Thoughts on the release of Black…
My dear friends,
Many of you know, a writer is the last thing I ever expected to become. Especially during my time in engineering-school. The recent launch of BLACK has taught me otherwise. Plenty of nice reviews and great rankings in the Top10 of some categories, Top100 of other categories during release-week, are letting me suspect I may have become a writer after all 😀
Even though I was super-nervous about the release of BLACK (it’s always a challenge to produce a sequel and meet fans’ expectations, especially when my own personal goal is to exceed expectations). Thanks to all of you, your encouraging words, your endless patience with my whining about editing (honestly, it were 5 rounds of editing and proofreading this time. My nerves are basically nonexistent now), I made it through the creative process as well as the forest of corrections and edits.
Of course, the release of BLACK had a major effect on the rankings of WHITE
WHITE has had the honor of being ranked next to Twilight in the category of YA fantasy romance.
On Goodreads/Listopia WHITE has risen to be displayed next to some of the giant successes of the past ten years in YA paranormal/fantasy/angel books. I keep freaking out when I see WHITE recommended as #16 in the suggested books for Twilight fans. Honestly, who would have believed this would even be possible… It has even risen to #25 in Best Angel Books, and is ranked #16 in top YA Angel Related Books alongside with successes such as Cassandra Clare’s “City of Bones”.
WHITE has even made its way up into the Top50 of Best Books Set in High School, which surprises me as school is really a minor part of the story, but I learn more about Claire and her life through the eyes of my fans every day. Please keep your wonderful feedback coming!
BLACK has been doing great. Being ranked on Amazon besides Christopher Paolini’s “Eldest (Inheritance Cycle, Book 2)” (If you see this, Christopher, this screenshot made my day!), Cassandra Clare’s “Mortal Instruments” and other wonderful books every YA literature, fantasy and paranormal romance fan just has to read.
What blew me away was when I checked on my books this morning and found both of them in the company of Viktor Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning”. I was close to tears. Frankl’s book changed my life. There is no going back from reading Frankl. I feel honored and blessed to have this little screenshot of The Wings Trilogy and “Man’s Search for Meaning”, both of which have influenced my life in their own way. One has made me want to become a better person, the other is a process which has been teaching me patience, discipline, persistence, and a lot of other qualities I have been struggling to acquire before…
With those thoughts I go back to my #NaNoWriMo project — Gray (The Wings Trilogy, Book 3) which is to be expected sometime in spring 2018.
Stay tuned, keep in touch, and Thank You!