Basically, I was frustrated with my inability to do the story in my head justice. The plot was (at least, in my mind) sound, but my words were inadequate. Now and Again was trunked until I stumbled across it in the back of my closet around a year ago.
I’d thought often of that first attempt to write a book, usually cringing as I remembered feeling frustrated in front of a computer screen. Regretting that I couldn’t give Em and Cole the ending that they deserved or their introduction to the world.
Maybe it was the distance from the manuscript that I’d been able to gain with time, but I liked the book. Sure, it needed a complete rewrite, and several rounds of edits, but…
I began writing. Again.
…So here we are five years after the first draft. And I’m really, really happy that I took the time to make this into a book that I want to share. That I’m excited to be able to share.
Because not only was it was my first book, but Em, in particular, is special to me. Her fears may be the ones I’ve related to the most so far of any of my characters.
(Love ya, Bree, but I have no evil kings to be afraid of.) Now and Again is unlike any of my other published works, but I hope that you enjoy it.
And I’m so glad that Em and Cole finally got their ending.