It’s been a while since an update. I’ve been so incredibly busy, mostly with trying to get the book ready for publication. Just finished yet another proof where I caught some leftover mistakes, while my glorious beta reading team is hunting even more as I write this. In just a few short days, I’ll have those typos back and a hopefully mostly clean version of the book ready to roll.
It’s set for release July 29.
I feel a lot of pressure because I haven’t collected this many preorders before and the story took a lot of weird turns that might surprise people. I’m glad people are eagerly anticipating the next installment, but as I said before, I am facing a moment of doubt because of it. I guess the jury’s out on whether those are good surprises or not, but it was ultimately the direction I planned since the first book, so I have to stick by it, right?
Either way, it’s been a long work, and I’m glad it’s finally done, more or less. Now it’s time to start working on the fifth book, but seeing how hectic life has gotten with the little one, I gave myself a bit of grace and have decided to release it mid-December. It’s not ideal, but I have to curb my expectations given everything I have on my plate.
And in the end, five books in one year will end up being a new record for me. With luck, I can get four out in the next year. The wife and I have talked about hiring a babysitter to give me some breathing room and the ability to work more, but we haven’t come to a decision yet. It’s basically a question of whether my time is that valuable in monetary terms. It probably isn’t on paper, but it might be something we try just to see if it helps.
Anyway, thanks for reading. Can’t wait until this book is out!