Xander Part 1: The Beginning (book 9) Xander Part 2: The Present (book 10)

Posted February 27, 2017 by Anne Mercier in 2017, Anne Mercier, Xander / 17 Comments

I understand this message I received today, but I want to remind everyone: I am human. I don’t think I’m going to rush to get Xander out tomorrow. I want to go cry because I feel like I’m letting you all down, but this book just isn’t ready. It won’t take long for it to be ready, but unless you’re willing to read a mediocre book about the one character you’ve all turned into a god (lol), I can’t, in good conscience, put this book out tomorrow. I just can’t.
I’m going to be honest with you. I am SO AFRAID of this book, so afraid of delivering a book which won’t due Xander justice, so afraid of failing you all, which is why it’s taking me so long. I’m not telling you this so you’ll blow up my ego about it, saying it’ll be great whatever I write, because that’s not true. I know that’s not true at all… it needs to be the best I can deliver to you and this isn’t it.
I’ve been struggling since before Kadence with on and off writer’s block and I’m trying hard to work through it. That’s my secret shame and I am afraid I’ll never get my mojo back completely. It scares the hell out of me.
So, my friends it’s going to be a surprise release when it’s ready. It’ll come out soon… I just won’t be telling you when.
Thank you for listening and, hopefully, understanding.
Anne xoxo



17 responses to “Xander Part 1: The Beginning (book 9) Xander Part 2: The Present (book 10)

    • Hope

      Take all the time you need. The series is fabulous as are you! We will always wait till you are happy with the final product.

  1. Carmen Townsend

    You come first !!! Without you there’s no stories !!! YOU COME FIRST. We will wait until you are ready, and not one second before. You have to take care of YOU. I more than love your work , but it wouldn’t be yours if you aren’t happy with it. So please don’t apologize to us . We will wait.

  2. Angela

    No worries Anne, we love your books and you. Any true fan of the series and of your work will understand. We will still be here when you and your muse are ready to share Xander with us.

  3. Liz

    When it’s ready it’s ready and the only person who can decide when that is, is you. Do not rush, life is too short to put pressure on yourself and surely that will only be counter productive. I for one will be glad to read your work whenever you feel it is ready. Take care of yourself first and just breathe 🙂

  4. Tiena Ellis

    Take your time. It’ll be worth the wait. I am so backlogged on reading it give me time to get through stuff. <3

  5. lisa

    First, thank you so much for being honest, no one can fault you for being genuine and humble about it. Second, as one said, breathe, it happens. I, myself, wrote my first book with no problem, released it then come book 2 which has nothing to do with my first book, I’m still not finished and it’s over a year now. Reason… between hardships, health issues and writer’s block, here I sit with it almost complete to my liking but not quite. Don’t worry Anne you’re not alone and take your time, do something different to get your mind off of it for a bit. Sometimes if I worry about it too much, the pressure causes me anxiety and I freeze with the story. It happens but many should gain a lot of respect for you, I hope first, for your honesty. I know I have.

  6. Lisa Proietti

    Hang in there. Life doesn’t move in a smooth path all the time, in my case a lot of the time. Try to be patient with yourself and hopefully your fans can exercise patience for the release. I look forward to reading it when it’s ready and I know that patience will make it worth the wait. Best of luck and deep breaths for you.

  7. Laura Saunders

    You have no reason to fear you will fail us or Xander. You haven’t let us down yet! I can only imagine how difficult it would be to write his story. I have read them all. I find myself torn and I am not a writer. I love Jessie and Lucy but there is something between her and Xander and a huge part of me wishes it could be explored without leaving Jessie hurt or anyone else. I guess like having your cake and eating it too. I am sure I am not the only one who wishes that and it would make writing his love interest impossibly difficult. Please take your time!!! We will wait!

  8. Lori J Levy

    You will know when it is time to release it. It is your piece of work and should not matter what we want but what you feel comfortable putting out.

  9. Tara L.

    Looking forward to Xander, but will wait until he is ready. Maybe he is working on his karaoke songs!! It just means I go back and reread some of the past BFD books. Might start at the beginning “Falling Down”.

  10. Michele

    I AM SO EXCITED TO HEAR XANDERS BOOK WITH BE OUT SOON! I love love love the series and will just keep re-reading it until you are ready!! Hang in there all good things come to those who wait….

  11. Sonya Franklin

    Don’t worry about it. I know you want to finish the book just as bad as we want to read them. You’re awesome & your characters are exciting & just a little bit sexy!!!! Therefore we can wait until you have time to finish those books to the very end.
    Thanks for caring about us,
    Sonya Franklin

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