After spending the first half of the year writing and developing books for the second Joan Hudson Series, I’d ended up with a book that, to me, was monstrous in size along with four other books to follow. To my friends, I even referred to it as my Monster Book. When I’d reached chapter 15 of 29, it carried the weight of 160,000 words.
As I mentioned in a previous Update Post, I had to make the difficult decision to split the monster book into two. I couldn’t keep track of everything using the process I’d been using. Since then, though, I’ve figured out new ways using new programs to keep everything in line, so work continues on the next, even larger book.
One of the important aspects of this book is that it’s the first published with my special and experimental Story Insight formatting. In this book, you’ll find links you can follow (but it’s not mandatory) to read further stories about certain characters in their present lives, flashbacks to what the characters have experienced, and excerpts from other books in the Greater Hadrian Empire Series.
This is the result of years of desire to tell a more world-building story. Before figuring out this format, I’d written and released several similar styled stories. The first would be Kindly Mrs. Roberts. I wanted to tell the story of how Joan effected a few characters she met in Desperate for Divorce. With Church of Flesh and Fire, I wanted to tell a concurrent story from the perspective of one of her maids, which is how Hazel Intimately came into being. There are even identical scenes in the two books told from the two characters' perspectives.
One of the main characters of Fear of a Successor wife, Carla Levant (as seen on the cover), was originally a character for a warm-up story for a different Joan Hudson book (that will be fully written and released some time in the future, not sure when). However, after writing her, I loved her so much, I worked on expanding her story. This is the story that became the monster book, which was then split into two.
The number of twists and turns involved with the first of the results being this book is astounding. One book planned, gave rise to another book, gave rise to another book, which was too massive to finish as it was, and so was split and the first of which is Fear of a Successor Wife.
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