I Wrote Another Book!

As any of you who have followed my blog for a bit know, it is only on a very rare occasion that I make a post exclusively about my own writing. My main goal with this blog is to write my thoughts on others’ books and find readers who share my interests (or who have totally different thoughts and recommendations of their own, as they’re even more fun to hear from sometimes). That being said, this is one of those rare occasions where I have something to say about my own work.

Last November, I published The Half Theft, my debut YA novel, featuring a missing best friend, an almost stolen clock, and mysterious family of criminals, who might not all be completely evil to their very cores—unless I’m lying and they are…

Today, I am beyond happy to announce that I am well on my way to completing its sequel, the final installation in the duology! As it stands, I have one more draft to go until my currently untitled work is ready for publishing, and I couldn’t be more excited.

When I released my debut, I, quite frankly, had almost no information on the publishing process, and I ended up not really talking about the book at all until it was out. While I’m still certainly no expert on indie publishing, I have a whole community of amazing, supportive people to share my work with this time around—which is, for lack of a better description, super cool, and makes me even more grateful to have this novel nearly complete.

Now, onto the juicy stuff… I’ve been dying to spill my guts on this so here goes:

What I liked most about the writing process for The Half Theft‘s sequel was the fact that I allowed myself to experiment with a wider range of character interactions as well as characters’ emotions and responses to their surroundings. In The Half Theft, I certainly played around with (and truly kind of messed with) the traditional ideas of “good” and “bad” people and actions, as well as the ugly truths that can lie beneath the surface. This time around, I’m going a step further and turning my attention toward everybody’s favorite:

Morally gray characters.

Okay, so maybe they’re not everybody’s favorite, but they’re certainly mine, and I can’t wait for you to see what I have in store for you this time around.

I’ve also structured this book a bit differently, in terms of POVs, which adds something of a whole new layer of mystery and emotion. While the first installation focused on Charlie, with a bit of Maeve, the sequel will focus mainly on she and Elle. And believe me, Elle Vikander’s thoughts are something to behold.

Since it’ll still be a little while before I publish, I don’t want to let you in on too much just yet. But I can say I’m even prouder of the way this story turned out than the last, and I’m way too attached to my own fictional characters. As in, I would do anything for Maeve Roman, even though she only exists within the confines of my own mind. Does anyone else do that, or just me? (Hopefully someone.)

All I can say is, buckle up and prepare thineself for the chaos ahead.

20 responses to “I Wrote Another Book!”

  1. Wow, that’s so great!! Congratulations on your upcoming sequel 🎉

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      Brooke Nelson

      Thank you so much!

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  2. Reblogged this on Cat Lyon's Reading Den and commented:
    Happy you stopped by my book blog, Brooke!
    All my readers and visitors need to know this book is going on my Goodreads Reading Next List. It sounds like a wild ride indeed!

    Cat

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      Brooke Nelson

      Thank you so much, Catherine! I’m so happy to hear you’re interested in it!

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      1. It was my Pleasure… Hugs! Cat Lyon

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  3. Hello Brook!
    Thanks for stopping by my reading den and hope you enjoyed looking around. I will be adding your book to my Goodreads list as my next read and will share a review when I am finished.
    Love your blog!
    Catherine Lyon, Author/Book Marketing

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      Brooke Nelson

      Thank you! I so appreciate it, Catherine!

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      1. Well, I loved visiting your blog and just had to share the news for you! You are very welcome and I think I did add it to my Goodreads list. I have one clients book to read b4 yours. Look forward to reading it! *Cat*

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  4. Morally grey characters are my favourite.

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      Brooke Nelson

      I see you have impeccable taste!

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  6. Congratulations for your upcoming sequel! 🎉When I read the tagline of your blog, I went like Awww, that’s sweet. Because nowadays most people don’t care about what others are writing. They just want others to read what they wrote.

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      Brooke Nelson

      Thank you so much, Ankita! And I’m so happy you like my tagline. I love seeing what other writers have to offer!

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      Brooke Nelson

      Thank you so much, Fred! I look forward to hearing your thoughts. I hope you enjoy it.

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      1. You’re very welcome. I’m sure I will love it!

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