First off, I know a lot of you follow this blog for one reason: Scandal. And thank you so very much for that. Scandal is the first book I published to this site, and I know that many of you have been patiently (and impatiently in some cases, lol) awaiting the new, edited chapters.
Here’s the thing. I’m not happy with what I’ve posted of them so far.
I first wrote Scandal, which is well over 150k words, in just a few short months. At the time, it was just a fun piece of historical fluff for my friends to read. Light on plot and heavy on sex. I never imagined that anyone other than them would stumble upon it and follow along as I posted each chapter.
It was an amazing, fun, hilarious, sleepless few months. I’m proud of what I accomplished in that time, and so very thankful to all of you who interacted with me, and really, with your comments, helped to make it a better book.
However, my writing has evolved in the years since, and the Scandal I wrote then is not up to snuff. I do plan to publish eventually, and as it stands, I’m not satisfied with the depth of the characters. Or their relationships. The plot needs some serious work. More historically relevant details need to be added in. The list is endless.
Before re-posting the edited chapters, in addition to correcting typos, grammar, etc, I had been tweaking smaller things here and there, adding detail and depth where I could, darkening some aspects of the plot.
But it’s not enough. I’m still not happy.
And so, I’m taking the chapters I’ve posted down.
In the past few weeks I’ve been heavily editing (see re-writing) this book. For those of you who loved the original, please don’t panic. All the characters remain. You’ll still recognize many scenes. The plot is similar to the original. Oh, and there’s actually more sex than the first draft.
It may be a month or two, but eventually, I’m going to begin re-posting chapters. And I hope you’ll love them even more the second (er, third?) time around.
Thank you again for all of your patience and understanding. You guys are the absolute best!
~ Navessa ~