So, having pushed out a bit of news on this subject weeks ago to my mailing list, I realized–somewhat belatedly–that I had yet to update everyone else. This is why I need an assistant.
With brevity, City is going to be delayed. I have someone very close to me who is very sick, and it has put a wrench in my planning. I had hoped to get three books out before the end of the year, but now it’s looking like only two. I wish things could be different, but some things in life are more important than work. I know that’s not anything people want to hear, but life sometimes (always) gets in the way of our plans. Every now and then you have to enjoy the time you have as much as you can, and this is one of those times. I will not go into much detail, but the delays are necessary and inevitable.
I’m putting the release of The City Under the Mountain off until mid-October. As of right now, that’s the earliest I see everything getting done. With that being said, I have made some arrangements to try and complete it sooner. I’ve hired some help around the house–most of you know I’m a single dad, which takes up a lot of time–and arranged my schedule in such a way as to give me ample time to complete the book before outside elements can have more of an effect than they already have.
I’m working on the final draft now, so hopefully these changes will be helpful. We’ll see.
Also, if you’re a Conclave member who has subbed in the last few days, check your email for the first installment of The Ballad of the Outrider: Season One. New subscribers should now have access to the serial in the final welcome email, so if you haven’t subscribed, it’s a good time to start.
Don’t worry. I won’t tell your mom.
All for now. More later. Much love.