I had to do this for a couple of reasons. The most pressing one is the fact that I’m behind schedule in writing Love Lessons With The Duke AND I just realized I need to go back and change a couple things (in addition to adding about two or three scenes).
I could try to rush through it and get it done, but I don’t want to do that anymore. Since I’m self-publishing these, I can do that. I want the book to be the best it can be, and after pressing myself so hard to finish four books this summer, I’m still exhausted. Sprinting took more out of me than I expected. While the method paid off wonderfully, I think it might work best for authors who can plan out the book ahead of time. (Just a guess.) What I know is that I can’t do it unless I have a plan in place, and most of the time, like with this book, I don’t have a plan. I’m figuring out what I need to do as I go along.
While I pushed back the publishing date for Love Lessons With The Duke, I decided to push back the dates on the other two books I have in pre-order status, too.
I put His Convenient Wife down for January 3 since I want a book out in January.
Love Lessons With the Duke will now be out on February 14. This way I have plenty of time to write it as it’s supposed to be and get it edited with my team.
Then I decided to push back Royal Hearts to July 4 because (to be honest), it’s going to be one of my least popular books.
My weakest (aka least popular) books should be later in the year and my strongest books should be at the beginning of the year. This is what I’ve noticed after self-publishing ebooks for five years. So I’m better off not having another book out for the rest of the year.