[Writer's Life] Confession



I have a confession.

As much as I love writing, sometimes it makes me want to pull my hair out and scream (and possibly cry!). For every story that pours out of my fingertips lightening fast, there are some books that take a little coaxing and nudging.

The past few months, I’ve been getting to know a new group of guys. The FU guys are revealing their quirks, secrets and even more to me, while I’m working on the last book in the Kings series. It’s a bit like finishing up a summer at camp, while also meeting the new people in your new school. You’re feeling each other out and getting to know each other, but also super scared to leave your old friends behind.

For a long time, I struggled to get a handle on exactly who Nix, Berk and LJ were and what they were trying to tell me. There were outlines, notecards and post-it notes everywhere. Mountains of crumpled up paper and entire documents deleted.

But the Trojans are seriously talking now. Every day, I’m getting more and more of their stories down, scribbled on notebooks, quick voice notes, and scraps of paper are all shoved into my writing folders.

It’s been a trying few months with the end of the school year madness, summer schedule craziness and day job hysteria. My plate is well and truly full, so I’ve been writing long into the night when the words hit me.

I’ll have lots of exciting news coming up in the next couple of weeks once I get The Second We Met off to my editor. It’s everything you’ve come to expect from my characters and I know you’ll love these two and the rest of the guys as much as I already do!

If you missed the sneak peek of TSWM, you can read it here!


Are You Up For The Challenge?!

So, I made a thing...and if you hate it then I didn’t make it and forget you ever met me! LOL! This is why I’m doing when I should be writing. It’s the Maya Hughes Reading Challenge. Isn’t it so pretty? It also goes along with my new Reading Order page!

Isn’t the little printable so pretty!? You can print it out! Pin it! Or keep it online and check the books off as you go. I got the idea when a reader said she was keeping track of my books in a notebook and I thought maybe I could come up with something a little cuter to use.

What do you think? Are you up for the challenge?

CLICK HERE to download the Maya Hughes Reading Challenge printable!

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2019 Plans! And a Super Fun Halloween Quiz! Don't Miss it!

I’m so ready for Halloween! And by ready, I mean completely unprepared beyond reason, haha! My girls have changed their costume ideas at least ten times in the past five days. At this point, they are going to be zombies. Princess zombies!

If you’re feeling up for a little fun, I’ve got a halloween treat quiz you can take. Make your perfect pizza to find out which Halloween candy you are!

I’m gearing up for a writing intensive next few months to get everything ready for 2019. Can you believe it’s almost 2019?! I still feel like we were just into back to school mode.

I’ll have one more release this year with Alexei’s story in Under His Scars. He's the reluctant mob boss trying to make the family business legitimate and protect his brother. But a chance meeting has thrown all his exacting plans into chaos and it's not just his heart on the line anymore.

In early January, when some people might still be nursing those New Years Eve hangovers, the second chance romance that readers have been knocking down my door for arrives!! EMMETT and AVERY!!!! There will be some beach action to get you through the cold winter and some crazy hot time between the sheets!

Add Ruthless King to your Want to Read list!

The rest of the plans for 2019 are taking shape and they are out of this freaking world! Stay tuned…

Without further ado, here is your quiz!!