Wednesday, August 22, 2012

When is Unbelievable coming out?

When is Unbelievable coming out? Fair question. Answer? I don’t know. When I first wrote Unlovable, it  was a fantasy novel, compete with shape-shifters and Changelings. As soon as I finished it, I wrote Unbelievable, complete with shape-shifters and changelings also.
As I began Unbearable, a publisher contacted me and asked me to turn Unlovable into a contemporary novel WITHOUT any fantasy, and if I would, they would publish it. Needless to say, I jumped at it. I put Booker’s story aside and began the transformation. I worked on it day and night, I was so excited. After 2 months of hard labor, I finished a rough draft. The publisher sent me an email…one line only... and said they changed their mind.  No reason, no explanation, no nothing. I was angry, sad, furious, hurt, and Completely TICKED OFF!  I could not believe the unprofessionalism of these people. They offer me a one year contract, then pulled it with no reason. WHATEVER!

I heard about self-publishing and decided to give it a shot. And the rest, as they say, is history.  So thank you so much for your support.

Now, Unbelievable. Where Unlovable had some fantasy, it was the first of a trilogy so the “magic” had just begun, Unbelievable was heavy with fantasy. After Unlovable did so well- did I say thank you:} I had a lot of work to do to make Book 2 into a contemporary YA novel. You can imagine my surprise when one day I open my Goodreads page and someone had added Unbelievable and Unbearable to the reading library. I never said when they would be published, and yet someone added them…No pressure! Anyway, I started working on changing Unbelievable. I worked on it every day for six months. When I was finished…I hated it! I really truly hated it.

So I started over. Along the way, something happen to Cole. He turned into a sniveling coward. When I finished it for the third time…I hated it even more.  I hated waking up knowing I had to work on it, I hated going to my computer and seeing the stupid document mocking me…  I HATED Cole and I despised Lilah. If I were to never write another word ever again, I didn’t care.

I set Unbelievable aside and wrote Souls in Peril as a short story for an anthology. Unlike Cole’s story, I loved every minute of it. It went from a short story to a full novel. My days and night were filled with Max and JD. This was why I write. This was what made me happy.

I thought I just needed a break from Cole and Lilah. So when I finished Souls in Peril, I pulled up Unbelievable, ready to face Cole again. I would simple do some editing and then it would be ready.
But no. I still hated it. A friend asked me how it was going. I told her. She said, and I’m not kidding, “Just put it out anyway. People will buy it.” Another friend said, “No. Don’t do that, then no one will buy Unbearable.”

I looked at both and said, “I don’t care about Unbearable. I can’t publish Book 2 because I could never ask my readers to take their hard earn cash and buy junk!”

That night I lay…or is it laid…whatever the word, I did it, and thought about Cole. What was he like in book one? Where did I want him to go? Then I knew. I knew exactly where he would go, and what he would do, and I knew Lilah and what she was going to be like. I got up and wrote the outline. Everything came together. Over the next few days, a million ideas came to me and Unbelievable was ready to begin… again!

I really can’t give you a date for Unbelievable to be published. It is unfair to tell you a date, then let you down…which has been eating at me too!
But the feeling is back. I am in love with Cole again, and his story is going to be great! I want this series to be awesome. I want to thank you for taking a chance on an Indie author, and I promise, I will work very hard to get it done! Don’t give up on me!!
Thank you for all your kind words and support.
Sherry Gammon

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Souls in Peril on sale now!

Souls in Peril is now on sale!! I am supper excited and really hope you'll enjoy my new novel! Check out the eBook here!

Here is a brief synopsis:

Senior Max Sanchez has it all. He's the star pitcher for Port Fare High's baseball team. He's dating the head cheerleader, Emma McKay. He also has a great group of friends.

Junior JD Miller's life isn't nearly as good. Unlike Max, JD struggles with making friends. He's a social misfit. And He's being bullied at every turn. JD is also barely surviving.

A tragic accident changes everything and Max is thrown into JD's world.  Will he survive? Will JD? How will this all affect these Souls in Peril?