I'm making incredible progress on Niki 4. I swear each of these books is completely different from the last. This volume, though there is action (duh), is very character-driven. There's even some romance (which I'm still torn about, but you can't stop these crazy kids).
But all that is beside the point. The point is that I get pretty crazy about halfway through writing a book. And this one has been the worst yet. There's so much emotional turmoil in Niki's world right now, that it's hard not to let it effect you when you're inside her head. And, let's face it, Niki Slobodian is not the most emotionally stable person I could be channeling.
So around this time in a book, I try to disconnect from social media, I try to focus on the book, and I try really hard not to freak out when I'm with my family. My husband tells me to embrace the crazy, that if I were a bad writer then it wouldn't affect me at all. That's pretty great advice. So that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to embrace the crazy and get this book written.
I hope readers will like this book as much as the first three. I hope that I'm able to get my ideas across in a coherent manner. But most of all, I hope the crazy shines thr
J.L. Murray is the bestselling author of the Niki Slobodian series, After the Fire, and Jenny Undead.