Summer is coming! It’s just around the corner. That fact is unavoidable and weighs on me every day because I said roughly 8 months ago that After – Part Three would be released in Spring of 2014.
Now spring has come and almost gone, and it’s time for me to face the inevitable. I did not finish as promised. There are a number of reasons why I did not finish on time, but like my fortune cookie told me… Excuses are easy to manufacture, but hard to sell. I never liked excuses anyway, so I’m not even going to bother wasting my time on an explanation right now. However, it will be coming later, because there was a lesson for me, a huge lesson as a matter of fact, and it’s something I want to share because it might be helpful/inspirational… but later.
I could have published prior to this, but the book wasn’t something I wanted to rush, based on the previous lessons I’ve learned. I got overly excited with After – Part One because it was the first book I’d ever written and finished, so I was a little over eager to hit that publish button. Then I had a slew of errors that I had to go back and fix. Then with After – Part Two, I had promised to get it out by October of 2013, and I did it!! … And had a slew of errors that I had to go back and fix.
Third time’s the charm?
I want to do this right. I can’t promise a release date, but I can promise that I’m going to deliver a book that I’m happy with, and hopefully one better written and put together than it’s predecessors. I can also give you my schedule, and at this late date, one that I feel comfortable in sticking with.
I should be finished with the rewrites by the end of this month, and then the manuscript will go to my editor in July. Once she has it to look over, I can get a better timeline of how long it will take her to finish the edits, and then I will be able to have a true release date. During that time, I’ll be marketing part three, finishing up a project that stole some of my attention earlier this year, and working on the first draft on my next Phoenix Curse project.
Lots and lots and lots of plans! I’m excited about them all and can’t wait to share it with you! Until then, blog posts will be scarce, but if you want to check up on me, feel free to reach out to me on Facebook. Yes… I have Twitter, but I suck at Twitter. I love you, Twitter followers, and I apologize for being Twitter stupid, but I just can’t get with the program. I continue to try, but it feels like my efforts are doing more harm than good.
Have a good weekend, everyone!!