The announcements have been made! My book is going to be published Spring 2014! So exciting!
As the post says, this is a "series at the ready," which basically means that I spent last year (and the first part of this one) writing nine of the ten books in the planned series. I haven't started the last book yet because I got the news about Mixed Feelings being published just after I finished writing book nine. Plus, I have only a vague idea of what to do with the last book, since all the major plot points I have running through the series have been wrapped up. Mainly book ten will be a wrap up for the characters so everyone can feel like they really know where Gwen, Mel, Chloe, and all the rest are going from there.
I'm so excited for this series to get out there! I love Gwen, and not just because she's incredibly fun to knock around, beat up, insult, and generally screw with. She's snarky and greedy, but loving and has the best intentions. Chloe is the absolute best ever and Mel is... well, I like him for a lot of the same reasons I love Gwen: he's fun to torture, but he has the best intentions.
I've had several people read the series as it stands, and so far everyone's been pretty excited and pretty kind with their feedback. Everyone loves Gwen, which is what you want in a main character. Well, you could also go for the love-to-hate main characters, but this series takes place in first person POV, so I think you probably want to love someone when you're planning to spend a book in their head.
Mixed Feelings has gone through over a dozen changes and I know it's still got edits to go. I sent the first round of publisher edits back last week, but they're just the latest in a long line, starting from the inception of the book several years ago. Gwen's changed a lot, too, but I think it's definitely for the better. She was harder and less interesting in the beginning, but I hope now she's lovable. I'm excited for everyone to meet her next year!