Monday Mayhem – Meet Maggie and Tom!!!!
Just in case you haven’t heard me shout it from the rooftops…It’s release day for COMMITMENT!!!
All digital formats are now available – trade paperback coming later this week.
Okay! Let’s talk about Maggie and Tom…
We first met these two in Contentment, but their story is not truly a sequel. Commitment runs concurrent to Contentment. That’s a fancy way of saying, the timelines overlap. If you’ve read Contentment, you know what’s going on with these two, but you don’t really know how they got there or how it will turn out for them. Well, now you know…
I mean I never sat down (or in my case, crawled into the tub) and read them like I book I just picked up. It’s not that I don’t love the stories or the characters. If you had any idea how real these people are to me, you’d call the men in the white coats. It’s just that by the time a book gets to market, I’ve been through it at least 6 times since I turned it in to my editor. After a while, the words begin to blur.
True confession #2: The first draft of this book took me a total of 9 months to complete. Getting to the point where I could type ‘The End’ almost killed me.
Those of you who were around when I was writing Commitment know. It was so frustrating. I loved the characters. I loved the story they had to tell. I knew exactly where it was going to go and how I wanted to get them there, but something kept holding me back. I simply could not force the words from my fingertips. Thankfully, I have one of those painfully honest friends who pointed out a few areas she thought I could improve. In other words, she gave me all the reasons why she hated my book. I didn’t agree with her, but the feedback lit a fire under me. I went back in to make a few changes, determined to prove her wrong. Voila! It all clicked. For that, my painfully honest friend will receive extra kisses of gratitude.
True confession #3: I adore Tom and Maggie.
These two crack me up. Their story is much more light-hearted than the one I hung on poor Sean and Tracy. There’s nothing I love more than two snarky people in lust. Or love. Or both. LOVE these two together. I love the steam that rises between them. I think of all the couples I have ever written, Tom and Maggie are the most evenly matched in tone and temperment. That makes their tug-of-war more fun to watch.
True confession #4: I started reading Commitment on my Kindle last night.
I didn’t mean to, honest. I opened the file to re-read the dedication (because I couldn’t remember what I wrote) and thee next thing I knew, Mr. Man was snoring away and I was five chapters in.
True confession #5: In a roundabout way, I may have dedicated this book to myself.
Want to know how?
Buy the book.
Happy Monday to you all, my friends. I hope your mayhem is marvelous.