I have a confession to make. I've been a really terrible slacker. For a good portion of this year, I was not writing. During the spring, I signed up for two classes which really sucked up the time and burnt me out. One was a graphic design class and the other was an eBook class. Both were good classes to take, but they didn't require me to write. I let my writing slide while taking them, and when summer came, I goofed off even more. I tried to set a schedule for myself. I began taking off every Monday with the intention of writing, but I continued to goof off. I tried to tell myself to write something everyday, and then didn't bother. I enjoyed my free time. Have you ever played an old computer game called Majesty? If you want to be productive, don't get it, even if it is only a dollar on Amazon. It will steal hours of your life.
So if anyone was watching those writing progress bars on the sidebar, you may have noticed that they weren't moving, or maybe the misspelling of sequel distracted you. I have been updating them recently. I'm trying to write a thousand words a day with Saturday being a catch-up day. I've been going back and forth between Long Dead and Dragon Prey. When I stall out on one, I go to the other, and I seem to be able to stay productive.
This year I'd set a New Year's Eve resolution to publish two books. I don't know if that will happen, but I fully intend to have two books written and then some by the time Dec. 31st rolls around again. I don't know how editing will go. I'm scared it is going to be more heinous than usual. I've really had to force out the text some days to get 1000 words.
I know many people are eager to read the next book in the Scary Mary series or Dragon Prey, the sequel to Unicorn Bait, but I'm afraid everyone will just have to wait four-five-six-more months. I'm very sorry. I'm no Amanda Hocking. I can't write gazillion word books in a weekend. I'm really pushing to do the 1000 words a day. I'm hoping to have both books written by Nov. 1st because I want to participate in Nanowrimo. (Yes, I know I'm pushing to finish two books so I can feverishly write another book in a month.) Editing those two books during November isn't very doable under those conditions which leaves December which is a crazy month as well. So...publishing this year appears questionable to understate it. I'm really sorry for the delay. I really hope you're still interested when I do finally publish Long Dead and Dragon Prey.