I may have been a bit too optimistic about getting two books out before the end of the year. Final edits for The Princess’s Dragon are going okay, but I still have yet to complete all of the necessary steps for pre-launch, and I have no cover to speak of. I really don’t want to reuse the old cover, as awesome as it is, since this is a new edition, with new content, I wanted a fresh, updated cover.
As for my other book, the alien romance, I just don’t feel like it’s ready. I’ve been working on it until I’m about to lose my mind! It just wasn’t coming out the way I wanted it to. I finally decided to seek professional help. (No, not that kind, but after all this, I might need some of that too! 😉 ) Because of that, and schedules, and the revisions I know are going to be necessary, I’m definitely not going to get that book out by the end of this year.
So this update isn’t a very positive one, sadly, but I intend to keep working on both of these titles to get them ready for launch, hopefully very early next year. I’m not setting any hard deadlines yet, though. I just don’t want to rush them out without making sure they are the best they can be. I know, it’s my perfectionism kicking in, but in this case, I think it’s important to give it a little bit of a say. As I’ve said in the past, The Princess’s Dragon is a very special book for me. Not only was it the first I ever published, but it brings back so many good memories. I want the re-release to be a good one.
As for my alien romance, I want to love it as much as I love my other alien romances, and I’m just not there yet. We’ll see if a content edit will help with that. 🙂 (I love the characters, already! They just need a better story.)
I will be continuing updates as I have more news to share.
On a more positive note, the holidays are coming, and I’m very excited to get the opportunity to visit with family that I rarely get to see during the year, what with everyone having their own busy lives to attend to. This is always a busy, and crazy, time of year, but it’s worth all the work and effort to have the chance to reconnect with people. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season during whatever holidays you celebrate.