Hello fellow adventurers!
Wow, I survived the first two weeks of summer vacation, and already we’ve been crazy busy! We’ve been to three parks, two birthday celebrations, and a wedding. Even gone swimming–twice! In a saltwater pool no less. Soooo nice! Now, I thought I had prepared for the transition into summer. I was wrong. I’m beginning to think that no amount of planning ever really prepares a person for any major changes in one’s life. Marriage, parenting, summer, school…I seem to only set myself up with unrealistic expectations and a major emotional rollercoaster. Of course, I’d hate to see where I would be if I HADN’T done any planning. Maybe I should try that next year. You know, for research purposes. Ha!
I know it’s been almost two years since Secrets Kept released. Ack! I can’t believe how time flies! Maybe we should do something special in October, eh? I was hoping for a fall release for Darkened Hope, but things are moving slower than I would like. Slowly but surely! I thank you for your patience!
So here is where we are on our journey:
I am more than halfway done with edits for Darkened Hope, and I will soon be sending out copies to a few beta readers. Eep! And then it’s off to the editor for the line edit.
I’m also happy to report that DH’s cover is shaping up rather nicely. Can’t wait to share it with you all. Soon, my preciouses, soon…
On a different note…a major bummer-slam-my-head-on-my-desk-note, many of you know that I embarked on a solo adventure with my own imprint, and all the crazy details THAT entails, and everything has been developing beautifully. Of course, not without some hiccups and road bumps. That’s expected. And then this happened.
Secrets Kept has LOST all of its Amazon reviews.
ALL of them. Nearly made me cry, but I keep hoping that they will just reappear one day. All the other reviews for my short stories and the Tales of Nälu paperback compilation transferred no problem. They just magically reappeared. And for a while there, so did Secrets Kept, but when I asked to have all the editions linked, the reviews disappeared. They are still visible on the reviewers’ profiles, but not on Secrets Kept. Go figure. And Amazon’s only response was sorry, we can’t help you, treating the whole situation as if the reviews had violated their policies, which they hadn’t.
So after waiting over eight weeks, I’ve resigned myself to accept this fate and move on. At least there’s still Goodreads!
That said, let’s have a virtual party! Free ecopies of Secrets Kept if you or anyone you know would like to read it and review it. Ha!
Alright, back to work! Editing and brainstorming for something fun to do in October…What would YOU like to do?
Have a great rest of the week!