A.K.A. How My Novel Turned Into A Series on Medium
So I was all set to write my second book. It would be a romance novel through my snarky, cynical, “I hate romance” lens that explored black 30somethings in the age of social media P.D.A. I created my characters: Lexi–a confirmed bachelorette with a smart mouth–and DJ–a pretty boy military brat with a distaste for living by anyone else’s rules or timeline.
I’d write some, share with friends. Write some more, share with friends. Never mind that since March, I only produced one and three-fourths chapters. The more Lexi and DJ came to life, the more I wanted to share their progress with readers.
I realized the last long-form writing I’d finished was a Sons of Anarchy fanfic where I did just that–shared chapters as I wrote them. I liked the immediate reader feedback and the validation of knowing people like what I’m creating as I’m creating it.
I decided, on a whim, to put Chapter One on Medium. I look forward to sharing Lexi and DJ’s journey with you all. As well as exploring some of my biases and blind spots while writing their story.
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