Even though half the female reading population might be gushing over Ryan Hunter right now (okay, me too, 😛 ) I’m yet again finding myself thinking about Julian. LOVING YOUR LIES was my debut novel, and the hero in there has always been the closest of them all to me. Something personal. 😉
The book has been written, rewritten, edited, sent out, edited again, traditionally published, pulled down, revised, self-published, being read by thousands…and still, it doesn’t feel to me like the book is finished. I don’t know what’s the problem, really, only that I can’t just put it away and fully concentrate on something else. Julian is always lurking in the back of my mind…
Maybe it’s the title. I wanted to call this book JULIAN from the start, but I was told by a few people and also my editors that the name of my angel for the title wasn’t capturing enough. I disagree and wish I had trusted myself enough back then. Ah, that’s really a shame.
Then it’s the “floral” writing style. I love it. But my skills have developed since then and I just feel the need to “update” the style in the book somehow. Hm, maybe I’m going to revise after all. And then I should really start to translate it into German. But the book is not exactly short, over 400 pages, and I know I won’t be doing anything else for three months once I start. So yeah, see me procrastinating here? LOL