I really hoped I wouldn’t have to write this kind of note this year, but here we go.
I’m not going to get 12 for ’12 Book 4 (Shotguns & Sorcery Book 1) done by the end of the month, which is today. I had two kids down with a terrible cold this month. They’re good boys — even when sick — and are on the mend. Even so, taking care of them slowed down my writing a bit. It’s one of the hazards of working from home — and one of the great benefits too.
I still had high hopes to get the book done on time, right up until I came down with the same thing myself last week. I even wrote through the coughing, sore throat, and headaches for the first few days, but then last Friday the whole thing morphed into a sinus infection with a high fever that knocked me flat for three days. I’m back out of bed now, but not quite up to full speed.
So, does this torch 12 for ’12? Not at all. I’m still going to write 12 books this year. I just won’t finish one of them in April. I plan to wrap this book up by the end of the week, just a few days into May.
As a longtime professional writer, I know all too well how a little slip can cause a domino effect on a schedule. I’m determined to catch up as fast as I can to make sure that this doesn’t happen.
My apologies for this. Believe me, no one’s more disappointed than me. However, it shouldn’t affect the writing of the stories and the delivery of the books by much at all.
As always, though, I want to do my best to keep you in the loop. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll field them as best I can between chapters. Thanks!