that be reflected in Fierce. I want to go with it to places that for personal reasons I was afraid to go before. Places I felt like I couldn't go then. Barriers that are now gates and not stone walls. I want to do right by it, and in order for me to feel like I have, I had to make some changes.
I hope those of you who have read it will take a look at the new version when it's out.
Shane's book is in progress. I'm really quite excited about this book. It's pretty different than FIERCE, but I think/hope that you'll like it if you liked FIERCE. Shane's story in some ways feels like writing a fairy-tale, it's incredibly personal, and while FIERCE is an anthem of love and support and the struggles of girls in male-dominated fields, Shane's book is an ode to my heart, and what it means to love yourself and someone else (and fighting, of course). And if we go off what's done of it so far, it's definitely got a hell of a lot more kissing (sorry, not sorry).
Anyway, I'll post more once I have better idea of timelines, but there's an update for now.