I’ve been gone so long, WordPress doesn’t even look the same. Damn.
So I missed my self-imposed deadline for the release of Book 2 (Fall 2015) by a minute. Let’s get that out of the way. I was overly ambitious establishing that timeline in the first place, but I am writing it. There will be a Book 2 this year. And if Book 1 made you think about using your safe word, the next one’s going to hurt. Even I think this thing is dark. And I was really perplexed when reviews starting warning readers that Blood Toy was an especially twisted read.
Not going to make excuses about why I’ve been gone…. Ok, maybe a few explanations are in order. Well, two at least.
- Indie publishing sucks. I got my first royalty check from Amazon; it did not even cover the cost of cover art! While this did not discourage me from writing, it did inspire me to reevaluate my priorities. Maybe blogging every single day is not as important as…say…writing the next book.
- Dictation sucks. I took the holiday ‘break’ a little too literally and fractured my wrist. While I had the use of my fingers, my cast had a nasty habit of hitting ‘caps lock’ every few letters. I used talk-to-text functionality for every email, instant message and proposal I sent for the first two months of the year. I thought it was a miraculous invention those first few days, better than typing in random shouts at least. But I swear the voice recognition got more stupid with each passing day.