I have (and hope to continue) to get fan mail. The biggest question so far is, “When Forever will be released?”
I try to respond to everyone individually, but in the effort of trying to save time. Here is my response.
“Forever is under construction. I am about 1/3 of the way through the story line. I am shooting to have it released some time at the beginning of 2011, but once the writing is completed I have to edit as well as send it to my agent for approval. I could rush through it but I want it to be the best it can be for both me and my readers. Thank you for your patience (and even impatience).”
As many of you know I over shot my hoped for finish date. With school and learning the business end of books, I didn't get to spend as much time on the writing part as I wanted. I am trying to balance the demands of writing with the demands of family and work.
I am still hard at work on Forever and I promise to have it out as soon as possible. I want to thank all of you who have taken the time to post here or on Facebook as well as those who have taken the time to write reviews. I will try to be more diligent with my updates and I again want to thank you all for your patience and impatience.
UPDATE October 4, 2011:
I know it has been “Forever” since I’ve updated everyone. I don’t really like making excuses for my actions but I wanted to let you know your comments and questions did not fall on deaf ears.
I recently finished writing and I’m glad to say it has been sent off to my editor as of today. I know the wait has been long but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I have not set a date yet for the release because I don’t like carving things in stone until I know everything is in place.
Thank you all so much for your messages, encouragements, and questions. I will keep you posted as milestones are reached.
I know everyone has been waiting for an update and I told you I would let you know milestones as I reached them. The suspense is over in some regards and just starting in another. Forever has been sent to the proofer (to make sure all my I’s have dots and those pesky homophones are found). With that said, I am setting the tentative release date for Forever as December 1, 2011.
As a little treat, I am also posting the cover for Forever. I hope you all enjoy it. And I look forward to your feedback.
So a funny story for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
I uploaded the new version of Immortal some months back after editing was completed. It took nearly four days to go live on Smashwords and another two days before it was updated on Amazon. I don’t really know how long it took before Barnes & Noble got it up on their site but it took a few weeks.
The reason I’m telling you all this is that I set my release date for Forever as December 1, 2011. I didn’t want the formatting and upload time to cause me to miss the date so I began the process in the WEEEEEEEEE hours of the morning on November 24, 2011. Funny thing is it didn’t take as long as I thought it would. In fact, it is now available for purchase on Smashwords and will soon be available on Amazon. I considered removing them and waiting an extra few days but that can be a tricky game so I am leaving them up.
Think of it as a Black Friday present. I hope you all enjoy and that the rest of your Thanksgiving weekend is a happy one.