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Friday, October 11, 2013

Where is Josef's Story?

Hi reading friends,

I've been MIA.  Things are crazy here.  Where shall I begin??

Okay, this summer I was on fire for Josef's story.  I had NO writing time because my young children were with me 24/7, and I have to be alone with quiet to write, but his story plagued me every day.  I also had some other stuff keeping me busy. . . stuff I have kept very secret, but I should probably give you a little information so you don't think I've abandoned you or stopped writing all together.

I haven't started Josef's story yet.  :(  Here's why.

As soon as school started back and I finally had time to write, TWO OTHER STORIES BOMBARDED MY BRAIN!  This aggravated me, because I really wanted to write Josef's story, but I cannot help what my crazy mind does.  The other two stories pushed Josef's to the far corner of my mind where it has remained.

You see, the thing is, I'm also a YA writer.  My YA novels are traditionally published and they keep me very busy.  Both ideas that came to me were YA.  Gwendolyn is my pen name.  My alter ego, if you will.  And I would be very, VERY upset if my teen readers found out about Escape from Paradise and ran out to buy it.  For those of you who have read it, you can only image the kind of mind-screw that could give a teen.  So I have been very careful to keep my Gwendolyn stuff separate from my Young Adult stuff.  It probably wouldn't be too difficult to figure out who I "really" am, but if you do I ask with all respect that you please keep it between us.

I promise you, I am completely open to writing Josef's story as soon as the inspiration hits again, but I am a slave to my creative juices, and I'm not one of those writers who can force them to flow a certain direction.  I just go with it.  I hope you will understand and be patient with me.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

xoxo,
Gwen

2 comments:

  1. i ABSOLUTELY LOVED ESCAPE FROM PARADISE!!! I even got a little offended reading a few of the reviews on goodreads from some people who thought it was bad or offensive & dirty... there was so much more to the story than rape!! & you wrote this story with taste.. in the sense that, as the reader, you're so invested in the characters & what will happen next, that when angela is with the patrons at the villa, you almost don't realize that they are having their way with her and she's handcuffed to a bed. i read this in 2days because I could not put it down! I do agree that I want to hear josef & even perla's story.. & i would also LOVE more of angela & colin! maybe even a little romance for graham in new york! I totally admire your writing even more now knowing you're a mother to 2 children. & even though I'm not quite a young adult, I will definitely be checking out your YA novels. thank you for an amazing read & i will be looking forward to seeing what's in store for the characters from escape from paradise.
    your fan,
    monique.

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  2. It has been a year since this post. I still desperately wait for Josephs story. Is it coming at all?

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