Back to Manila for my next two books-in-progress
The next book I’m writing is set in Manila, featuring Filipino characters, again. It’ll fall under my Chic Manila series. Just thinking about it feels like a warm welcome back into my comfort zone, although I’m throwing in some more personal challenges my way so I don’t bore myself as I write it. You’ll be able to track the progress of my planning and writing here on Pinterest.
Yes, that’s Damon and Andrea, from my short story Wedding Night Stand.
I started planning this book after closing the draft on my fifth (and final, for now) Spotlight New Adult book. That series is set in California, Texas, and New York. I am not. I want to say though that not physically being in those places has not made the books seem less “real” to me — in fact, I felt more freedom to explore real feelings and thoughts I’ve had, precisely because of the physical distance. It’s a great thing to have been able to do as an author, and I’ll go back there when I get the chance.
The next two books I’m writing are set in the Philippines again because while the plots and characters could be right at home in the Spotlight series, they feel right for Chic Manila too. Which really excites me. It feels like I have something new to learn, again.
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