One thing that troubles me about being an author is disappointing my readers. If it wasn’t for you guys, I still wouldn’t be sharing my stories with anyone but myself. So it’s hard when I get asked about when Have No Mercy, Broken Lens and Rouge are being released. I bear the weight of your disappointment when I can’t give you answers.
When I first started writing, I used to pound away in all my free time shutting out the world including my family. Then pirates decided to share my books and my skin yet wasn’t that thick. I became disillusioned with all the hard work I spent, all the time lost with my kids I couldn’t get back because someone decided to give my books away. And I had a mind to give it up.
But then you guys convinced me to continue on. And I felt the need to finish the stories I’d begun. Yet, I also decided that I would write more casually than the frantic nature that I’d done before. And here we are.
I could finish up all the books above just to get them out. But then I think as long as you guys have waited, you are expecting something at least marginally good. One of those stories, Broken Lens was almost done and I decided I didn’t like the direction the story when and scrapped it. An almost complete story down the drain… and that’s my cross to bear.
But I have other news. First you should know, I have absolutely no desire to be famous. I write because I have these stories in my head and need to get them out. At the same time, it’s flattering when someone reads your book and contacts you because they want to take it a more traditionally published route. So you can imagine my surprise when it happened to me out of the blue. With soul searching, I made the decision to let go of some control and see where this would take me.
Which book did this person read? Interestingly enough, it was my adult series that caught the eye of dare I say the right person. Yeah, I was surprised by that. Not that I don’t think it’s a good book. Because I do. Kalen makes me long to visit Scotland in the worst way. But I have a stronger YA following that adult.
However… getting to the point, I’m not allowed to discuss the details of my contract. What I can say is that you shouldn’t see much of a difference when it’s re-released. The main difference will be that it will be available for sale many more places. The first book for re-release is obviously the first book in the series. I’m not sure if the price will change, but I will be taking down my version the book in the next day or so. Thankfully, the re-release will be short coming. The cover will remain, at least for now. And it won’t be a year out before it’s back online and available for sale. It should be soon after and seamless.
Anyway, as you can imagine, I behind on everything else. I’m going to do my best to get Mercy out asap as I hear more from the readers of that series, with my Rouge fans on their heels. But I want to do Mercy… (I almost named names, lol,) Mercy and the gang justice in this story. So bear with me some more.
Thanks again you all for your support and kind words. There are days when I don’t want to write and I get a note from one of your guys that make me hunkering down on my keyboard because I have this need to please. Know that I’m doing my best to get all the books out. And soon maybe my only other job besides by family will be writing and I’ll have all the time in the world to get these stories out faster.
All my best ~ Shannon ❤