This has been the Year of Suck for so many people. I hardly know anyone who hasn’t lost a friend or family member (human or animal) this year, if not more than one.
We’ve lost three now, and I really, really hope that’s it for this year as well as many to come.
About the only good thing that’s happened this year has been the rise of book sales and the corresponding interest and contact from readers. Your emails, reviews, comments on posts, and extended sympathies…you folks have no idea how much they’ve all meant.
However, as the result of all the loss, grief, and upheaval, I’m way behind where I planned to be on a lot of projects. It’s hard to focus on getting things done when each time I’m going well on a project, something else happens and kicks my legs out from underneath me. Days or weeks pass before a semblance of normality returns and then BAM! Something else freaking happens.
But I do want everyone interested in Book #3 to know that I’m doing my best to finish it as soon as possible, without it turning out crappy, and that I appreciate both your excitement for it, and your patience.
I’m sorry it’s taking so long.
“The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,
Gang aft agley” – Robert Burns