Hopefully, this will be the last post I have to write about delays for a long while. My father did pass away, but I’m doing okay. I just need a little time for things to settle around me before I can tackle all the things that have been put off. I didn’t finish the episode I mentioned in my last update nor get to restart my final proofreading, but I expect I’ll be able to do that soon.
Thank you so much for your patience and well wishes during these tough times. I’ve really appreciated all of it.
6/14 – My aunt passed away this morning (she went into hospice the day before my dad last week), and my dad’s funeral is tomorrow. I am feeling okay, at the moment. It’s been rough this week, but I have a lot of emotional support (I have an awesome sister) and I am doing okay.
Tomorrow will be a lot to handle, especially having the funeral in this record-breaking heat, but I think Dad would want me to get my book out as soon as I can afterward, so I will be turning to that as soon as I can once I have made it through this week. He definitely knew how much writing stories means to me. He was a reader, and although he never read any of my books, I know he was proud of me for writing them.
There’s a whole lot of stress in my life right now, but I’m working on my writing today regardless! First up, I have a half finished episode of Mage in Love so I’m going to go ahead with it first since I figure I can finish it and get it up today. Then, I am going to restart my final proofread for Of Relations and Ships which I bailed on when things got really bad because I just couldn’t concentrate on anything other than my real life at that point.
Unfortunately, I do have to restart that proofread from page one because it will be easy to miss things if I don’t and it’s been so long since I have looked at it, and I always try to put out the best book I can. :) I have to be the last one to go over my books before they go out, always. I can’t let them go out any other way. This will take me a couple of days, probably. I’m not gonna sugar-coat this, my dad is in bad shape and if he passes in the next week or has another incident in the hospital, it will take longer. That’s just the way it is.
I appreciate any and all well-wishes, and if you want to help out in any way, I will be eternally grateful for any Ko-fi or Patreon support or purchases through Laterpress or Smashwords (places where I get more of the money, faster). Google Play is a good third, and Barnes and Noble another good option. Amazon, Kobo, and Apple are fine also, but pay from those sales can take many months to make its way to me. Thank you so much if you do buy my books or support my writing!
I got sick after my family’s Christmas party and everything kind of fell to the wayside. I’m finally feeling a bit better, and I’m going to get the book up this week. I’m really sorry for the delay!
I’ve been so careful to avoid getting sick with Covid that I think I forgot for just a little while that Covid isn’t the only thing you can catch at a family gathering around the holidays when children are around. Anyway, I started to feel better last week, but my energy levels have just been the worst and I ended up having to give myself just a bit more time to get enough energy to do anything remotely productive.
I’ll go back and update the release date post with the correct release date after I get the book up, since I’m going to do it as quickly as I can this week, but I’m not sure if that’ll be tomorrow, Thursday, or Friday. I’m running out of energy fairly quickly the last few days so I need to give myself a little leeway.
Of Relations and Ships will be releasing a little later than I wanted, but I’ll be putting it up on December 27th! It’ll be going up on all the usual places.
Because of the holidays, some retailers might have a bit of a delay making it available, but it should be available somewhere on the 27th. Amazon, almost certainly, and I suspect that’s where most of you will pick up the book anyway, so that’s good news. :)
I really wanted to get it out before the holidays started, but I just wasn’t able to get it ready in time. It’s possible it could be early, but with the holidays slowing everything down, it’s really not likely.
I hope this is good news for those of you who’ve been waiting for this book!
It’s been a long time coming, but it’s almost here! :D Of Relations and Ships is the longest New Canton Book I’ve written. But I think it’s a really fun story.
And a little something special is going to be out later this week. I’ve been thinking about writing a short story for the Wolves’ Heat series for a long while, and somehow, I’ve finally done it!
Depending on whether or not there appears to be interest in these short stories, I might write a few more. I already have ideas … and titles, like Salvadore and Wolf Steal a Truck (a.k.a. Matthew and Ash Take a Ride) and Gerald and Tanis Make a Bet (a.k.a. Gerald Wins Even When He Loses). So, to be honest, I really hope there’s interest. :-)
You can go read the first few chapters (episodes) for free on Kindle Vella. If you go read a chapter (the first three are free), and you like what you read, a thumbs up and a follow will let me know you liked it! :-)
In further news this weekend, I’ll be posting the cover for Of Relations and Ships in the next couple of days and expect to have the book up before the holidays set in. (And I haven’t told anyone yet, but there will be a tie-in with Mage in Love … eventually (it’s going to take some time)). :D But I have faith you’ll figure it all out eventually if you read Of Relations and Ships and Mage in Love both.
Alright. I’ve had to readjust everything about my plans for this year but I’m still here. Really!
This upcoming week, I’ll be working on getting the things I was working on before everything came to a standstill ready to go. I’m picking up where I left off and will be publishing stuff soon and working on stuff that I had planned to work on during the first half of the year.
In other words, writing has resumed and all is well. I just need some time to get stuff done.
I really wish I could snap my fingers and it’d all be done for me but that’s not how my life works, unfortunately. :-)
I’m working hard to get the next New Canton book ready for release (Of Relations and Ships). This week was the plan, and I think I might still make it by the end of the week or the weekend. I’ll let you know details as soon as I have things ready to go. I’m excited to finally get this one done and out. It took much longer to write than I expected (seriously, I started this one more than a year ago)! :-)