Where is Lanie?

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!

12 Responses

  1. timetrius godlock

    Take your time! I’d rather read a well thought out book than a book that could use time, thought, above average plots, and more thoughts and time! šŸ™‚
    In the meanwhile, Im giftn the shit out of MBI1!!!!

  2. I’m new to your books, and I greatly enjoy them. Your writing is thorough, your thoughts complete themselves and I have a very satisfied feeling when I come to the close. [No gimicky cliffhangers] I appreciate your process and I look forward to taking the Breed journey with you.. besides, I’m still waiting on Book 6 from George RR Martin. We have patience in this genre. Many blessings to you and your process. ktw

    • Awh, thanks, Kimberly! I’m glad you’re enjoying the series!

      I hate cliffhangers too, so I try to keep that in mind while writing, but it may not always be the case. I’ll do my best though!

  3. Kat Korenchan

    Since I just started reading this series, I seriously have to give you kudos just on the first two books alone!! I definitely can see how involved the various twists are getting, and that’s part of what I’m luving! Trust me, your readers (me included now!!) will definitely rather read a well-written book with lots of enticing twists / turns and excitement, etc than read some crappy book any day. lol BTW – don’t forget the girl-kicks-serious-butt theme ROCKS!! šŸ˜€

    Take your time!! We’ll wait for ya!! šŸ˜‰

    • Hi Kat!

      Thank you for the kind words and support! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series. And I promise, the twists will keep coming! šŸ˜€

  4. Cyndy e

    Stumbled across the breed series. I really enjoyed the two books. Please take your time and write well. Readers will forgive a lot for a well written book. Also – please keep us updated. If you have to scrap something, then scrap it! I’m frustrated at the moment. Love the b. justin shiers Zero Sum series. He’s a med student, so it stands that it would come first. But nothing has been heard from him in over a year. šŸ™

    • Hi Cyndy!

      Thanks! I’m glad you stumbled on the series and are liking it. I’m not as good about keeping y’all updated as I should be, but I’m promise I’m working on it!

  5. Jamie

    I Love this series! I just finished the second book and loved it. I am new to the series but I read the second book in a day. I love the main characters. I feel that they are real and that they are realistic with their reactions. While I am sad that book 3 is not out yet, I will wait patiently. I love well written books. I may hate waiting for the next book to come out in a series but when I get the next book it is like I am welcomed back into that world with such joy. It is like meeting up with old friends again. I’ll say I am curious about the director. He is an interesting character and I am curious about Jade’s DNA. I think she will have some interesting adventures. I am hoping her adventures don’t just stop when she completes P4 either. Great job with the books so far.

    • Hi Jamie!

      Thank you! Breed of Havoc definitely wasn’t out as soon as I’d hoped–and I apologize to you and everyone who has been waiting on it–but it IS coming this month.

      And, while I don’t know exactly how many books there will be in the series yet, Jade’s adventures won’t end at book 4! I have at least 5 books planned–and that’s a low estimate. :mrgreen:

  6. Holly

    I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed the first two books. I found the first book in an anthology. When I was done, I wanted to read more about CDE, Jade, Linc and their world. I bought the two book set (I knew I would never remember which anthology had the first Breed book). I loved it just as much.
    I am anxiously waiting for the next one, and the one after that… I will gladly wait for another well-written story.
    Thank you for creating such a fantastic world!

    • Hey Holly!

      I’m glad you found the series and enjoy it! Thanks so much for letting me know.

      I hope you enjoy the rest as they come out. šŸ™‚