The evolution of Holly’s story began nearly two years ago, just after I accepted the three book offer for the Tempest trilogy. I think the dream-come-true moment got a little overwhelming and honestly, I was kind of intimidated with the idea of writing these additional two hypothetical books that a major publishing company had already bought. Talk about pressure. But, in reality, I only felt it occasionally and I needed somewhere for my mind to go that wouldn’t make me stray too far from the plot of Tempest and the characters.
I also knew that Tempest ended at a point that happened before the book opened which meant I needed to get all those details squared away before starting book two. Mostly things like, where were Holly and Adam supposed to be on that date and what was going on in their lives at the time. Writing Holly’s story was the best escape I could have ever thought of and I still write entries now and then. The story is nearly 400 pages and I wrote it all out of order.
Anyway, the actual process of getting it online began with this:
After you guys helped me get those 50 comments I recorded and posted this first entry, and yes its me reading it and no, I’m not a professional so don’t expect me to be anywhere near as good as Mathew Brown (the narrator from the official Tempest audio book)
And because so many people asked for it, I posted the second entry:
Please let me know what you think and of course if you’d like to hear more!
*Disclaimer-Holly’s Diary is not a published work for Tempest or anything else. It’s just my notes and odd methods of character development. it’s also completely unedited.