Well, things are moving along here, but not quickly enough to make anyone happy. I’ve been working through the earlier 8 novellas in the Plume series to make sure I don’t miss anything with Celebration. Thanks to all of you for your patience – I certainly didn’t think this would take so long.
Part of it is wanting to make sure everything is tied up in the last installment, part of it is not wanting to say goodbye and part of it is that things have just been nutty around here.
I am getting close but will tell you when Celebration goes to the formatter. Then it will be just a day or so away.
What is it about committing to a deadline that makes everything go crazy? I’ve been living with Murphy’s Law this year, and can’t quite believe how bad it’s been. I’m done with deadlines and promises – maybe then, things will calm down around here.
So, yes, I’m late again and I’m sorry.
And no, I’m not going to make a promise about the publication date of Celebration. Let’s keep those gremlins away this time!
I’ll let you know when it’s published.
If you know any way to make Murphy’s Law stop, I’m listening!
Two bits of good news for you today. Not only have I crawled back to the land of the living, but Joanna told me what was wrong with SWITCH. She’s brilliant, but her idea means rewriting or revising everything about her and Mike in the novella.
I’m hoping for publication this Thursday. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, I’ve uploaded everything directly to KOBO. It was so easy that I could even do it when I was sick.
Here’s hoping none of you have caught this virus.
I hope those of you in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving this weekend!
Here I promised you an update last week, and the time slipped away on me. Sorry about that – I’ve been getting organized. It is such a busy time of year and I clearly need to work on my time management.
Where are we at? Well, FLASHBACK has not only been approved for premium distribution from Smashwords, but it has shipped to many portals this week. It went to Apple on November 16, B&N on November 19, KOBO on November 22. So, depending upon the time delay at each portal, you should start seeing it on sale at those outlets by the end of this week.
Next up will be FOREVER BOUND. No one from the Plume gets to jump the queue this time! I’m working on it now, and it will be a December release. As usual, I’ll let you know when it’s written and is being formatted.
Once FOREVER BOUND is completed, I can get THE WEDDING anthology compiled and the print edition formatted.
The next release will be #8 in The Plume series, SWITCH. I’m going to say January for its release, even though a chunk of it is already written (and more envisioned) because this is a busy time of year. I still need to work with the artist on the cover, so will add a bit of time in case she’s booked up (or busy herself). Again, I’ll give you a shout when it’s being formatted and close to release.
Then we’ll see about Plume #9, which is the big finish and is called CELEBRATION.
One thing I have learned this year is that writing two different series at the same time is a bad idea for me. I won’t do that again!
That probably answered the questions most of you have posted, but I’ll go peek at comments now.
Just got this from the designer and I think it’s wonderful! I had to share. Have a peek:
Now, you don’t just want to see the cover – you want to read the story! So, here’s where I’m at this month: my plan is to finish both FOREVER BOUND and FLASHBACK and publish them both by the end of October. I’m finishing FOREVER BOUND first – Rex doesn’t get to jump line twice – but you can probably plan on seeing both in that last week of October. (I’ll be away at a writers’ retreat and probably won’t be able to get online for a week or so. On the upside, though, I’ll get lots of writing done.)
So, by the end of October, I’ll be finally caught up!
Now tell me – what do you think of the new cover?