I know...and I haven't even finished the last few edits yet...
What the hell am I on about?
The GERMAN version of book 2 has been published, that's what. And here's a sneak peek:
So...(you're possibly thinking)...how is that possible? How are you still tweaking your second novel when it's already out in Germany?
Well.....long story short...
The reason why I've been working on book 2 FOREVER is because there are two versions! Both books feature characters called Matt and Beth and both books are set in Brighton but the German version has a supernatural twist that the UK version doesn't have!
That's an even longer story but basically it's to do with markets. While supernatural chicklit sells by the bucket load in Germany and is hugely popular the same market doesn't really exist in the UK.
'Heaven Can Wait' did well when it was published at the end of 2009 but, since then, the supernatural chicklit market hasn't really taken off (even Sophie Kinsella had mixed reviews for her ghostly rom-com, 'Twenties Girl') while 'straight' chicklit is as popular as ever.
Yep, it's an unusual set up - two different versions of the same book - but if both publishers are happy then so am I.
I'd quite like to go back to just one version for book 3. It's much less stressful! ;)