So, I’ve been dreading writing this, mostly because it comes with nothing but not-so-great news, which I hate to give.
Off and on for the last year, I’ve been really sick and having major issues with my hands (where they hurt so bad I can’t even lift a paper plate). A few months ago–around the time I vanished–things got even worse. I was sleeping close to 16 hours a day–if not more–and I’ve been to the doctor more times in the last 5 months than in the past 10 years combined. And then 2 weeks ago, I had surgery to have my gallbladder removed (something my doctor was hoping would fix at least one of my on-going issues so he could focus on other things).
I hate writing this post because it means I’ve failed y’all. It means I’ve failed to deliver two things I really, really wanted to have delivered already, and that’s the 3rd story in the Karma’s Witches series (Karma’s a Witch) and the 4th Breed Chronicles book. Neither of which will be released any time soon, unless something with my health changes drastically.
Some people might be upset by this news and they have every right to be. I’m upset by this. You guys have been waiting for these books for ages and I’ve been wanting to give them to you for ages. While I won’t say I want them released more than anyone else, I will say that I want them released just as much, because I do. Writing and publishing is important to me. It’s what I love doing, it’s how I pay my bills, it’s how I keep y’all–the readers and awesome people who help support me–happy, and I really love those things. More than that, I HATE disappointing people, and I know I’ve done that a lot this past year. For that, I’m truly, truly sorry.
When it comes to writing and publishing, I control a lot. But I can’t control my health, despite how hard I try or how much I wish I could. Mostly, I can–and do–work through horrible hand pain. I was up writing after my surgery (or trying to) before I was ready, and I didn’t do myself any favors with that.
Y’all deserve better than this and I know you do. So I want you to know that I’m writing as much as I can, as fast as I can, to get these projects out ASAP. I don’t have a release date for either of them, but the second I do, I promise to blast it everywhere.