This has been one heck of a summer. It started in the spring when we found out a family member had terminal cancer. There were visits, of course. The funeral was in July. During this time, I was taking the kids in for eye exams and dental exams to get them ready for school. I enrolled my youngest back into school since he misses being with his friends. Then for the past two weeks, I’ve been sick.
As much as I tried to keep up with The Cursed Earl, I wasn’t able to do it. I’m almost 60,000 words into the book, and usually I would be close to the end, but this story line is longer than what I usually do. I’d rather not rush the ending just so I can have it out in November. I want to make sure I give this story everything it deserves.
I don’t know when I’ll be up to writing again. Because of that, I have decided to push back all of the books in my writing schedule. That way, I don’t stress out over trying to resume my writing schedule before I’m physically up for it. Below is the new plan.
Interview for a Wife (Nebraska Prairie Series: Book 3) will be out September 25
Thankfully, before I got sick, I was able to get this all finished up. This is the last book I’ll be able to publish this year.
The Cursed Earl (Marriage by Necessity Series: Book 2) has been moved to January
At the moment, I have January 9 down for it. I really hope this is the last time I move this book back.
The Loner’s Bride (Wyoming Series: Book 4) has been moved to March
I put this in for March 13.
Suitable for Marriage (Husbands for the Larson Sisters: Book 3) has been moved to May
I have this set for May 15.
Heiress of Misfortune (Marriage by Necessity Series: Book 3) has been moved to July
This is now set for July 17.
Secret Admirer (Marriage by Obligation Series: Book 1) will be moved back to September
At the moment, this is set for July, but I’ll move it to September next month. On the Smashwords dashboard, I can’t post a pre-order longer than one year out.
I want to have a historical western out next November.
My hope is to write Daisy Larson’s book in this slot, but I haven’t come up with the idea for her story yet. I might have to put something else in this slot.
My condolences for your loss, and I’m sorry you’re not feeling well. I hope things get better.
Thanks, Rami. I appreciate that a lot.
You’re welcome. Hope your next post is full of good news.
It doesn’t matter if you have to push back release dates. Your family and health should always come first. The books will still be a treat of anticipation. Feel better, and thanks for writing.
Thanks for understanding, Erica! You’re always so nice to me. I appreciate it a lot.
Just take care of yourself and stay healthy—–that’s the most important thing these days; so please stay well and we will all continue to enjoy your books. Hugs, Ginnie
Thank you, Ginnie! That means a lot to me. 😀
I think most of your readers (myself included) completely understand that sometimes real life will effect publishing dates for independent authors. For me, I hope things settle down and you feel better.
Thank you, Susan! I appreciate that a lot. It’s always a relief to know I didn’t upset people by pushing the dates back. I’m finally on the mend, but I’m taking things slow.
Sorry to hear about your troubles. I also have not written anything since February and cannot even get those books of mine which were with Rose up. We were approved for Medicaid to pay for Paul’s nursing home room. However, it takes almost all of his pension. I am weighing bringing home. I’m afraid we’ll go into bankruptcy if continue down this money path. I’m just trying to figure how I can bring him home without a hospital bed in the middle of my living room, etc. God bless. We both are experiencing terrible times.
I spoke to my sister about your situation to see if she had any ideas. She used to work at a nursing home, and I know it can get expensive staying there. Can you hire a care giver to help out with him? Would that be cheaper? A hospital bed is probably something I could help you obtain. I could probably also help with groceries. Beyond that, our finances are stretched and I’m not making what I used to with the writing income. I wish I had saved more when I was making good money, but I assumed the money would stay the same or increase because that’s what the author community was saying would happen. No one ever said income might drop. If you want, contact me via email and we can keep talking about this.
Janet, I’m sorry you’re going through all of this. We had to get Medicaid when my mom went into the nursing home, and it was crazy.
Sometimes you just have to take care of yourself and your family. Your fans will wait.
I agree, and I would tell anyone else to relax and take care of themselves. Sometimes it’s easier to tell others to take care of themselves but not take that advice when it’s you. But I am going to take it this time. I’m very lucky. The people who read my books have all been supportive.