I wrote my first book full novel (current title as of this post - Seduction in Sierra Leone) after the characters leapt to life from my head one sleepless night. It was fairly easy to write. I somehow knew the characters before my hands hit the keys and knew the majority of the story before I had even looked that far ahead. When all was said and done I had worked on it here and there for about six months before it was finished. Over the next six months I toyed around with it, adding and subtracting as their story became clearer. And then I put it to rest. I had never had the intention of getting it published, I just wanted their story down where I could see it and read it. But as I had written their story, two more came from it. And so I started writing Patrick's and Logan's stories simultaneously.
It was as I was writing the second and third stories that I thought, "Well if this is turning into a series.. why not send it out there in the world?" So I did. I was promptly rejected by one publisher. And then after promising news and some excitement I was rejected again. So I wrapped my baby (I mean book) up in my arms and said "Nope, I don't want you out there."
Two years went by and on a whim I reopened the story and took a look at it with fresh eyes. I still loved them. I still thought their story was (to me) heart pounding, exciting and enthralling. So I took a deep breath and cast them back out into the land of rejection. But before I knew it, I was offered a contract! Not only that, but I was told that when Books Two and Three were ready that they would love to see them as well!
That was two days ago. I am still on cloud nine. So here I am, a new author in a new world that I will have to figure out as I go. Wish me luck!
About the Author
Olivia Night's novels keep readers on the edge of their seats. Her first series,The Men of FTI takes place all over the world with Alpha men who will capture your heart.