Okay, this is gonna be a long post, so I just want to warn y’all up front.
First, I haven’t been on any social networks in eons it seems, and some of you may have noticed my absence. *cough* I want to apologize. For the last few months, I’ve been really run down (like, sleep 18 hours a day run down) and generally crappy feeling. That’s why I haven’t been on. I’m not ignoring anyone. I’ve just felt that bad.
Second, I’ve been getting a lot messages and emails about the third Breed Chronicles book, Breed of Havoc. I was an idiot before and said I’d have it out by October, because I thought–hoped–I would. I was wrong, and for that, again I apologize. I was so excited to get the book out that I rushed it and seriously messed up the book and myself.
Since I started Breed of Havoc (I think I started it before I ever finished Breed of Envy, to be honest), I’ve rewritten 50% of it about three times. Right now, it’s at 111k, making it the longest book so far. Things happened in the book that were meant to be minor sub-plot things that turned into bigger plot points, and then I ended up taking out about 10-15k words that are going to be in Breed 4 instead.
My writing process is weird, y’all. I write scenes out of order, I rewrite chunks of it at a time, I move stuff around. Writing fast? I’ve got that down. Editing fast? …ha! Not gonna happen. The Breed books are too involved for fast.
And because of that, I’m not announcing any release dates until the book is completely finished and edited. I don’t want to disappoint anyone by saying it’ll be out on X day and then not delivering again. That has made me feel like total crap. No one’s said anything about it. In fact, y’all have been amazingly patient and understanding, and for that, I THANK YOU. You guys are amazing. I’m so, so sorry that I didn’t deliver what I promised when I promised it.
It really makes me sad to say this, but I don’t think I’ll be able to deliver more than 1 Breed Chronicles book a year. That’s a long time, and I know it is and I absolutely LOATHE waiting that long, but I can’t rush the books. It’s not fair to them, and it’s not fair to y’all. You guys spend your money on these books, so I want them to be the best I can make them. Not everyone is going to like them all, and I know and accept that, but I am trying my best to make sure you guys don’t ever regret spending your hard earned money on my projects.
Now, that isn’t to say that I’m not hoping or won’t try to get more than 1 book out in a year, but I don’t want you guys to expect it. I really, really don’t want to let you guys down again.
Okay, epic post complete. Thank you guys so, so much. If you have questions or anything, feel free to email or post. I’ll do my best to answer them. And again, from the bottom of my slow-editing heart, I apologize for letting y’all down and not getting this book out sooner.
Oh. And just so you guys know, I’m feeling a tiny bit better, so I’m working on Breed of Havoc right now. (Well, after I post this…) Soon, my pretties!