Seriously, I should know better by now.
Bumps in my path swerved me off-road for a bit. I’m not going into major details, but the dual stresses of needing new bed and my fiancé’s potential surgery weighed me down. The former, of course, took every penny we had on hand. Grinding The Rogue King’s publication to a halt.
But thanks to some quick-smart wrangling by my family, the potentially terrible crisis of waiting until next year has dropped to being a brief pause in the final edits. I’ve still got a lot of work to do … now that I can, like getting my domain up and running. And I’ll be jumping on the proof as soon as I hear from my editor. I’m fully prepared for the paperback to take a while to get here. I’m on the other side of the world, after all.
And seeing this is the first story I ever wrote, the one that’s been with me for close to seventeen years now, I’ve long considered it as “the big one”. So I’d like to give my first novel an appropriate send off into the world. To make that possible, the release date will need be moving two months to the 22nd of April 2014.
So I’m both a touch bummed and elated.
There are still some bright points: I’ve got all the edits done for Golden Dawn, which is coming out with MuseitUp Publishing this spring, and I’ve only just finished up with their cover artist. Whereas on the home front, my fiancé, thankfully, won’t be needing surgery (for now, anyway) and that’s a load off my mind, I assure you.